I was never much of an adventurer growing up. I was the kid who watched as her friends hurtled around a rollercoaster while I stood safely on solid ground. As a teenager, I held my peers’ belongings as they climbed and swung and scrambled their way through the ropes course at summer camp. Even in […]Read More Adventure Awaits: When Adventure Becomes a Habit
New York City: the place where dreams come true! At least, it had been a long-time dream of mine to visit. I longed to see the bright lights, sense the electric atmosphere, and drink in the multicultural flavours available on every street corner. For me, to visit New York City felt like a dream; an […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Anticipating Adventure
(I recently shared an abbreviated version of this blogpost in A Modern Day Epidemic) In my late teens and early twenties, I was plagued with sickness after sickness. Nothing serious, usually just the flu. But I would catch it often, sometimes up to four times in one year. These bouts would floor me and leave […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Facing Opposition
Just before my youngest brother graduated from university, I called him one afternoon for a chat. We had not talked for a month or two, and, being his (only) protective big sister, I like to get the lowdown on all his recent endeavours, challenges and misdemeanours. Plus, of course, hear the latest on his love […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Created for Adventure
I was sat comfortably, as it happened, in my economy seat onboard the British Airways aircraft that would take me back to Germany after a fortnight of reunions and precious time with family in Aberdeen over the Christmas period. The flight roster was quiet, gifting me an entire row of seats to myself. The safety […]Read More Are You Sitting Comfortably?