The Cost of Adventure

How Much Do You Need? Recently I wrote about why you need not fear making a change to your lifestyle simply because your financial situation is uncertain. Today I am writing about what living a more adventurous lifestyle will really cost you. My family has traveled to Costa Rica, Argentina, and all over the US and Canada. Certainly all of that travel, considering the price of fuel, lodging and whatnot, means that living an adventurous lifestyle is an indulgence of the rich. Sure, it’s easy to talk about what families ought to be doing if you are the Moneybags family and you can do anything that you want anyway. Well, if you are the Moneybags family; you don’t really need me. Except perhaps to remind you that you do have the means and therefore you have no excuse not to live a more adventurous life with your family.
If you are like most folks; money isn’t rolling in the ditches these days. Starting off on some expensive extended vacation to Katmandu just isn’t in the budget. Living a more adventurous life really means living a life that isn’t driven by momentum; a consciously created life. Going to Katmandu may just be the adventure of a lifetime but if it isn’t in the budget right now; that’s OK. You see, you have nothing to prove. You don’t have to make some grand gesture in order to show the world that your family is now “Uber Cool” because you are hobnobbing with lions in Kenya or whatever.
Your only task is to take control of the direction of your life and steer it in the direction of your unique dreams; regardless of what those dreams might be. I suspect that most of us are secretly rather boring. (At least we think that we are.) We aren’t into some of that stuff that popular media tells us is cool.
So what? It’s time to live for you; not for your image. The first step in that process is to take full possession of your true identity and begin to live the life that you were always meant to live.
If your dream life is traveling from one stamp collection convention to the next and you are not doing that now; then it’s time to get licking! In other words, to live adventurously means to take action that is currently outside of your comfort zone. It’s not because it’s outside of your comfort zone but because it’s what you were always meant to do. It means daring to get off the dime; to disturb your comfortable misery and get on with your life. Besides, traveling to stamp collecting conventions or whatever floats your boat is usually no more expensive than what you’re doing right now.
Ready to rock? You can afford it!

Author's Bio: 

Hugh DeBurgh, The Passionate Warrior, has dedicated his life to the achievement of the ultimate family lifestyle. You can find him writing about Creative Family Lifestyle Design over at his blog, The Way of the Passionate Warrior. Currently he is on the second leg of a worldwide travel adventure with his wife and four young children. His blog is at .