Chris encourages adventure!
To explain, I need to tell about myself first: I am rather timid. Laugh if you must, but it's quite true! I prefer my adventures on the mild side--like trying a new restaurant. Or going to a park. If the Westward Expansion had relied on people like me, we would all still be living east of the Mississippi and talking in Bostonian accents. I like my comfort and my routine.
Chris shakes things up. He is rarely truly spontaneous, but he is far more willing to take on adventure than I am. Travel, for instance, is fun for him. He loves planning it, preparing for it, figuring out what we'll do and when we'll do it. I hate all of those things, and trying to work out all the connections makes me want to cry. But when Chris plans it, I can just be happy and go along, experiencing things that are a little frightening to me but knowing that Chris has planned it all out. Because he's willing to adventure safely, it makes me willing to adventure with him--and I can count on him having a backup plan if things don't work out. Because of Chris, I have had several years of exciting times that I never would have had on my own.