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[spon-tey-nee-uh s]

adjective: spontaneous

"Performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus. (of a person) given to acting upon sudden impulses."

We make a million excuses everyday as to why we can’t do this or that. We have work, we are tired, it costs too much money, there’s just no time.

Being spontaneous, is about seizing the moment you are in now. It means not making excuses, and just going for it. It doesn’t matter if you have a 9-5 job, you can be spontaneous on the weekend, after work, even at lunch.

My spontaneous opportunity came to me this morning, when I turned a weekly cycle to Morrison’s, into a Microadventure to Central London. Using the bank of the River Thames as my cycle path, I passed the Thames Barrier, old factories, quaint pubs, The Cutty Sark, Tower bridge and so much more.

I thought I understood what a Microadventure was. My weekend treks to Snowdon and camping out in Dartmoor or cycling to Wales for example. But today, I realised that it’s also the smaller, unplanned ones, just outside your door, that are just as much a Microadventures as the rest.

Those can be the best ones.

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