Sometimes adventure finds us, but I have found most of the time, we create our own adventures.
We’re so excited in my family to be embarking on an adventure in Europe in a very short time. We’ll be visiting Paris, Salzburg, London and Herrenburg, Germany, a small city in Germany where I worked many years ago.
I love the famous cities we’ll be seeing, but I’m particularly happy to go to Herrenburg, because I lived for there for several months, and actually stayed for a few weeks at the Gastof Hasen where my family will be staying . Most of the time when I was working in Germany, I stayed with a wonderful family – the Gerstners in their home in Kuppingen alt Herrenburg. My mom and I can’t wait to see the Gerstners again. Our ancestral home is largely in southern Germany, and I remember feeling it in my blood when I was there, especially visiting the Black Forest.
In preparation for this European journey, my mom and I are using Rosetta Stone software to pick up some basic language skills. My mom is learning German, while I’m studying French. Part of the fun of an adventure, actually is in this preparation stage. I’m very much enjoying learning some basic French.
Another adventure is starting for me this summer too. I have been appointed to the City of Aurora, Environmental Advisory Board called Sustainable Aurora.
I have some preparation for this committee in all the sustainable work that I’ve done in the past, but right now, I’m reading the city’s current sustainability plan, and hopefully attending a conference in Chicago called Green Towns this Thursday.
I am very excited to be learning more and more about how sustainable communities are being developed around the world. I want to be part of that work.
Adventures can take a while to create, and they don’t always happen. I applied for the Sustainable Aurora board about a year ago, and was happy to find that I was accepted a few weeks ago. I have been planning the European trip for about six months.
An adventure can become even more enchanted, when it takes some time to create it!
This week’s meditation:
Is there any adventure, that’s calling to you, and whispering to you to get started with your preparations?
What might you do to create an enchanting adventure for yourself in the upcoming months?