Words hold great power. And writing is the art of assembling words into sentences, paragraphs, and ultimately, a story. Finding the right word to fit the occasion is a challenging task. One word, one synonym can change the message.
While reading, I came across the word quest.
It’s a great term that suggests a wild adventure or harrowing experience in pursuit of something rare and valuable. A trip that requires more than the participants realize and that leaves them forever altered. A trip that becomes a monument in the landscape of their memories. A quest sounds like a big deal.
I decided to compare the terms quest and vacation.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of quest, is:
: a journey made in search of something
: a period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel
: the number of days or hours per year for which an employer agrees to pay workers while they are not working
When we go on a trip, we search for relaxation, a break in the routine, and an adventure. We want memories that stand out and an experience that isn’t just time away, but time well spent. And getting ready requires a lot of effort. Therefore, as of today, I have decided to officially change the name of our family excursions from vacations to quests. Sounds more exciting, don’t you agree?