Today, I felt like reflecting. I guess you could call this a #flashbackFriday -esque post. But really, it felt like time to take inventory of the adventures I’ve experienced since I got good and serious about adventuring. Good and serious back in May 2016.
Prior to that point, I adventured. Oh sure! But I wasn’t as intentional about it. Nor did I realize just how dominant my adventure-seeking genes are. (No recessive trait, for me!!!)
So back to May 2016. It got serious with skydiving. To sum it up succinctly, I decided to stop saying ‘someday’ and just DO it. And, once I did that with skydiving, I just couldn’t stop. That bucket list o’ mine is miles long, and I’d already wasted SO MUCH time.
So, here’s a look at the milestone bucket listing stuff I’ve done since then – that fateful May day when adventuring became a true and tangible pursuit. Some fall higher on the adventure scale than others, yet all were major introspective experiences.
- May 27, 2016: Skydiving (tandem, at 15,000 feet)
- September 24, 2016: Savannah, GA (first solo, out-of-state road trip)
- January 27-30, 2017: Paris (#1 bucket list item since I was 10 years old AND first solo international trip)
- February 4, 2017: Stand up paddleboarding
- May 7-11, 2017: Barcelona (second solo international trip)
- May 26, 2017: Flew a plane
- July 1, 2017: Started this blog!
- August 19-20, 2017: Florida Keys trip with my sister & brother-in-law
- September 2, 2017: Blowing Rocks (Hobie Sound, FL) at sunrise
- Italy (November 1-8, 2017)
- Tough Mudder Half (April 7, 2018)
Of course, there were TONS of smaller adventures in between – the everyday adventures, as I wrote about in this post – but these… these are the big ones! The ones that taught me the most about myself, about the world, and about my reliance on God as THE source of strength in my life.
These milestone, bucket list adventures are the giant, flashing arrows in my life that keep me in forward motion. (You knew I was going to bring arrows into this, didn’t you??)
Are you pursuing the flashing arrows in your life? If not, time to get serious!