Adventures 2.0

It’s been a little while since I shared my monthly adventures. To be honest, things got crazy toward the end of last year and I wasn’t able to complete an adventure each month. Thankfully, new years bring new adventures and I’ve renewed my desire to pursue a new adventure each month. This month’s blog post will catch you up on any that I’ve missed sharing. If you are new to my blog, you can read how my monthly adventures started last year here – Monthly Adventures.

Coffee Shop – In December, I did adventure #124 from my friend Lauren. “Take a book to your favorite coffee shop and give yourself an afternoon of adventure.” My all time favorite coffee shop is Koffee with a Kause. It’s located in my parent’s hometown and is locally run. My brother introduced me to this unique shop a few years ago and I always take advantage of meeting people there to chat. It’s a sweet, homey space that makes you feel like you are curling up in your own living room. This was a fun adventure as it combined two things that I love: a book and Koffee with a Kause’s Caramel Apple Spice!

Worship Walk – In January, I completed adventure #139 from my friend Katie. “Going to the park for a walk with some worship music.” My sister-in-law giggles that I often seem to tweak my adventures and this one was no exception. 🙂 Instead of going to the park, I decided to walk around my neighborhood. It was 60 degrees one Sunday and I went for a stroll with my earbuds in. I forget how beautiful my neighborhood is. Just as my house is more than 90 years old, many of the homes in the neighborhood are just as old and unique. I found a beautiful spot down a dead-end road that overlooks the river that runs alongside my campus. I’ll have to meet my neighbors soon and see if they’ll let me bring a chair down and soak in the view that’s between their properties! I also found a neighborhood library box. I’ve never lived near one and got really, REALLY excited.

Walmart Museum – In February, I tackled Adventure #43 from my friend Jenna. “Visit the Walmart Museum.” This museum is located about 4 hours away from where I live. Same dilemma I had with the Crystal Bridges museum adventure last year. How do I find the time to visit?? I decided to go to their website (The Walmart Museum) to check things out. I immediately noticed that they had a virtual option. Often times it seems that the virtual tours aren’t all that great, but I was pleasantly surprised! They have uniquely linked photos, videos, information, and even a quiz for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. I would like to visit it in person sometime but did greatly enjoy my evening learning about Walmart.

There were sweet moments in each of these adventures and things that I felt the Lord was highlighting and teaching me. The biggest one that has stuck with me was a quote from Mrs. Walton. She had an anonymous saying hanging in her office so she could see it daily, “It is not what you gather in life; it’s what you scatter in life, that tells the kind of life you have lived.” May you see the seeds that you scatter this week!

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