Two years ago, today, Shadrach and I decided that we wanted to share our life and passion with you. So, we took a big step and pressed publish on our blog. I have to say, as scary as it was putting ourselves out there, I’m so glad that we did!
This has not been an easy journey, but it has been rewarding. We have grown and stretched ourselves in ways we never thought possible, from learning as much as we can about blogging and social media, to figuring out how to collaborate with multiple brands. There have been moments where we felt like we’ve taken three steps backward for every single step forward. The thing is, every bit of this process has brought us to this point in time. To this day, where we get to celebrate two years of hard work and dedication.
Why We Started this Blog
When we first started this journey, we didn’t have a clear picture of what we wanted our little corner of the internet to be about. We knew we wanted to encourage others and inspire them in some way, shape or form. Also, we knew that we would like to find like-minded people to form a community that understood and shared our passions.
Well, if you’ve been around here for any length of time, I’m sure you may have picked up on the fact that we have wavered back and forth between many subjects. We’ve jumped between sharing about our personal life, parenting, health, and family adventures. And while all those are subjects that we care about, there is one thing that has become very clear to us in the past few months; it’s hard to create a community of like-minded people when we aren’t focused on one main thing that we are passionate about.
So, after lots of thinking and discussions (and maybe some arguments), we have finally discovered what our main, heartfelt passion is…
Our True Passion
Spending time together, as a family, exploring the world around us. We desire to give Logan a childhood filled with amazing memories and adventures. It would be so easy for us to fill up these early years with material things, but we believe that filling it with a collection of adventures is so much richer and will last a lifetime.
With this passion, we have realized that we want to build a community of people that feel the same way we do about collecting adventures. We want a group that will encourage and inspire each other to go out and explore the world around them. As rich as life can be with getting out and seeing the world, it is even better when you have people to share it with, even if they are virtual friends.
So, we would like to invite you to join us on this journey of collecting adventures!
What Does Collecting Adventures Mean to Us?
Before I tell you how you can be a part of our community, I want to share with you a little bit of what collecting adventures means to us and what it is all about…
Collecting adventures is a ‘MOVEMENT‘ that encourages you to get out and experience the world you live in. It can be camping or hiking in the great outdoors, exploring a big city and all the museums it offers, combing the shores of a beach and discovering the sea life or just experiencing new things.
It is about encouraging you to look at life as an adventure and to find the joy and excitement in everything you do. So, no matter your budget or how far you travel, there is something fun and exciting to discover and explore all around you.
Adventures do not have to be something daring or over the top. To Shadrach and I, it’s just about getting out and discovering the world in the ways that make us excited. Plus we get to see Logan’s excitement whenever he experiences something new. It can come in so many shapes and sizes, and to us, there is no right or wrong way to do it. So, just get out there, follow your passions and start collecting adventures!
How to Become a Part of the Collecting Adventures Community
Our #1 goal for this community is to encourage every single person to go through life pursuing their passions of collecting adventures.
Our #2 goal is to bring together anyone that feels the same way we do, and give them a platform to share their passions as well!
So, how do you share your passions with us?
First, head on over to our Instagram Community @collectingadventurescommunity. Then, follow us, and anytime you post a picture of you and/or your family collecting adventures, tag us (@collectingadventurescommunity) and it will give you the chance to be featured on our page and on our website here. We promise that we will give you all the credit for the picture, along with a shout-out!
So, head over and check out the Instagram community we’re building and say hello! Also, if Instagram isn’t your thing, we have a Facebook page as well that you can like and follow along with!
Share Your Passion With Us!
That is all there is to it! Shadrach and I hope that you will join us in this exciting movement of collecting adventures and we look forward to encouraging you to pursue your passions! Also, we have so many exciting things that we are working on behind the scenes, so be on the lookout for more to come in the future!
We are excited to get to know all of you, so don’t hesitate to say hello!
Also, If you have any questions or you would like to chat, comment below or shoot us an email. We’d love to hear your thoughts!
April Key Rode says
What a wonderful family you have! I enjoyed reading this for a bit and you get all the words to my mouth. Our passion makes us who we are and what we do the most and then it becomes our world. Try to check out my own blog http://www.rodesontheroad.com too so we can connect. Thank you! I’ll be following your family journey.
What a great legacy for leave for Logan! We are focused on experiencing the world around us, too – mainly local adventures, but we love to travel, as well! Material things won’t last, but the experiences Logan has will shape him for a lifetime.
I love this concept and idea. At the end of the day all you have are your collection of adventures! Very inspiring.
I love the way you put it, collecting adventures! So fun!
I love this idea of collecting adventures! What a beautiful concept. I’m definitely an adventure-collector as well 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your family and adventures and thank you for liking my post too. My passion is my family, interior design and Monat. ????
Sheree | darling steps says
You have such a beautiful family. Thank you for being open with us. I know & agree that this feels like a hard thing to do. & Love adventures over materials!
Andrea D. Smith says
Hi there – found you through Kylie’s Facebook Group – Web Basics for Online Bosses. Just wanted to show some support for the blog post you shared. Fun idea! Such a cute family. Cheers!