3/9/10

Time to become Adventurous

I have never been very adventurous.

Well to say "very adventurous" makes it sound some like part of me is adventurous.

I would like to state for the record, NO part of me is adventurous.
Not even a little, bitty, teeny, tiny, bit. Nada.

I do not have a rule breaking, wild child, bungee jumping, white water rafting, adventurous bone in my body.

I have been thinking about this lately and it has started to bother me.

It all started when we were in Cozumel and our friend Chris wanted us to each rent scooters to drive around the island on.

SCOOTERS.

Those little death traps that go bzz bzz and could easily be smooshed flat in a second by a medium sized truck.
In Mexico.

No thank you.

I thought everybody would agree with me, but it seems that I was the only person who didn't want to rent a scooter.
I was astonished that when the word "scooter" was brought up that everybody else inthe group didn't instnatly imagine the above scenario (small scooter smooshed flat).

And this has brought me to my current line of thinking; I am not adventurous.

In fact I follow rules to a T. Sometimes too much.
The most adventurous thing I have done lately is cook raw chicken and only wash my hand five times instead of six.

My life is not split into two sections.

Before I cooked raw chicken and after.

And I'm only slightly joking.
Also on my last post a couple of people wanted to know where I got my dresses.
I got them ALL at Francesca's. I am so un-adventurous I can't event venture out of one store. I go to a store and get everything I want/need there.
I'm a boring little old lady trapped in a 25 year old's body.

So I have decided that I am going to try and push myself these next couple of months and do some things out of my comfort zone.
This doesn't mean I am going to be going over Niagra Falls in a small barrell anytime soon, but I want to more things in life to challenge myself.
Stepping out of my comfort zone is a good way to describe my new found lease on life.
Heck I might even cook chicken and only wash my hands four times.
Oh the endless possibilities.

17 comments:

Trina said...

Here's to adventure!

Rebecca Jo said...

For someone who doesnt feel "adventerous" - you still have a way of making your life so intriguing & interesting... so you're doing SOMETHING right :)

Sole Matters said...

good for you! i say go white water rafting. it is SO fun!!!

Liane said...

Oh, you crack me up!
Love your post :)
Your posts are never not amusing, can't wait to read of your adventurous activities.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Girl: we could totally be the same person. Except most of my dresses came from TJ Maxx.

True story.

And every time I try to bust out... I end up stressed out. Prove to me that there's a happy medium, ok? Please?

You go girl!

Tara Gibson said...

go girl! i love how you always add humor to your posts. they always make me laugh!

M said...

Good luck! I am not adventerous either.

Rachel H. said...

Good Luck...I'm not much for adventure either, but I'd love to hear how your new adventures turn out, and I'll experience it through you. :)

5kidswdisabilities said...

Being adventurous is overrated. Being with people, now THAT's life fulfilling!
Lindsey Petersen

tootie said...

Don't worry - I would have been afraid of the scooters, too.

And how can I cook chicken and not wash my hands at least 5 times? ;)

Becca said...

Good for you stepping out of your comfort zone. I'm not much for stepping out my comfort zone myself. You might think I am, what with all the inner-city stuff and all . . . but nope. I'm a total rule follower!

Jamie said...

The scooters would have scared me too. But then again going into any public restroom scares me! Sometimes I don't go shopping with my little boy because I can't stand the thought of going in there.

Faith said...

Oh my, this post brings back memories for me...we were in Cozumel a few years ago and rented scooters and almost got flattened by a big Pepsi truck. I was scared then but we had so much fun and made some wonderful memories that we stil talk about. Go for the adventure girl, God hasn't given us a spirit of fear!!

Brittany said...

I'm very much the same way. I've tried things out of my comfort zone a few times, and it turned out okay, but very difficult. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and do it. Hubs is good about pushing me a little. But you still need to remember that you don't have to do something you're not comfortable with. It's not worth being really scared!

Sonya said...

I'm not much for adventure just because I'm always scared of getting hurt!

Katy and Chris said...

Can we suggest challenges for you? I have one...you have to rock out Sandra Bullock's bright pink lipstick. She looked so awesome, but it kinda scared me.

THE Stephanie said...

LOL. Joey and I totally wrecked a scooted in Mexico one time. So I'm with you... NO SCOOTERS!!