My attraction to dangerous things

cirqueplayI’m an adrenaline junkie since the age that I could do adrenaline inducing things. My father and I loved roller coasters, the higher, the faster, and the more loops and upside down stuff the better. Later on I was interested in more dangerous forms of horseback riding, and this included jumping where I would most likely end up falling off my horse. It didn’t stop me from pursuing jumping and I found a horse (my horse) who got a thrill out of it like I did. Her tail would go flying in the air, and she would take three jumps nearly in one stride no matter the height. It was some of the most exciting stuff jumping and a time where my mind would clear completely because all I could think of was the next jump and the course we needed to complete.

I’ve taken a break from my more dangerous forms of adrenaline and exchanged it for the excitement of Boudoir photo shoots instead. Still, there’s that part of me that has a bucket list of scary things I need to do. Recently I kayaked for the first time in my life in the ocean and that was a lot of fun for me to try and I’d do it again.

I’ve swam with sharks, Caribbean reef sharks in particular, and that was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Call me crazy but I’d love to meet great white sharks (in a cage just in case, of course) and also swim with whale sharks. I’d love to learn how to do scuba diving and get the opportunity to meet even more marine life and explore the bottom of the ocean instead of the top with snorkeling. I’d like to go white water rafting, and basically anything involved with water I want to do.

On land I want to go zip lining, and lately I’ve been tempted to buy something so I can go skydiving for the first time. I ran it by my husband about skydiving and he said to go for it so I might just get the thing to try out skydiving next time I see it. Any time I come across something new I always think in my head, “Hey, I could do that… I’m hoping to try out all of the things on my scary adrenaline list, even though it may take a while to complete.

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Two delightful endeavors

winepaintingBeing in a new place will open you up to the idea that you need to step out of your shell. Because the people who were allowed a look at you without your shell on, being vulnerable when you really do like to keep it on, are no longer there. Those limited people you can trust, aka, friends, now live miles away and try as you might those miles add up. Let alone you could never let your shell off unless if you felt safe with that person outside of work and giving yourself permission to be exposed.

I am quite happy in my shell, yet, I absolutely love to dance and have fun at the same time. Drinking is my forte and if you pair drinking with something civilized like say… Painting, it makes it much more interesting. Now, put a bunch of people with byob for the painting class and you are bound to have a good time, right?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love dancing and would go dancing if I knew places that had good music but I’m still figuring out things as I go. And, my husband and I have an overwhelming supply of wine in our apartment that never gets touched so it helps clearing those bottles out too. We still have two cases full of wine still not unloaded from our honeymoon and a whole complete wine case full from before we first met.

The first time I went I didn’t know you should bring your own snacks too, and your own wine glass if you didn’t want to be drinking out of a plastic cup. My more recent time I went to do this I prepped up with crackers, napkins, a proper glass, and a cute little bag to hold everything and my wine in. You can tell the crowd who goes there, couples who are married, dating, or a group of women looking to have a good time out. No one comes to these byob drinking and painting classes alone, and people tend to pair off into their respected groups.

I would go with my husband but he isn’t much of a painter, or a drinker for that matter, so he luckily agrees to being my designated driver. It’s really a lot of fun to interact with the people around you and to see the differences of how everyone’s painting comes out. We all are painting the same thing, yet, how we interrupt it or put certain colors together makes every painting unique to its owner.

Also, I tend to get painters envy and I think everyone else painting has this same problem. You like a detail of someone else’s painting more and suddenly yours just isn’t turning out the way you want to. I think it’s extremely common because I see and hear everyone doing this, including myself. But, looking back on it that splash of yellow, or the red in your painting instead of blue is totally you.