Hello! Welcome to my blog – The Adventure Hunter.
In case you didn’t guess, I love hunting for new adventures. To me, an adventure is something new, something exciting, fun and thrilling. Something that I enjoy doing on my own, with my family or friends. It might be trying out a new recipe, learning a new skill like macrame, travelling someplace new or wandering off the beaten track. It might be becoming enthralled in a new book or television series or creating our family photo albums. Or it might be planning a celebration, getting lost in the party theme and seeing my vision come to life. Simply put, my adventure’s are anything that give me a break from the everyday and rejuvenate my soul.
So, how did The Adventure Hunter come about? I guess deep down I have always been an adventure hunter, always on the look out for places to go, things to do and experience on my own and with my family and friends. I drive my hubby and kids nuts planning things to do, especially when I’m planning our next holiday while we are still on holidays! But it really started brewing over the last 2 years when I was forced to reassess our little world after myself and 2 of our children were diagnosed with major health issues. Health issues that were unexpected, life changing and a big, massive slap in the face for our family (and something that I will share our journey about later on).
Eight months ago I was sitting in the hospital wondering how on earth we were going to cope. Asking myself why? Why us? Why our children? I cried in private so I didn’t make my kids sadder. I needed to be strong and reassure them we would get through this. I put on a brave face to the outside world and got on with what had to be done.
I felt like I was drowning in a never ending sea of medical appointments, hospital visits and information and my once happy and carefree children were facing challenges that nobody should have to face. It was when someone said to me, ‘the universe only gives the strongest of people these challenges’, that I realised my strength had almost run out. That I was broken and every time my children faced another struggle or we were thrown another curve ball, I felt like another little piece of me had shattered into a tiny, million pieces.
It was when I walked past the mirror one day and stopped to stare at my reflection that I discovered I barely recognised the person in front of me. I was tired, withdrawn and overwhelmed. It dawned on me that I was getting lost and if that happened, I couldn’t care for my family.
I started looking for the light at the end of the tunnel and realised we needed things to look forward to (as my family had become hermits on self-imposed lockdown in an effort to simply get through each day).
I began jotting down what I loved, what made me happy and what I was good at and this is what I came up with …
I am a dreamer, a writer, a list maker, an organiser, a creator and a party lover who suffers from the constant need to travel and seek adventure.
I am married to my best friend and am mum to our 3 amazing kids and adoptive mum to our staffy and bunny, our fish and budgies. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunty and a friend.
I am a business owner and jack of all trades, but deep down I have always been The Adventure Hunter!
In essence, The Adventure Hunter is an outlet for me to document my journey while I navigate what the universe has given me. It is my light at the end of what began as a very dark and seemingly, never ending tunnel. It is here to remind me to celebrate the little things because at the end of the day, you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
I hope you will come along for the ride, share your stories and become your own adventure hunter!
Until next time …