So, I’m starting an adventure club. And I’m calling it the HooHas Adventure Club. And I want you to join. And bond with me. And make this the best year ever. Amen.
You might have read my previous post where I touch on the “why” a little bit, but I wanted to reiterate it here, because maybe you’re just like me.
Real talk, I’ve felt a bit isolated for the past few years. I’ve spent a massive amount of time on HooHas, my book(s), trying to advance my writing career. Writing can be a lonely a job. But so can working in an office, in a cubicle, in your kitchen. Life can slip into monotonous rhythms. A predictable beat. Sometimes that scares me.
Especially after having my Lucy a little over a year ago – things got a touch worse on the isolation front. Motherhood can do that to a woman. Of course motherhood has been the ultimate adventurous experience, but I find, in general, I tend to follow the path of least resistance in order to get through. I get tired, so I get lazy. Sometimes that means missing out on the sweet things life has to offer. For several months, the highlight of my week was going to Whole Foods. I’m convinced most of the employees were wondering when I was going to transition out of my favorite maternity clothes. Well they can keep on wondering because these clothes still look amazing and are roomy as hell!
I’m not sure if it’s motherhood, watching some of my friends mourn a devastating loss this year, or what feels like a whole new set of horrors happening in the world, but I no longer feel immortal like I did in my 20s. It’s crystal clear to me that life is short, it can end at any time, and how much of it did I waste watching “Sister Wives” on TLC? (I’m not giving up my “Sister Wives,” just trying to make a point).
So I thought, How can I rock my career, devote my time to my baby and still participate in life?
Then I thought, an adventure club.
This isn’t a bucket list kinda thing. Speaking for myself, I don’t have the time or the resources to go hang gliding in New Zealand. Adventure doesn’t have to be jumping out of an airplane strapped to a man dressed like Elvis over the Las Vegas strip (although that sounds freaking incredible – someone Google if that’s a thing). The truth is, adventures can happen right here at home. In my neighborhood, in my city. I want to dig in and experience things I’ve never experienced before. I want to laugh and try and say, “Wow, I did that.” I want to look back in December and say, “Whoa, what a year,” instead of, “Where did the year go?”
So I thought, the HooHas Adventure Club.
Because I want to do these adventures with you! A community of badass peeps who are down for a good time. And my hope is, if we do this thing together, we won’t peter out mid-February like my gym membership.
So here’s how it works – every month in 2016, you’ll get a new adventure delivered in your inbox. It’s an activity I’ll currently be doing, so we’ll be doing it together. I’ll provide instructions on how to do it, share ideas, inspiration – whatever is appropriate for that month’s adventure.
If you’re like, “What the hell does she mean by adventure?” Well, that’s a tough one because I want each month to be a surprise, but think along the lines of trying a new hobby/having a new experience/doing something meaningful and/or awesome (Merriam Webster should so hire me).
In addition, you’ll be invited to join a closed Facebook group where we can share our experiences each month. You know, photos, stories, special moments and to cheer each other on. My dream is a fun/vibrant community developed from our shared experiences. Friendships! A special place for special women (and men!) doing special things.
The membership dues are $1/month, $12 due at sign up. You can give a membership as a gift too, perfect for Christmas. Invite your friends and make it a year to bond with your besties. Sign up solo and bond with a new group of women I’ll introduce you to online.
So here’s how you sign up: Click on one of the buttons below. Easy! Are you in?!
Spaces are limited because I want to keep the integrity of a small group/community feel – so don’t doddle, okay?
See you in 2016 for an amazing year!
*Membership dues are non-refundable.
**The Adventure Club is best suited for members over the age of 21.