Am I being brave enough?

I was watching I’m a celebrity last night and they were talking about their reasons for going into the jungle.

Aside from ya know- the little factor of being given a fat pay check by ITV, most of them said that they wanted to challenge themselves and to do something that scared them.

Although I won’t be going into the jungle anytime soon, or stuffing huntsman spiders into my mouth- it got me thinking… I am doing enough stuff that scares me? Am I being brave enough?

When I was a teenager I had literally no sense of the word “risk”. I used to do things all the time that frightened me.

I travelled on my own, I moved away from home, I talked to guys I liked and made the first move. I went to events on my own, I jet-skied and climbed mountains and skied down slopes that quite frankly made me want to throw up.

I also did little things that frightened me. I would public speak, make insane goals and did lots of charity work that pushed me to my limit.

But now? I’m wondering if I’ve lost my momentum a little.

Although I did a lot of traveling this year and I made the terrifying (yet wonderful) commitment to marry the guy I’m crazy about- I want to be pushing myself more.

I’ve got very comfortable in a job, I’m being lazy with writing my book- and I’m probably spending a few too many evenings watching tv instead of putting myself out there and trying new things.

I want to be making the most of every moment of my life (cringe but true) – and that ain’t going to happen anytime soon if I don’t make the effort to do it.

So I’ve made a little list of 8 things I’d like to do before the end of the year that put me out of my comfort zone a little, or just give me a challenge. They aren’t crazy, dramatic or insane, but they are important to me, and push me to make the most of everything.

1- Do a pottery class. This is so lame but I actually think I’d be really into pottery. I’m a creative type and good with my hands (eh eh)- so I think this would be an interesting thing to try.

2- Write another 10,000 words of my book. I am such a procrastinator with this!! I want to be a published author but that ain’t going to happen if I don’t finish the damn thing.

3- Try something I’ve never eaten. I went to Dans le noir (where you eat in the pitch black) with an ex- and I would love to go back with Luke and try the experimental menu!

4- Do a pull-up. I’m getting really back into my fitness and health at the moment (you can follow my insta on @rach_fituk_) and I’d love to be able to do at least one pull-up by the end of the year.

5- Try a deep fried mars bar. This sounds so ridiculous- but this summarises to me all of my fears I’ve ever had about food. It’s deep fried, it’s chocolate and I’m sure it’s gonna taste bloody delicious.

6- To record a podcast. I mean this one will probably be a next year thing, but it’s something I’d really like to try.

7- Invite everyone to our wedding. This scares me. Of course it does! It’s a massive commitment to someone for the rest of my life but god am I so excited and happy to send out those invites! Come see me and Luke be bumbling messes and get pissed with us wooooo!

8- Keep blogging about important topics. It scares me when I publish things that I think will make me look bad, not perfect and might be difficult. But it’s important. It’s so important to keep the conversation open.

What are you doing that scares you?

Rach

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