Welcome To The Adventure Addict.
My name is Mike. I am not an adrenaline junkie. But I am an adventure addict. Every day, I daydream endlessly about travel to far off places, cultural events across vast urban landscapes, and unique experiences that provide thrill, wonder, and great conversation changers when my Grandmother asks my brothers and me how soon she’s getting grandchildren. While this addiction has never felt truly detrimental to my health, unlike, say, my love for Ben & Jerry’s or my hobby of ingesting knives (just kidding), I think it has robbed me of something of value – finding adventure in the ordinary, and acknowledging the wonder in every day life.
In today’s digital landscape, where there are enough social media channels to short circuit your brain, it’s easy to feel like everyone else is living the best life imaginable. Never mind that you are, as they say, comparing your “Behind The Scenes” to their “Highlight Reel.”
Social media can be a very good thing. From Occupy Wall Street and The Women’s March to the Tunisian Revolution and Bahraini Uprising, both social and digital media have provided the network, resources, and publicity to cultivate movements and change the world.
I believe we all have the capacity to shift our mentality and recognize that every high and every low, every job promotion and every job search, every love affair and every heartbreak, are opportunity for great adventure.
So instead of a 12 step program, I have vowed to share 120 personal stories about every day adventure. From the hysterical to the heartwarming, the mundane to the extraordinary, The Adventure Addict is a compilation of short, true life stories told with prose, photography and video. Through written and visual storytelling, it is my hope to create an interactive, engaging community – one that discovers and shares the incredible adventures that lie within every day life.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
“Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.” – Unknown
Thanks for visiting. Let’s adventure together soon.