The Great Adventure

I wanted to post yesterday, but I didn’t have the time. I was up and at ’em all day for the party at home last night. I am now enjoying the foot soak (with tea and baking soda – yeeees) because my feet ache so much from all the activity last night. :)

I was also supposed to make a pre-posted post but I totally spaced last Friday because I was out early and I had so many things to do that afternoon that I didn’t get to go online. Haha. What busy two days it was.

But yes, I’m twenty-one. The big 2-1 with all its legal hullabaloos and all. It doesn’t feel any different, except maybe that I’m planning to take my life more seriously. Or not. Haha. As what Ate Des told me the other night, I shouldn’t worry about not finding my purpose yet, because she’s already 29 and still searching. :P

But there’s something monumental at turning 21. Besides the fact that I could get into jail in all countries ((My friend’s favorite comment whenever someone turns 21)), being 21 feels like entering another stage in life. Age is just a number, and I can still act like a brat I’m a kid if I want to, but I think it’s time to grow up you know?

Ever since graduation, I was apprehensive about growing up. The thing I like most about being in school is because I know what’s expected of me. But once I was out of school, I’m suddenly, What now? I know I’ve talked about this for so many times already, but don’t you think it’s such a fascinating thing to talk about?


Yes, growing up is a big rollercoaster ride, and sometimes I really want out, but I can’t. Who can go out of the middle of a rollercoaster ride anyway? Unless you want to say an early goodbye to life.

So, from hereon, I shall allow myself to be engaged in what I’d like to call as The Great Adventure ((Many thanks to Steven Curtis Chapman for this term)). No more complaining, no more looking at other people who “have it” better. Less whining, more praying. This life is the great adventure, an I think it’s but time to live and participate in it. :D

This year, I want one thing: to please God and no one else. That should be enough. :)

Here’s to my 21st year in this world. This is my Great Adventure. :)

Great Adventure
Steven Curtis Chapman
The Great Adventure

Started out this morning in the usual way
Chasing thoughts inside my head of all I had to do today
Another time around the circle try to make it better than the last
I opened up the Bible and I read about me
Said I’d been a prisoner and God’s grace had set me free
And somewhere between the pages it hit me like a lightning bolt
I saw a big frontier in front of me and I heard somebody say “Let’s go”!

Saddle up your horses we’ve got a trail to blaze
Through the wild blue yonder of God’s amazing grace
Let’s follow our leader into the glorious unknown
This is a life like no other – this is The Great Adventure

Come on get ready for the ride of your life
Gonna leave long faced religion in a cloud of dust behind
And discover all the new horizons just waiting to be explored
This is what we were created for

We’ll travel over, over mountains so high
We’ll go through valleys below
Still through it all we’ll find that
This is the greatest journey that the human heart will ever see
The love of God will take us far beyond our wildest dreams

Yeah… oh saddle up your horses… come on get ready to ride