Call me cliché, but I’m a shameless resolutioner. I’ve made workout goals, reading goals, nutrition goals, and more. This year I roped my family into one of my three big 2018 resolutions: every month I want to go on a family adventure.
It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day routines, errands, and chores and even though I stay home with my children, weekends still seem to be full of cleaning and house projects. I enjoy the familiarity and we have a good time, but I also don’t want to miss out on fun and adventure with my family.
Which is why I landed on this resolution: to make sure that at least once a month, we get out there and do something fun and special that includes all four of us. It doesn’t have to be something big, or even something totally new, but it has to be something that we’ll all enjoy.
In January, we went to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for a day of play and exploration.
For February’s adventure, we found ourselves watching penguins waddle around at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
This month, we’re heading to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum to hop on board the Bunny Trolley for a day of Easter themed fun.
And although it won’t really be beach weather yet, April’s adventure will be in Sea Isle City for a weekend of sun, sand, and the Ocean Drive Marathon.
We don’t have the rest of the year fully planned, but some big adventures include a trip to Nag’s Head, North Carolina with my husband’s family and hopefully a vacation to see my sister and family in Alaska- one of my favorite places in the world.
I know my kids aren’t going to remember all of these adventures, but that’s not the point. The point is simply to enjoy life and have fun. I have always loved travel and adventure and want to instill a wonder of the world in my children.
I may not follow through on every new year’s resolution I make, but I am determined to follow through on this one and hopefully, continue it on through the years. There’s so much to see out there; we should never stop exploring!