Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adventure Itch

Do you ever itch for an adventure?  

It's this horrible, wonderful little itch for more.  Something different, new, exciting.

Something that would make all of your readers jealous and want an adventure of their own.

The itch of just wanting to go somewhere & do something out of the ordinary.  

The silliness of the simple things that can scratch that itch. 

But something...on find yourself wanting something normal, regular, comfortable, and old. 

Maybe it's like buying a new & really expensive dress.  

You think it looks hot.  You get home, and it still looks hot.  So you go out and flaunt your dress but...pretty soon you're ready for your regular clothes that fit right.  Clothes that don't require constant glances in the mirror from every angle because you don't know what you look like if you have your  back to the mirror, left hand above your head, & your neck turned to the side.  Maybe adventures are sometimes new dresses.  

But then...why do I keep getting the adventure itch?  

A part of me wonders if it's God's way of preparing me for a calling into foreign missions.  But when I think about it like that, the itch is suddenly gone.  And I'm ready to go to revival and be around regular people who fit me in a regular, comfortable, and satisfying way.  

But you know...I think I'd be happy in either place.  And it scares me.

Coo Coo Kachoo, 
Mrs. Robinson


Annabelle said...

My husband and I are both like this. Always itching for the adventure of a lifetime!

Meg @ Mr.C and Me said...

i am so with you on this one chica! i crave adventure and change, for something to happen. and yet, i love the everyday mundane too. yet sometimes that's too boring and regular..and so when change and adventure come my way i hop on them, only to be wishing for the comfortable, regularity i'm so used to. it's quite the pendulum! but i guess that's life? :)

Melissa said...

I get the wanderlust itch a lot! I think that's why we have vacations. People go do something fun and adventurous (or relaxing) or different and then get to go home and be back in their comfort zone!

Amie said...

This is why my husband and I are always planning's nice to have getaways to look forward to :) Sometimes we go to San Francisco; last year we drove to Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. This year we're planning a trip to Glacier National Park, a trip to Las Vegas, and a trip to Utah. Even if you can't be traveling abroad, I've found that little getaways help me with the travel itch :)

Kristen said...

I think that if you don't get that itch for something more, it is easy to get stuck in a rut. I always enjoy that itch, because it is during those times I tend to grow the most, even if my adventure is local. Very well written post!

Desiree said...

i think if your heart and God are calling you into foreign missions then you should listen ;)

a friend of mine's step-sister has been doing foreign missions for centuries it seems like. she has missions alot in haiti and africa.. her experiences are amazing.

Alison Sokol said...

I was just having this crazy adventure itch this weekend! There are so many options for doing something overseas, but then I think about being away for so long and I don't want to do it as much anymore. So crazy!