I'm not what you would call an adrenaline junkie, but like a lot of people, I do look forward to a good adventure. Whether it be an intellectual one, say learning more about a civilization, learning how to cook a new dish... or a thrill-seeking one like paragliding, skiing or snorkeling. I never realized how much I crave something fun and exciting to do.
In all honesty, I am perfectly fine staying in most of the time, but there are these bursts at certain times where I just want to go out and let loose. And for me letting loose isn't going to a party of any sorts. Rather I enjoy the adrenaline rush that outdoor activities bring me.
However I will admit, I've had a few close misses. The most haunting incident is when I was skiing on a slope in Switzerland and lost control as I sped down the slope sans poles.
To set the scene, the 'barriers' on the side didn't exactly hold me in as I sped past it and in my panic I lost one pole. As I tried to slow myself, I accidentally steered myself towards the steeper side of the mountain and lo behold! I lost my second pole!! In sheer panic, I propelled myself forward and landed face first into the snow, my feet dangling at an odd position. Safe to say, I took a break from skiing… at least on higher ground.
But despite the many scares I've had, I wouldn't change a thing. In fact, I embrace any new skill I can learn. I have a never-ending list of things I'd like to do skydiving, surfing and scuba diving being on the top of the list. My experiences have taught me to keep a calm head in most intense situations, to enjoy the beauty of nature, keep my Instagram on point and befriend many interesting people.
So take the risk, you don't have to do it always but do it at least once in your life… it will help you take risks in other aspects of your life too.