I look at 2011 as the year of adventure as I was able to travel around Southeast Asia for 8 months. It gives me lots of opportunity to visit and see many places I only used to see in TV. A few days ago, I was browsing online when I came across someone's bucket list and it quickly inspired me to create my own. If you don't have any idea about a bucket list, it is a list of all the dreams you want to fulfill, goals you want to achieve and life-experiences you desire to experience before you die. While I'm still on the road, I thought that it's a perfect time to create a bucket list and plan ahead with some new outdoor adventures I want to try in the coming years. There are always things left that I'd hoped to get in this past year that carry over, and there are things that I've been putting off for years. Maybe 2012 is the year to get some of those on my list.
Here are the outdoor adventures that I would like to accomplish in the next year:
I guess, there is nothing quite like bungee jumping. I want to feel the biggest rush of my life' Just a cord between you and the ground, like falling to your death and at the very last second saying “Just Kidding!”. I want to experience the feeling of free falling and the feeling from the rebound when the cord snaps back.
For some, this may not be a milestone, but for most people who grew up in a tropical country, there is an unavoidable excitement that comes out once you get to see and touch snow. I want to go on??ski holidays to feel the cool breeze in my face while enjoying the thrill of slicing down a hill.
Among the list of water sports available, I would like to learn how to do surfing,??wakeboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and whitewater rafting. I want to experience how it feels like playing with the water and flying over the waves.
From childhood, my mother used to call me a fish. If there was water, I was in it. Until now, I still feel the attraction to the water. I'm always very at ease in the water. It is relaxing! ??I want to experience the feeling of being several meters below the surface of the water and being one with the animals in the underwater world.
For me, life is an adventure of discovering more about who you are by doing the things you want to do. This discovery is not solely a mental activity, you have to open up your life, taste it, experience it and see what parts of life do and do not matters to you.
'Every man dies ' Not every man really lives.' ~ William Ross
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post.
What about you? What are the adventures you want to do?