August 20, 2013

Adventure

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I have never really been much of a risk taker.  I take controlled risks.  I truly believe that my anxiety stems from a loss of control, so I try and keep myself in positions where I have a little bit of control.  I push the boundaries a little bit, but nothing crazy.  For example, I went mountain skiing for my first time this year, but only stayed on the greens and blues.  I had so much fun and felt like I could totally handle those.


On the total opposite side of the spectrum, my little brother is a daredevil.  He moved away from home to a town where he knew nobody when he was just 19 for work.  He is a great snowboarder and isn't afraid of any jumps or black diamonds.  This week, he will take on a new challenge and adventure as he skydives for the first time.  It is something that he's always wanted to do and I'm so excited for him.


He may be adventurous, but he definitely fell asleep before 8 PM on New Years Eve this year.  Although I know that I will never go sky diving and I'm OK with that, I kind of feel like I am ready for a new adventure - something that pushes my comfort zone just a little bit.  Maybe our upcoming trip to Tahoe will be the time for me to push myself.  Have you taken a risk lately?

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14 comments:

  1. You take adventures in your own style and that's ok too! You will LOVE Tahoe! It's one of the most gorgeous places!

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  2. I am like you...I take risks...but not too big of risks.

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  3. i'm with you girlfriend - i am so not a risk taker! one of my friends got engaged while ziplining and i saw the video and totally panicked when i saw how high up they were being that emotional! i'm pretty sure i would have been at risk for falling to my death if my boy had proposed in such a dangerous place! hahaha

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  4. I used to think I was a risk taker. I've done cliff diving and other crazy stupid things before, but as of late I've been STUCK in comfortable. I'm ready to take a few more risks before I'm too old :)

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  5. Loved this post! I am the same way I get really anxious when I don't have control. Can't wait to see what risk you take in Tahoe :)

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  6. This is a great post! I took a risk by signing up for a triathlon on a whim a few months ago and now its only three weeks away and I freaking out just a little!

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  7. I'm exactly the same as you. I push the limits, but not enough to give up complete control. I wish I was more fearless than I am. My husband is the opposite and he's helped me step outside my comfort zone on a few occasions, which is a good thing!

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  8. I'm the same.

    Skydiving is on my list though.

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  9. Tahoe is amazing! We are headed there for Labor Day!

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  10. I'm not super risky either. I'm positive that if I go snow skiing, I'll break a leg!

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  11. I'm the same way - I try to remember that life begins at the edge of my comfort zone! :)

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  12. I am sort of a contradiction, because I am a huge control freak and get spazzy when I am not in control, but I love risks and spontaneity.

    I have no desire to go sky diving (and this is dumb, but I think that going into outer space is the scariest shit ever), but I love things that are exhilarating and get my adrenaline going.

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  13. I wish I could be more adventurous, but my medical conditions don't allow me to be. I did move to the city by myself when I was 21 and started over after college. I loved it. I shaved my head before the chemo had a chance to take all my hair first. That was pretty ballsy for me.

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  14. I love skiing. I wish at times I were more adventurous too. Slowly but surely getting there!!

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