Adventure 299 ~ Learn Some Basic Hungarian Phrases

Do you speak Hungarian?When people hear about my 365 Days Of Adventure project, one of the most common things they say is, “That’s really inspiring, but I just don’t have time for that kind of thing.”

The whole emphasis of the project has been on having a micro adventure everyday. Some of those micro adventures have added up to become mighty big adventures. I’ll also admit that some of my adventures took me a little longer than others ~ in fact, writing the chapters for my unromantic romantic novel seemed painfully long at times (what with all those tragic deaths and no romance whatsoever) 😛

For today’s adventure, I want to show you that it is really possible to integrate daily adventure into your life without it taking too much time. At the moment I am super busy with work, and I’m also keen to tie up the loose ends from some of my larger adventures. And yet, I still have the impulse to break into new adventure territory every day.

My 365 Days Of Adventure project has reminded me that I love to learn new things – and that learning feels really adventurous. When I’m learning something new, I’m pioneering. When I’m learning something new, I’m not sure if I’m going to succeed, I’m not sure if I’m going to bump up against my own edges. When I’m learning something new, I’m learning more about myself.

And now that I find myself in a very busy period, to keep the spirit of adventure alive, I’m going to feed that spirit with learning. A wee taste of learning will be enough to keep the spirit alive. It’s as simple as that!

For today’s adventure, I’m learning some basic Hungarian phrases, helped by Hungarian Pod 101 . What I like about these language-learning videos is that they say that you’ll learn something in less than 3 minutes. My inner adventurer gets excited by that invitation 🙂 . Is it really possible for me to do this? As I’m watching the video, I can feel the thrill of adventure and I can feel the fun of learning too.

You can see if I managed to learn some Hungarian in today’s video. I’m saying “Hello. My name is Jane. Nice to meet you! Do you speak English? I don’t speak Hungarian.”

If you know what brings you to life, I wonder what would happen if you spent 3 minutes a day “feeding” that thing? And if you don’t know what brings you to life, I wonder what would happen if you spent 3 minutes a day experimenting and exploring… until you discovered what brings you to life?

I am just going outside and may be some time.


Adventure 298 ~ Explore My Branding

Jane Talbot ~ Humans ResourcedConsidering I’m such an adventurous gal, you’d think that I’d enjoy a change-about now and again, wouldn’t you? Looking at both my Facebook wall and page for my business, I realised that I hadn’t changed my wall cover image since September 2013 – and I hadn’t change my Humans Resourced page cover EVER!

Jane Talbot ~ Humans ResourcedThis 365 Days Of Adventure project has really got me thinking about what I’m all about, the way I’d like to run my business in the future, and the kind of life I want to live. So for today’s adventure, I’ve been exploring and playing – trying to find images and words that express more of who I am.

Jane Talbot ~ Humans ResourcedFor my Humans Resourced page, I’ve now generated a collection of images around the theme of “Bold Living” – I think that’s the direction my business is headed in right now. I’ve posted my favourites here ~ the peacock image is currently gracing the header spot on my Humans Resourced Facebook page 🙂 .

Henry Thoreau QuoteFor my personal wall, I’ve taken a Henry David Thoreau quote and made it into a cover picture. I think the quote really captures the essence of what I’m about and how I’m living.

I am just going outside and may be some time.


Adventure 245 ~ Create My Very First Newsletter

Add a little adventure to your in-box

I had a lot of fun today creating (and sending out) my very first newsletter! I used Mailchimp for this , and I capitalised on last week’s “techy” adventure too : I used Canva to create the header image.

I wrote a short article and then added share buttons and links … okay, I added pretty much everything I could work out how to use!

You can take a peek here  ~ I think you’ll like the article (it’s a harvest metaphor 🙂 ).

I am just going outside and may be some time.


Adventure 181 ~ Learn How To Communicate With My Dog [1]

SparxIt’s the end of another full month of adventuring and so today’s blog post is overflowing with adventure news!

Today I start a whole new series of adventures involving  learning to communicate with my Jack Russell Terrier, Sparky. I’m going to follow an animal communication course created by Asia Voight.

You’ll also find an Adventure Summary for June as well as a Guest Adventurer video!




Learning  How To Communicate With My Dog

June’s Adventure Summary

June’s Guest Adventurer ~ Cara Wilde This month’s guest entry is fabulous! Cara decides to give a bunch of flowers to a complete stranger and this is what happens (the insights are incredible!) ~

I am just going outside and may be some time.


Adventure 31 ~ Introducing Inuktitut And The First Guest Adventurer!

It’s the last day of my first month of adventure and I’m really going for it today! You’ll see that there are 3 videos in today’s post : the first is my adventure for today ; the second is a review of what I’ve learned from my adventures so far; and the third is a submission from my first “guest adventurer”, David Orchard!

Today’s Adventure ~ I’ve really enjoyed my language-learning adventures and I wanted to stretch myself today. So guess what I’m going to do? (Okay, you’ll never guess. Not in a million years.  So I’ll tell you 😛 ) . Today I’m going to learn how to describe the parts of my head in Inuktitut. Inuktitut is the language spoken by the Inuit living in the eastern part of the Canadian Arctic. To make it even more exciting, I’m going to learn a specific dialect : Inuinnaqtun. This dialect is spoken in Qurluqtuq, Iqaluktuuttiaq and Ulukhaqtuq. I used a fabulous resource to help me with this adventure (and you can compare how I got on with the vocabulary resource there too 🙂 ).

What I’ve Learned From My Adventures So Far ~ I knew this project would be fun but I just didn’t realise how much I’d learn! I’m musing about my first month of adventures here :

January’s Guest Adventurer ~ David, who lives in France, really knows how to dive right into adventure 🙂 “For my job I am lucky to be able to travel to many different parts of the world and I have had many adventures along the way, notably in China and Colombia. But the idea of adventures on my doorstep intrigues me because often we miss the amazing things right in front of us. After reading “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss I knew I wanted to experiment with cold water. So this is the beginning something new. And my dog thinks it is great as well.”  You can follow more of David’s adventures here

Watch his January “cold water swimming” adventure here :

I am just going outside and maybe some time.