You never know where the weekend might take you. When Friday evening finally rolls around, we find ourselves standing at the precipice of possibility, two days that are entirely ours lie ahead… to do with as we please. I like to at least have a rough idea of plans for my days off, but sometimes you have to allow room for the universe to take control.
On a recent weekend, I accidentally ended up in Allentown, PA (turns out the town my friend told me about was Adamstown… Adam… Allen…), but instead of calling it quits and going home, I swallowed my embarrassment and went in search of something to do. What could have been a disappointing day was completely the opposite: my travelling companion and I went to a flea market, we found some thrift stores, and stumbled across a (free!) makeshift museum. We even discovered an amazing college-run radio station on the drive home later that evening while we laughed about the direction the day had taken. Adventure isn’t always a cross-country road trip or an overnight hike, some of the most memorable days are the ones that lead you where you least expect to go. I believe strongly that we make our experiences… you can choose to be disappointed… or you can choose the adventure.
The choice should be abundantly clear.
For this reason when the weekend rolls around, I almost always reach for comfort and function. Clothes I can move in, be warm in, and potentially take a hike in. A favorite pair of jeans, the softest tee, ready-for-anything sneakers. Clothes that can walk for miles, or just be cozy in the car. Pile on a jacket, throw on a hat… take what the day throws at you with a sense of discovery and an open mind. Come Monday morning, you’ll almost always have a good story to tell.
+ What are you up to this weekend? Any adventures planned? Please share!
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