Friday, April 14, 2017

Five things I haven't done ... yet?

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I hope Mel feels that way because I'm totally stealing the theme of this post from her.

I'm not the most adventurous person. Occasionally, I'll order something new off the menu or take a different route to a familiar destination. But other than that, I pretty much stay with the tried and true. Boring, right? I suppose so. But it's my life, and I'll choose my adventures.

Here are five things I've never done ... along with some thoughts on whether or not I want that to change.

- Skydiving
A few of my friends have done this and had a blast. I'm intrigued but also a little bit scared. I'd probably try it if I got the chance.

- Ran a marathon
I've done several 5Ks, an 8K, a few 10Ks, and a half-marathon. I feel like 13.1 might be as far as I can go. But ten years ago, I would have said I'll never be a runner, so ... you never know.

- Traveled out of the country
I definitely want to change this. And since one of my closest friends is aiming at a destination wedding, I might have a good excuse to get a passport.

- Gone camping
I've slept in a camper in a friend's driveway, but I've never really done the whole roughing it thing. And I don't know that I want to either. I like wi-fi, Netflix, and indoor plumbing. A lot.

- Swam in the ocean
I've put my feet in, but that's as far as I've gone. I have this weird thing about not wanting to be in water when I can't see the bottom, but if I can find a super clear body of water, I'm in!

What are some things you haven't done? Do you plan to?


  1. I live near the coast in California, so I've definitely swam in the ocean, but to a degree I know what you mean. I have my own idiosyncrasies about it do. I can't swim at certain beaches because I CAN see what's beneath me, and I don't want it touching me.

  2. Skydived: no.
    Ran a marathon: yes.
    Travelled to another country: yes.
    Swam in the ocean: more like got dragged into it by a rogue wave.

  3. I, too, have a thing about getting in the ocean, especially if the water is "murky." I think it's a side effect of having watched Jaws too many times. I have no problem with clear, blue water.

    I went primitive camping once, and by primitive I mean there was no electricity and the bathhouse was a fairly good hike away. It was an experience, but my opinion is that it is over rated. Kudos to folks to who love to rough it, though!

  4. I love your attitude about the marathon ;) As for skydiving...that's one that I don't ever need to cross off my list!


Pin It button on image hover