In In Earnest, Denton Josey writes about how he learned to love adventure on a missions trip to Honduras, and how that’s shaped his life:
My life has become a lot less predictable. I see that as a direct result of choosing to seek out adventure. Part of adventure is not knowing how things will turn out or even what all will happen; you have ideas of what you might risk or gain, but a lot of times you end up risking more than you realized or being rewarded better than you could have hoped for.
I missed out on some fun things in college by taking a break from school to go on adventures. Friendships moved on without me, so that even when I came back I had to start over. Yet more relationships came my way, and I found myself embracing the international group at my school. Prior to adventuring, I hadn’t really notice this amazing group of people.