April 27, 2012

adventure is out there.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? 
- mary oliver 

Adventure. It's exciting. It's breathtaking. It's wearing mismatched clothes and taking blurry pictures. It's taking a leap of faith when you really don't want to. Or when you really want to.

This next year will be an adventurous one for me. I'll be traveling, doing mission work, exploring, and starting up my photography business full-time. I'll be stepping out of my comfort zone more than once. But I suppose that's what adventure is all about, right?

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself" said Amelia Earhart. I'm going to risk sounding extremely cliche and say dare to dream and reach for the stars. Adventure is all about just putting yourself out there. A random road trip with a friend, an exciting new business venture, even something as small as buying a magenta shirt instead of your usual blue.

By the way, can I just say how adorable Hattie's outfit is? We went to the park today and shot these in the tennis courts. She was jumping around, posing for the camera. That lens again...

Swinging is one of our favorite things to do. As soon as we get to the park, it's a given that we all swing for at least ten minutes. 

Yes, I love her. 

I'm officially dubbing May, Adventure Month. Here's your challenge.

Do something adventurous. It could be anything really. Then, blog about it. And connect up your link to this post! It will be open all month so you have lots of time. Can't wait to read your stories! I'll be sharing my adventures stories as well because we know "sharing is caring!" Wow. Okay I'm done now. :)

ps. i updated the faq page! 


Hannah Nicole said...

Some of my favorite pictures of yours...EVER. That's all. Also, I love this post so much. Adventure is really on my heart lately. Gahh. I can't wait to link up! :) fo sho like shizzle. ♥

sarah b said...

wow. that giiiirl.... love her!!!!!!! her face on the swing and the picture beowulf the swing one. hAha :)

Rachel Clarke said...

Your last paragraph made me laugh. "Sharing is caring!" is a great, slappy motto. Eh, whatever.

I'll think about the adventuring I could do in May. ...and I might even link up. ;)

More about your thoughts: what's even more amazing about stepping out in faith, is that if we do so trusting God and with the desire to serve and honor him, it is "safe" to do so. He knows the plans he has for us. That doesn't mean we should be stupid, but that we can have peace and completely submit to His will.

Good post, again. And I want to hug Hattie. :D


Eve Victorie said...

Your little sister is so cute in these! So, about that lens, do you think I could possibly *ahem* borrow it? :P

eve @ essence of eve

Abbie said...

Oh my gosh, Ellie! This is awesome! I'm very excited to adventure with you. :D

Abbie /// XOXOX

Hope said...

These pictures are priceless! LOVE her mismatched outfit! :)

Kiley said...

sooo I just realized I made a post after you posted this I could totally link up, and I honestly wasn't copying your title. Love this though.