Choose to be curious


When you’re in it, in the thick of it.  You don’t really even have to think.  The days just go by, your routine is your routine. Nothing unusually scary, nothing out of the ordinary.  Life is pretty simple.  But then, as usual.  Life happens.  Either expected or not, things change.  It’s inevitable. Uprooted. Sometimes everything, sometimes not a whole lot.  Either way, it leaves you in a new and unfamiliar state of uncertainty.   A sense of uneasiness, a constant feeling of the unknown.

I wanted a change.  Rather, I needed a change.  For some reason, I wanted to create this uneasiness I describe.  Why?  I don’t know really, but something in me was asking for more.  More adventure.  More time outdoors.  I was craving to explore.  To discover new things.  To embark on a new adventure.  So, what did I do?  I uprooted myself from my happy and comfortable community in Kitsilano and moved to Squamish (half way between Van and Whistler).  Yep.  How many times did I hear, “Why would you do that?”  Enough times that it started to irritate me.  But.  Now that I’m here.  Now that things are starting to settle.  I couldn’t be happier.  I couldn’t be more grateful for following my gut.  When you know, you know I guess.  Sure I was scared.  Moving to a new city, not knowing more than a few people?  But instead of seeing this as frightening, I chose to see it as curious. Wanting more.  And not settling for anything less.

So that’s me.  Choosing curiosity.  Choosing the uncomfortable.  Embracing change.  Embracing the new.  Seeing life with new eyes.  Ready for something a little more exciting.  A little more intimidating.  A little more challenging.  So many more adventures, so many opportunities.  Just by following my heart.  And wanting just a little bit more.

Trust it.  Go with it.  And above all things, choose to be curious.

Smile with your heart.

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20 comments

  1. Absolutely LOVE this!! Enjoy your newest adventure :) I can’t wait to read more posts! Xo

  2. Good for you JT! Soooo proud of you! Way to go girlie!! Can’t wait to hear about more of your adventures! If you’re ever up North, where my new adventure has taken me, give me a shout! I’d love to see you! xo

  3. I love the way you chose to go into this with curious eyes instead of being frightened by it. You embraced this change and owned it with such love and happiness. You listened to your heart. It’s smiling back..and thanking you too. Good for you hun!

  4. Awesome and might I say totally courageous. I have loads of admiration for you taking the chance and diving in to something new. I’m glad your back, wondered where the posts were. Oh, and you look amazing–especially your arms. What workout are you doing to achieve that tone? Keep strong and YAY! for you!
    Suzanne

    • haha thanks Suzanne :) That’s very kind of you! I’m only really doing yoga, running and biking right now. Must be those chaturagna’s!! Thank you :) Hope you are well!

  5. Welcome back!! Thank you for inspiring us all to be just a little more curious :).

  6. YAY!!! I just blogged about your blog today, hoping you’d start writing again soon — and you did!
    :-) Thanks for all your inspiration in your writing, congrats on your move, and I very much look forward to reading more of your adventures in the future. Cheers! Kate

  7. Happy to see a new post in my inbox! I hope more adventures brings more blogging… and vice versa ;) Best of luck!

  8. I love this! Such a refreshing way to think about change.

  9. What an awesome adventure! Welcome back to the blogosphere! You were missed, but I had a feeling you were on an exciting journey.

  10. Great post Jenn, I hope you love Squamish! Will we see you on Grouse still though?
    Luke

  11. I have missed your posts on adventures. Great to see that you are well, having fun and staying curious! I am moving too and now have a new way to look at something that seems so daunting. Thank you. Love the pictures!!

  12. So happy for you, Jenn! As a North Shore girl, I grew up spending most weekends in Squamish. I couldn’t think of a better fit for you right now. Congrats on having a set of brass balls and doing what your heart wants – it always knows best anyhow. Can’t wait to hear about more adventures!
    xo ~ Tess

  13. Thank you everyone!!! Glad to be back to writing! :)

  14. Your pictures are always so beautiful! What camera do you use?
    /Love from Sweden

  15. You can’t go wrong with following your heart!
    Erin
    XO

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