Everyone’s got them: everyday obligations and a routine – your everyday life sorted in a way that makes you feel comfortable.
For me that means, getting up, studying for my part-time degree, going to work, working, going home, studying again, TV, sleeping. Sometimes I’m able to squeeze in food, a shower and 9 to 10 coffees :-). That’s been my routine for the last 4 years. BUT: the end is near, graduation is just weeks away and then I’ll have my life back. You wouldn’t believe how much I’m looking forward to be a free bird again! Well, let’s say I’m moving from a bird cage to an aviary. But eventually working hours will be reduced from 60 to 40. And I’ve got big plans. Eh, well, more micro plans.
Microadventures are pretty big this year, it seems. They are the perfect thing to do, if you can’t go backpacking or on a long distance hike for 6 months but have to ‘stick around’. Microadentures are small things that break up your routine. That could be reading a book in the evening or going for a walk instead of watching TV. Walking, running or cycling home instead of taking the bus. Imagine your workplace is 20 kilometers from your home and you would walk home (that’s about 4-5 hours – unless you live in the Himalayas where there is a bit more elevation). I call that very different from a daily routine.
I want to try wild camping. Sneaking into the park nearby, stay there over night and go to work as usual the next morning. Or going for a hike in the middle of the week, after work. Even staying over night somewhere and going to work from wherever the train took me. It’s summer. School’s out soon. That should be possible…
Are you a routine person? What would be your microadventure?