The beautiful thing about adventure is that it can happen anywhere at anytime. We cannot plan for life's contingencies. For example, we recently went to a place on MC's campus called The Furniture Jungle to find some chairs to put in the Choctawk office. It was actually just a series of storage rooms with old furniture, but we experienced the joy of undertaking a new place and enjoyed the interruption to routine. Adventure is all about the spirit of discovery.
This Spring Break, we are travelling far and wide. Ashton is going to Portland, Oregon with friends to stay with her roommate's family for a week. Andrew is going with his brother to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to visit his older brother. We're traveling to two completely different parts of the world, but we're both seeking adventure and we're excited about it.
The big idea here is adventure. The common thread: people. You can go anywhere. Anytime. We live in a society with the world at our fingertips. The important thing is to make memories with the people in your life. It doesn't matter where you go, whether it be Kroger or Timbuktu, the meaningful part comes with the shared experience.
We can't say for sure, but we imagine that some adventuring will occur over Spring Break. Something will go wrong, something will be awesome, but no matter the outcome, we'll relish the experience.
It's also important to remember that while we can have a good time on Earth, we were made for something greater. The Gospel allows us to participate in the greatest adventure of all time. "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." - Ecclesiastes 3:11