One of the beauties of the Internet is that it exposes us to stories we normally would never hear about. And so it happened when we recently stumbled upon Jedidiah Jenkins’ journey from Oregon to Patagonia on a bicycle.
A friend had shared a video (you can watch it below) on Facebook in which Jedidiah explains his rationale for the trip. He begins, “I’ve met a lot of people, grandparents, teachers who gave me the spiel of, ‘Oh, my life went by so fast. Just yesterday I was 19 or 25 and now I don’t know where all that time went. I just blinked and I was 80 and I think about that and I’m like: what a strange way to be alive.”
So at the age of 30, Jedidiah took a year off to do something he had never done before.
In the video, Jedidiah speaks to the differences between children and adults. Children are awed by everything because it’s new. Adults have an entirely different perspective; their lives fall into routines. We get up, go to work, come home, make dinner, watch some television, maybe read a book, then go to bed. The next day, it starts all over again.
Routine, Jedidiah says, “is the enemy of time.”
Once you’re an adult, you can choose to keep to these routines. Or as Jedidiah said, “you choose adventure for your own life.”
We couldn’t agree more.
So tomorrow, we urge you to get out of your routine. Do something different. Go outside. Experience nature. Choose adventure.
WHERE WILL YOUR ADVENTURE TAKE YOU?
At X-Wear, we have plenty of options for you to take that next step. Maybe you’re adventure begins on the water. If so, you’ll want to check out our beach gear that includes Frisbees, skimboards and Stand Up Paddleboards. Of course, you’ll want to bring your sunglasses; this collection of polarized ones are ideal for long days spent outdoors, in the sun.
Or maybe, you’re adventure is in a more urban environment which is where our assortment of skateboard gear will provide more than enough excitement for you to snap out of your routine.
Or maybe, you’re unsure where to start. If this describes you, then check out this blog from last summer in which a few of our employees listed their favorite places to travel.