Don’t Let Others to Define Your Limits
I’m writing this mad. And that’s probably not a good thing, especially because the complete purpose of Live a Little series is to inspire you to find small ways to live life to the fullest, and I am doing my best to try to INSPIRE you. But hey, stick around.
You know those people who have done a bungee jump once, and think they are the ultimate thrill-seekers and live adventurous life, even though they now live in their cubicle telling the same old bungee jump (or insert some other adventure) story again and again?
They drive me crazy.
Usually those are the people who come to you and criticize your adventures “zip lines are great but it’s not like it’s a bungee jump.”
My live a little tip today is: don’t let anyone else to define YOUR limits and what is adventurous and taking a risk for you. And never ever let anyone belittle your adventures.
Live adventurous lifestyle
You know who also make me mad? Those people who said they lived the time of their lives in high school and miss the good old times.
Sorry if you are one of them.
I’m sorry that I said that about you, and I’m sorry for your life after high school.
My theory is that when we are young we have all of these dreams, what we are going to do when we grow up and we see all of these possibilities that future has for us, and the entire world is out there for us to concur. Then we all hit a few bumps on the road, realize that being an adult isn’t all that we thought it would be, and many are “screw that” and try to get what they can and forget about their dreams.
The rest of us – we never give up our dreams. The dreams may change over the years, and life and world will change us, but the truly adventurous people who live Skimbaco lifestyle never stop dreaming, trying new things, and taking risks.
But going back to never letting anyone else define your limits and adventures for you… You know in your heart what is doing out of your comfort zone to you.
That’s great if you go hang-gliding, or mountain climbing, or quit your desk job to sell coconuts on a beach somewhere.
And I’m in awe of people like my friend Satu who has been kayaking all around the world (she just had a baby and now she is traveling around Europe with her six month old and she will start writing for Skimbaco soon!), but it doesn’t mean that that kind of lifestyle is for everyone. And it’s OK.
YOU don’t have to climb mountains or jump off planes to live life to the fullest, but you do have to define your own limits and step outside your comfort zone and take risks.
Naomi wrote about living a little and going to opera and Lisa reminded you to take time for yourself, and we both know that the guy who jumped the bungee jump once in college will say that “ha, that’s living a little? Try a bungee jump!”
We know better.
We know that living life to the fullest is combining those once in a lifetime opportunities with small every day things of unexpected and moments that take us out of our comfort zone – like read how Rajean makes even paying bills more fun.
And that’s what Skimbaco community aims to do – to inspire you to find YOUR adventure, your everyday thrill, your big and small ways of living a little and living a lot.
I wonder what that guy in the cubicle would say if we asked him to live a little and wear pink tomorrow?
I bet he’d not be that adventurous after all.
Participate to Live a Little blog hop! Write a blog post how you “live a little,” what’s your small way of living life to the fullest and add your blog post to the InLinkz widget above. Rules: Link either to Skimbacolifestyle.com, OR get the InLinkz code for your post – or do both!- and we will promote your post also via Twitter and Pinterest. If you post the widget in your blog post, please add the rules as well.
You can also find Live a Little banners here, and use them in your Live a Little blog posts.