Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Want an Adventure

I feel like I'm in a state/stage/phase, or whatever you'd call it, in my life where I just want to let loose. Lately I've had urges to go on some kind of adventure, big or small, or something exciting that gets my adrenaline pumping. I realize most guys have these urges but it seems like the urge has been more strong since I've been out of my "teens". It's as though my 6 year old self is trapped in my 21 year old body. You know how when you're young you daydream about being in car chases, skydiving, etc. Well it doesn't help now that I have the tools, money, and the means to do those things. Such as having a car and wanting to be in a car chase. I find myself now, when listening to certain music, accelerating on highways and "slightly" weaving in and out of cars. I know I know....I'm that guy.

There's so many things I want to do now that I know I won't be able to when I'm older. This due to a wife, kids, more bills with less money, or even won't physically be able to. I wanna do things like go on a road trip with friends. Go base jumping, cliff jumping, bunjee jumping, and any other kind of jumping you can think of. I want to travel and meet new people and experience different things. I would like get and ride bikes; this being both kinds, motorcycle and bicycle. In the summer I want to wakeboard, knee-board, jet ski, and anything else you can think of doing on a lake. I especially want to start camping more. I absolutley love gathering around a campfire with friends and talking and laughing.

I want to do all these things now because I haven't gotten to do them, or if I have not as much as I would've liked, in my past. Plus it seems the window for these opportunities are short on life's schedule. From now on back I've had to go to school and have a job leaving me without time and money to do those things. Most of my money has gone to expenses not leaving me with much to make these dreams realities. I feel now is different though and I'm wanting to take advantage of it. The adventure begins now and I do not want to look back. It's time to live with some adrenaline....and I am so stoked.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pros & Cons of Growing Up

As I've come to grow older, I've learned to love it while at the same time hating it. So, I've decided to list the pros and cons of a natural part of life....growing up.

More responsibilities
Having your own income
More freedom....most of the time
Deeper thoughts
Deeper relationships
Tend to be taken more seriously
Developing your own family

More stress
Harder work
More expenses
More complicated
Life is less forgiving
Loved ones die
More decisions

Pretty basic answers. Could go more into detail but....just didn't.