30 Days of September: Day 3
Recently, I was having a conversation with coworkers. While chatting, I casually mentioned weekend plans that included what Michael and I like to call ‘sharktoothing’. Immediately I received lots of questions about our shark teeth hunting adventures. I talked about how we hike along rivers and creeks searching for fossilized shark teeth, some of which are millions of years old.
I won’t go in to a lot of detail about this, because this post isn’t about finding shark teeth. This post is about finding your ‘sharktoothing’ equivalent.
Michael and I have a handful of things that we love to do. Finding shark teeth, getting outside, thrifting, flea markets, and short trips to places we’ve never been. These are small, but deeply meaningful things we love to do, together. They bring us together after a tiff. They spark motivation after a long week. They are the go-to idea when we have a weekend at home without set plans.
As someone who can easily slip into a superficial existential crisis at the drop of a hat, these simple things help me. They help me to find meaning and love in life.
These little things have come together to be a foundational part of our life that we love and always come back to.
I guess what I am trying to say is:
…with them you can create a foundation to build your life upon.