My name is Lindsay, and I travel the world looking for opportunities for adventure.
I know, I know. Adventure is an obnoxiously overused term. And what does it even mean anyway?
I define adventure as an extraordinary experience, something new and unusual, the more challenging the better. In fact, the more something terrifies me, the more I want to do it. For me, adventure starts on the edge of my comfort zone.
But don’t get it twisted – I’m not some fearless expeditioner or adrenaline junkie. No effing way! I grew up in a suburb of Dallas. I come from a normal, healthy family. I still occasionally work in an office.
I’m just an ordinary person who thinks there might be more to life than working in an unfulfilling job so you can accumulate crap you’ve been tricked into wanting.
I started this blog in 2013 as a personal experiment – I wanted to see what would happen if I committed to doing one thing a week that scared me.
Turns out, a lot can happen when you start making a habit out of adventure. You meet people. You learn things. You notice opportunities you didn’t see before. You start wondering if doing the same thing day in and day out is the best option, or even healthy for you.
When I turned 30, I sold most of my possessions, put my career in TV on hold, and set out to look for adventure on a full-time basis. Almost a year later, I returned to the states, to my job, and to my life, with a completely new view of the universe.
Now I split my time between working on super fun TV shows and traveling the world. As soon as I feel too comfortable, I know its time to push myself into the unknown again.
I don’t have it all figured out. There are still plenty of things that scare me. But if there is one thing this experiment has taught me, it’s that world is full of surprises.
Places will surprise you. People will surprise you. Experiences will surprise you.
Most importantly, you’ll surprise yourself with what you’re capable of.