So why am I choosing to embark on a Year Of Adventure? I am so not an adventurous person by habit. I dream of doing cool and exciting things, but often am too scared to say boo to a goose. I am quiet, a little shy, self-conscious, and lacking in self-confidence. And yet I dream of living an exciting and bold life. I love watching Strictly Come Dancing, and dream of being a celebrity facing the challenge of learning to dance. Making friends with the professional dancers, having that warmth, good humour and camaraderie that they share. I would love that in my life. I would love to be a famous singer, being proud of having a beautiful talent I could enjoy with others.
I love the idea of being a hippie, spending time outdoors, gently playing musical instruments and relaxing in a beautiful field next to a camper van or gypsy caravan. I am attracted to images of Gypsies, Hippies and Bohemians, I love watching movies featuring them, such as Wanderlust, Woodstock, and Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. I love how at 'Peace' they are, so relaxed and confident in who they are. Life unfolds for them in a happy fashion. They have time to enjoy themselves, time to work on their art and they make time for each other.
I know these are fictional ideals I love, and I cannot magically make myself like people I see on the TV and in the movies, but I'd love to incorporate some of what I love about them into my life. I'd love to improve myself, and I'd love to live a more varied, fun-filled, joyful and adventurous life.