Adventure is out there.

 Caw Caw Interpretive Center is just outside of Charleston and WORTH THE TRIP! Go there. Now.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center is just outside of Charleston and WORTH THE TRIP! Go there. Now.

I am a huge wanderer. Both in my mind and my heart, I feel a sense of pull to explore the world with my camera and document everything I see. I have a restless mind and an even more restless soul when it comes to the subject of seeing the world.

Usually, my heart is telling me there are better places than in my own back yard - new places that I have never seen or smelled or felt on my skin. But as loud as they may be, I still try very hard to find as much adventure right here where I live (I mean, it is a great city after all!). It gets harder and harder with every outing or adventure. And let's face it - life keeps me pretty busy with a home and child and groceries and being present and carpool and the gym and getting time for me...you get the picture. Plus, it's kind of hard to explore what you think you already know.

Let me say that again...it's kind of hard to explore what you think you already know.

Yes. Let that sink in.

The point is, we don't know everything. And we surely haven't been everywhere. So it's nice to experience something new and wonderful every now and then. Or it's nice to RE-experience something we thought we knew all over again. You never know what has changed about that place. Or how your memory skewed things.

I can say the journey I took this week was new. And I will tell you I will make a point of RE-experiencing this journey again. It was one of the most remarkable places I hve seen. And it's right here in my backyard. And it's free to explore. FREE!

So what I have found in my wanderlust is this: adventure is out there. It's everywhere. You just have to want to find it. No matter how much you think you already know it. No matter how tired you are of the same place. It's there. Waiting to happen.

Here's to a year of adventuring. Cheers to 2015.