The e-mail showed up at the very end of May. Our family had an opportunity, three weeks later, to go to Tofino for two days and try surfing. It was the kind of all-expenses-paid-everything-planned-out-for-you invitation we could not refuse—but we almost did. Why? Well June is a busy month to take the kids out of school and what about the party we had already said we would attend? Not to mention surfing in the spring would be cold. Were my kids too young? Were my husband and I too old? I could have easily relied on any of these excuses if I politely refused the invitation. But as I said before, it was an invitation we couldn’t refuse.
When time is scarce and excuses are plentiful, it is easy to put your sense of adventure on a temporary hiatus. You tell yourself you’ll start running again when you’re done breastfeeding. You will get back to hiking when the kids are all in school. You’re too old to start mountain biking. You just don’t have the time. The list goes on. But if you’re tired of playing spectator to everyone else’s experiences, we want to help you kick the excuses to the curb, and say yes to new adventures!