I heard this saying somewhere a long time ago, “when you are laying on your deathbed, you regret the things you didn’t do in life, not the things you did.” I’ve adapted that into my own views on life…”life is too short to have regrets.”
I will try anything once. I don’t want to be laying on my deathbed, thinking about all of the amazing opportunities that I passed up because of stupid reasons…whenever something is thrown at me, I usually try it.
I’ll try anything once! This mantra has landed me some pretty fantastic photos and some amazing memories.
8 Amazing Things That I Have Done
1. I rode a bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge.
First I rode a bike up a hill, which was equally difficult. Once we got to the bridge, winds were 50 mph.
I began hyperventilating most of the way across, but I did it!
2. I felt up Rick Springfield.
True story. It was pretty hot. You can read about that here.
3. I ziplined across Y. S. Falls in Jamaica.
Waiting to go the first time, I was terrified…but I didn’t want to look back and regret not doing it. It was AMAZING, and I am so happy that I did it! I can’t wait to do it again!
4. In the middle of a recession, I quit a good-paying job to “find myself.”
It was the craziest thing I’ve ever done, no doubt about it. It’s been a year and a half and I am still trying to figure out what I want to do for a living, but I’m having a fantastic time in the interim!
5. I rode on the back of a motorcycle across Deals Gap, NC.
It was pretty awesome. Dangerous, but awesome. I loved it so much that I’ve done it several more times since!
6. I rode on a Dolphin in Jamaica.
I was actually pretty nervous about doing this, because I was afraid a dolphin might decide he didn’t like me…I actually rode two dolphins, and at the end of my “experience,” the dolphins used their noses to propel me out of the water, but no one got a picture of that. 🙁
7. I began writing fiction again.
I will not argue that blogging is a form of “writing” but fiction? That is the real deal, and while I absolutely loved writing fiction, I’ve always struggled with it. When I began to write fiction again, I was nervous about sharing this side of myself with the world – well, the internet, anyway.
8. I got the tattoo I’ve always wanted.
I waited 32 years for it, basically…but I got it. I smile every time I catch its reflection in the mirror!
What amazing things have you done in your life? What amazing things do you want to do?