Risky Business

For those that know me, you know that I have never been much of a risk taker and don’t tend to waver from what feels comfortable. I think it is because of the many unknowns and being afraid in general that the outcome might not be what I could hope for it to be, but I also think it takes experiencing certain risky situations to truly feel alive and free. Of course there are some things that you still can’t pay me to do, but for the most part I am more open to trying new things than I once was.

A few years ago I took a trip to Mexico with my boyfriend. We decided to book an excursion that included zip-lining, something I’d never done before due to being petrified of heights. I don’t know what it is about ventures such as these but as much as they terrify me, they also ignite a part of me that is dying to dive in head first and try it. So there I was with my wobbly knees and shaky hands, getting harnessed up while plagued with fear but feeling excitement at the same time. I remember looking around and seeing the animated expressions on some of the kid’s faces as they were waiting in line. They didn’t display a shred of fear and were just thrilled to be there. So surely me, someone in their late 20s, would be able to handle zip-lining, right?? The great thing about where we went was that the elevation would gradually get higher each time and started off at a pretty decent height at only 8 meters above ground, which I greatly appreciated – baby steps please! Being able to experience the incredible view of the Mexican Caribbean didn’t hurt either, sadly we weren’t able to bring our cameras so there are no pictures to share, but take my word for it! By the time we reached the highest point at 45 meters, I felt pretty confident and conquered my fear of heights – even if it was just temporary 😉 but hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day! I will probably encounter another situation like this at some point in my life but I’m ready for it, and will remind myself of this day if those feelings arise again.

I’m so glad that I didn’t let my uneasiness stop me from doing something that I later learned would turn out to be an incredible experience. Some of my best memories are as a result of stepping out of my comfort zone. I still have quite a few things I’d like to check off the ol’ bucket list but I’ll get there. In the meantime I will be challenging myself to explore the adventurous side of me because I like it, and we’re all capable of doing great things so the question is, why the hell not? 😀

-Amy

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Cycling in Playa Del Carmen

 

My First Entry! :)

Hello Friends!

I wanted to start the year off with something new, something a little risky, and something I’ve been contemplating doing for a while. So I decided to start this little blog here, and I’m not exactly sure what direction it will take, but considering I am a person with a pretty active mind, I thought, what if I shared some of it with you! Maybe it could help some of you along the way, or you can just follow me in my simple, a lot of times boring, but sometimes pretty adventurous life 🙂

I’ve always believed living life is about balance and it took me a long time to realize that it’s ok to say no to things that don’t serve you but to also be brave and take on things that might scare you a little, because quite often those are the things that fulfill you most. It’s completely ok to not have everything in your life figured out, so don’t let it discourage you from continuing to live your truth. You might find that if you sacrifice what is most important to you or try to race through life, you could really lose out on the moments that you don’t want to miss. We all have a purpose, we just have to figure out what that purpose is at our own pace.

This year I am opening myself up to new challenges and new adventures. So let’s see how this one goes! 🙂

-Amy