Saturday, August 3, 2013

Risk

I think one of the reasons Coach and I work so well as a team is because we balance each other out.  We have an interesting dynamic.  He likes to think things through and doesn't make rash decisions.  I react a little more spontaneously and impetuously.  I make up my mind pretty quickly and once I've made up my mind, that's pretty much it.  I rarely change my mind.  About anything. 

I consider myself to be fairly adventurous.  I get bored very easily so I'm usually up for a challenge and like to try new things.  Especially when we're on vacation.  We've had fun zip-lining, I've swam with dolphins, KJ and I like to go horseback riding, Cosmo and I like to snorkel.  I'm not a fan of heights but I would like to give bungee jumping a try (and would also like to sky dive).  I'd like to take a family white-water rafting trip.  We've had fun jet skiing, snow skiing (I've never water skied), I've given snowboarding a try.  I like to shoot guns. 

However, as spontaneous as I can be, I like to research and be prepared for the experience.  I think part of the fun is planning for the adventure.

Adventurous: 
ad·ven·tur·ous /adˈvenCHərəs/
Adjective 1.Willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.
2.Involving new ideas or methods.
Synonyms venturesome - adventuresome - risky - hazardous

 
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller, The Open Door    

 
“Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with Annotations - 1841-1844    

 
“If you dare nothing,
then when the day is over,
nothing is all you will have gained.”
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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