Life itself is an adventure, isn't it?
What is around the next corner? The next hour? Will tomorrow be a good day, a sad day, a boring day or will it be the best day you've ever lived through?
As lives go, mine hasn't really been exciting, but it hasn't been completely boring either. I've had some days that weren't really an adventure, but since I lived through them, they were adventurous enough for my taste. I've also had some pretty heart-pounding days that could be labeled as adventurous, but I don't want to re-live any of those!
Okay, it's pretty clear here that I do not live with adventure. I don't crave it. I don't seek it. I don't even like it. I do love a good roller coaster, but in reality, how adventurous is that? What with the seat belt thing and all.
There is only one adventure I long to take part in that I haven't, yet. I really want to zip line. Not just a little zip line. I want to zip down a mountain side or across a deep river gorge or something really cool like that. I think it looks like so much fun that I can't imagine why every single person isn't in line somewhere to buckle up and zip! Someday I will be someplace where one of these exist and I WILL do it. I will do it alone because my traveling companion has nada interest in doing anything on a zip line. (He also thinks I'm suicidal for even thinking I might like it.)
For the most part, I think just navigating my everyday life is enough of a challenge. I'm not an adrenaline junky, by any means. I rather like my dull and routine life. I like that things are usually exactly what I expected and that I'm prepared for and don't cause me to go off the deep end. Going off the deep end is a rare and not happy place for me. If I'm not in control to some extent, I am probably a bit uneasy. The biggest weakness I have is that spontaneity is not my friend. (It's not my only one, but it is a big one.) I really wish it was my friend. I would like not to be such a routine, planning and everything as it should be kind of person. That's who I am. I've tried the flying by the seat of my pants way of life and it just makes me crazy.
Yeah, being crazy is probably not better than being boring.
Do you think adventure in your life is a good thing?
Is it a necessary thing for you?
What is your favorite adventure?
Please leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.