With this month’s theme of the Call to Adventure, I offer you an invitation. Do something amazing this week or even today: take ‘time out of time’ to take or plan for an Adventure!
Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way suggested taking yourself on an “artist’s date” at least once per week. For her that meant do something out of the ordinary that can stimulate your Inner Artist. Take a different way home from work, go to a movie, or do anything that departs from your normal routine.
Likewise I invite you to exercise your creative license; to play Hookie, not necessarily once per week but when you hear the Call!
When I was a senior in high school, although I was a good student and enjoyed my classes, about once every couple of weeks I skipped classes and left campus altogether! Usually on these ‘hookie’ excursions I simply hoofed it: I walked 3 miles or so to my home town. There I would loaf about, meandering and most importantly journaling, then later in the day I often visited a special mentor who had taught me fencing and since then talked with me about everything from reading and writing to music, religion and philosophy.
These outings were delightfully self-liberating ‘times out of time.’ They allowed me time to play, to creatively explore my own freedom. During a formative time of my life this self-liberation was a launching pad for my eventual life career and creativity.
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So go ahead, play hookie! Shake up the old routine in any way you can! You might find new answers, new pathways of adventure that can lead you to wondrous new frontiers!
I welcome your comments and stories.