Adventure is high on my list of things I value.
When we lost power for over a week in a snow storm, I reveled in figuring out how to make do for collecting water, cooking and keeping our family as comfortable as possible. It was a game - roughing it.
Camping is much more fun for me when the least amount of stuff is brought along. The less the better. Only essentials.
When traveling, my small, worn, carry-on is stripped to the bare necessities. Traveling light makes the trip enjoyable.
When the cupboards quit bulging and the fridge looks empty, I often go a few more days without shopping, to see what I can come up with for a meal. It is fun for me. Sort of a creative challenge. My family doesn't have the same response. Tomorrow-shopping.
It is good to know what I need and what I can easily do without. Sorting out my needs from my wants changes over time. My needs are simple right now.
Outside, I need good coffee with real cream. Words. Water to lay in. Water to sit by. One good down comforter. Flowers to grow. Kisses. Music. Chocolate. A dog by the fire. One good pen. A notebook.
Inside, I need to believe I'm loved in order to give. I need to believe I have something to offer that matters. I need to give. I need to keep learning fresh new ways to think. I need to taste and see and notice the goodness surrounding me. I need to follow a leader who believes and assumes the best about me first. I need my family and friends. I need to practice now to become ~ the older woman who finishes well.
Most of all, I need to wait and see what is unfolding without me pulling it open.
It is possible to wait while being productive and adventurous...