Have you ever heard the saying, adventures are the best way to learn? Despite all of my travels I never truly understood what that meant until more recently. Until I sat back and thought about a unique type of travel I have taken for the last 14 years. The journey of parenthood.
Watching him grow from a baby into a young man has been the best adventure I have ever taken. I should have never made the mistake of blinking.
There are so many things I want to tell him about how travel can be such a teacher throughout life.
Fortunately I have passed on my wanderlust to him. Now I want to celebrate the person he is by sharing the best adventure quotes for this unique type of travel.
From the moment he was born, I knew an adventure was going to happen.
I have taught him over the years to collect moments not things.
The older he gets the more he understands when I say, “don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve traveled.” I want him to embrace the world and learn by experiencing new people, places and things. These are things that can’t be found within a classroom.
I hope my son never loses his passion for reading. He learned to read at such an early age and ever since then he can rarely be found without a book in his hand. Guess where the best stories are found though? Between the pages of a passport.
Ever since the kids were little, my husband has taught them to start their day with a positive mental attitude. A favorite adventure quote I constantly repeat to my son has to do with attitude. “Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles in life.”
He may not be a little boy any longer but I want him to still believe in magic. “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
As fast as these 14 years have flown by, another 14 will pass and he’ll be an adult. I hope he always remembers that jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.
My dear son, life is an adventure and my hope for you is that you make the most of it.
Do more than just exist.
Watching you grow up into a kind, genuine, caring soul makes my heart smile daily. Adventure awaits so go find it and just remember there’s no place like home.
Happy 14th birthday!