Adventure is in your heart

Dear Adventurer,

There was a time when I was so wrapped up in my high-stress career, anxious about all the details of life (home and work), and too busy giving and people-pleasing others, that I truly believed life was supposed to be hard.  Do you feel this way too?

 

I was ready for burn out, but carried on.  My marriage fell apart.  More bad relationships.  I finally hit rock bottom.  With my desire to be a better mom firmly in hand, I reached out for help.  Not wanting to ever be so low again, I tried “all the things.

 

Climbing out of my “dark night of the soul” I discovered there was a better way of looking at life.  That I could learn to play and have fun, again.  To change my “story” & attitude from life is hard to life is joyous, I was advised to take myself out on adventures.

What do you think of when someone says “go on adventures”?

I immediately panicked!  I had kids, a mortgage, a job and all sorts of responsibilities – I couldn’t skip out on them to go mountain climbing in search of a guru!

Fortunately, the advice was clarified: take your self on mini adventures, pushing past your comfort zone, taking chances and be open to whatever shows up.

 

If I can do this, so can you!

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Why Wednesdays? 

When I committed to myself to try new things and explore what I find fun, the only time I had to myself were Wednesdays.  Most other nights I had my kids or work events.

 My very first adventure was simply walking a different route from the office to Grand Central Terminal in NYC (where I commuted home).  Little did I know then where my adventures would take me. 

From one day a week to every day is an adventure.

What day will you choose to rediscover the adventure that is in your heart?

Hi, I'm Stacey!

Over 10 years ago I started going out on adventures on Wednesdays to explore what I found fun.

While this may sound easy, it was a challenge for me.  I had a lifetime of being a people-pleaser, so good times were dependent on someone else’s validation.  I also had this fear that if I had too much of a good time, somehow I’d be ‘punished’ for it.  Talk about a limiting fear!

Through my weekly outings I learned more about myself and faced more fears than I expected. Adventures, big and small, have expanded from one evening out to other days of the week…and now have become my way of looking at life: An Adventure Mindset.

It’s become my mission to inspire others to face their fears through daring themselves to change.  To know that if I can do it, so can you.  To guide you to take action because it’s not that ‘adventure awaits’ or “adventure is out there’; rather it’s how you choose to look at life.

Adventure is in your heart! Let’s go play & have fun!

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What do Nancy & Amy say?

Stacey inspires us to keep trying new things, going different directions, and expecting fun in the unexpected.  Even though we have stresses from being in the entertainment industry – she reminds us how to flip issues by following our curiosity and a dose of joy!

Amy & Nancy Harrington

Founders, The Passionistas Project

Fun facts about Stacey

  • I’ve been going on Adventures on Wednesdays for 10+ years
  • My spirit “animal” is the cacao bean.  I am certified to conduct chocolate tastings.
  • Reiki taught me about faith in something bigger than myself (I’m currently level 2 certified)
  • I’ve was honored as one of the top advertising media salespeople (in 2010, back in my corporate days).
  • At a weekend retreat learning about herbal remedies, I was given the title of Green Witch.
  • In 2016 and 2017 I attended the Burning Man Global Leader Conference representing the NYC region. In 2018 and 2019 I was a registered artist at the Burning Man event in Black Rock City, NV.
  • My main play personality type is Explorer.
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