Recently I've been finding myself so full of fear. It's strange how when we are little we are totally reckless, but with age and experience comes reservation and hesitance. I discovered this when I was riding my bike in my neighborhood the other day and I was about to go down a steep hill. As a child, I would have charged on down the hill without a second thought, but I now felt a sense of panic that made me use my breaks the whole way down. I feel like as we get older we go through our lives in this way, trying to shield ourselves from hurt and pain. But by holding back we are only doing ourselves a disservice. You can't not do something just because you're scared of the outcome, or because it's outside your comfort zone, that's what living life is all about. We are so scared of making a mistake, disappointing someone, or failing, that we completely shut ourselves out to new experiences. Adventure, try spicy foods, go skinny dipping, too many opportunities are missed because of fear. Some of the most ridiculous, difficult, and crazy things are what make us stronger people and create memories we will never forget.
As one of my favorite songs says, "how am I ever gonna get to be old and wise if I ain't ever wild and crazy?" Find your friends and challenge the world together. After having the best day ever on Wednesday, my friends and I decided to do Wednesday adventure days. Time is precious, and it's dwindling by the second. Fall in love with your life and do things that make you happy to be alive. Go against your normal routine and try something new. Stop being so scared and paralyzed. Go for a drive to an unknown destination, have a few drinks and forget you have work the next day, quit waiting for the weekend to have fun. Take a chance. You have the whole world at your fingertips if you open your mind to it. Don't be afraid to be young, wild and free. I'm having a blast!