01 April, 2014

A – Adrenaline Rush



A-Z April Challenge
I have always been big on how I want to go bungee jumping, how I want to go see lions in Africa, how I will click award winning pictures of gazelles running, how I want to trek and climb and explore and how I want to go water skiing and handgliding and whatnot. Even as I type this out, I’m getting goosebumps thinking about the adrenaline rush that I will get if/when I do these things (it could also be the a/c that’s running in full blast that is saving me from being cooked like slow-roasted chicken in the Bangalore sun). 

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I’m ALSO the same person who is scared shitless of ferris wheels – the last time I went to Wonderla, my friends were trying to get me to go on something that looked like this. Bloody monster. And it ended up in a tussle that wasn't dissimilar to the below.

 
  
But ultimately, I went. And I swear how I don’t know how I came off it alive, the ride really taught me to fear death (I know, dramatic. But I was scared out of my wits, alright). And thanks to all the screaming and yelling and tantrum-throwing to let me off it, I was hoarse for the next two days.

Anyhoo.

I seem to have gotten complacent after I have joined work and I’m ashamed to say I don’t even have one trip to my name in two years. Not one trip that I wasn’t ‘chilling’ at and actually doing the things that I wanted to on an adventure vacation. I have settled comfortably into an eat-sleep-work-repeat mode and I constantly keep giving myself the excuse of not having either time or money.

The point now is, this year I swore I would change some things. That I would be open to changing things in my life, that I would push myself to get out of the damn comfort zone and actually do something that I’m proud of. That I will have something more solid to show for 2014 rather than just having been happy with my personal life and having had a rewarding work life (like in 2013).

So I’m taking the first step towards that goal today, something that I have been obsessing over for 6+ years now. Nothing big, something that means a lot to me though. I can hardly keep my knee from bouncing up and down because of the nervousness. I keep hoping I will have the courage to see it through and not chicken out. And I hope it will be worthwhile.

So peeps, I get my first adrenaline rush today.
Wish me luck!
And if it is successful, you’ll hear about it tomorrow.

25 comments:

  1. Good luck PeeVee, it would indeed be very jittery and a butterfly effect kind of thing when you let go and accomplish what you have always hesitated at :)

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  2. Get out of your comfort zone, yo! All the best with whatever you have decided :)

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  3. I can see why you'd be nervous on a ferris wheel. I tend to get my adrenaline when having pressure at work. Fear makes me hide!

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    1. Awww, try to pep talk yourself into facing it head on, once you tackle it the first time, it is easy-peasy from there :) thanks for dropping by!

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  4. err.. I am not sure how you will feel about this one then : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=751705518207140

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  5. Interesting! I wonder what the cause of your adrenaline rush was? I will have to come back tomorrow morning to find out!

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  6. Let me know if you are free any weekend. I have been getting bored as he'll these days. And that thing in the wonderla was serious fun. Wanna try again ? :P

    But nevertheless, to be frank, so did I as I wrote my first post for this month.
    Hope to see more from you , preferably from today?

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    1. Wonderla? As long as you let me sit on the benches and float in the lazy pool, I'm game :P
      Hopefully, *fingers crossed*

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    2. Haha. What's the fun in that ? :P

      You just did. #CurrentlyReading

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  7. Sounds good! Yes, i think its all about taking that first step and i am sure you would not stop later. Traveling is so much fun and with so much left to see, i fear of aging before completing them. So go ahead start now in whatever simpler way.

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    1. True that, I fear that too.. Wrote a post on it as well. Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. Looking forward to hearing what it is. I had to laugh at you wanting to bungee jump but not being able to go on the ferris wheel! :P Sorry. Btw, you could use Feedly reader to follow blogs...

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    1. HAI PB! Laugh away :P That is unintended hypocrisy, right there :D

      AND THANK YOU FOR FEEDLY. Its all I ever wanted *dreamy eyes*
      And yes, I'm dumb enough not to have found it earlier. Pfft.

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  9. So tell us more about it now!!
    Man I too get to get out of my comfort zone.Actually I badly want to. Maybe this month mid!!

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    1. I got ye tattoo :P
      What do you want to do :O

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  10. Hahaha.. I too act like the horse in the picture when it comes to big scary rides.

    You go girl! I'm waiting to read about your secret adventurous trip.

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  11. Oooh you are doing this too! :D Awesome!

    I am sorry but I snickered at 'Wonderla'... wonder who came up with the name :P And wow does the ride really look like that?! I WOULD LOVE TO GET ON IT! :D

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    1. Trying hard to keep up :P

      Heehee, us Indians have this wonderful way of coming up with the most creative names :P
      Really? :O Maybe my friends should invite you next time :/

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  12. Okay, I am not sure if I actually commented on both your posts in the morning... or imagined doing it (I am not sure if your comment moderation is on, so I am going to check it. Again. :P) Sorry I've had a really long day and I do not remember stuff. Completely normal.

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