I just spent the last hour having my blood pressure tested by the overly excited announcer calling the speed skiing or something or other in the Olympics. Just having it on in the background I felt like I was neck-n-neck with an unseen force in my living room! PHOTO FINISH!
What I am I doing in my living room with the Olympics on in the background is procrastinating. Weee! Gabe’s birthday is coming (but enough about him) which means MY birthday is coming, so of course I re-read Kamel’s letter to me from last year. And realized: I have done nothing at all to drag him into new adventures (except maybe for relocating to Seattle… and he just kindly reminded me about Chicago and the below freezing wind chill, but… those don’t count!!).
I want to do something new, something that pushes me past my comfort zone and doesn’t involve jumping out of planes. Sorry world, I will never ever sky dive. I also have no desire to ever go into space. Or do that thing where you experience zero gravity (weeee look how my barf floats just so!) in a plane.
I found this cool zipling course nearby. I’ve already ziplined but it is so fun and I would love to do it again! I sent a link to Kamel and asked if we could go for my birthday. He said no, but then said he would think about it. I’m like water, Kamel… you give me an inch, I rush in, freeze, and the inch turns into 2 inches! AND THEN YOU ARE SCREWED MY FRIEND.
I also found this indoor skydiving place where you get blown away by giant fans. I feel like this might be interesting… or I might get into that room and have a massive panic attack, fly into the giant fans and be chopped to death by sharp metal blades. One or the other. I mean, I’m sure they have a gate, but what if it is like that part in Willy Wonka?! WHAT IF.
I thought about maybe taking a class of some sort, but I don’t know if I really have the mental stamina to stick with something on the regular besides my writing (Which… I will get to that maybe next week and fill you in on what’s been happening).
Have you been doing anything to push yourself out of your comfort zone? I need some inspiration!