Sky diving? Check. Camel riding? Check. White-water rafting? Check. Scuba diving? Check. Rock climbing? Check. Mountain biking? Check. Mine exploration? Check. Caving? Check. Ziplining? Check. Mountain climbing? Check. Hot-air ballooning? Check. Check. Check.
I suppose my recent walk on the CN Tower is an example of this. For those who may be unaware, as of last year, visitors to the tower can walk around the circumference of the pod 1,168 feet above the ground held by a tether.
Some people have called me a thrill seeker. I prefer to think of myself as an adventure lover. Present me with the opportunity to try something new that involves the outdoors, speed or even a little danger, and I am happy.
|CN Tower Edgewalk June 23, 2012|
As soon as I learned of the “extreme urban adventure”, I knew I had to try it.
Many people have asked me why and the simple answer is – to push my limits. It’s easy to become complacent in life. We settle into routine, absorbed by the realities of day to day living, most often actively trying to minimize change and/or discomfort.
We should openly invite challenges (as we have personally defined them) in order to grow, test ourselves and simply shake things up. My walk on the edge did just that. I didn't know how I would react, how difficult it would be, or whether I would even be able to complete the challenges asked of me until I was doing it.
It was exhilarating to put myself in a place I'd never been, without a certain outcome. I believe that to do so is to be truly alive. And though the red jumpsuit was less than flattering, the experience proved that I have the courage to face and overcome the unknown…and in this case, have a ton of fun in the process.
So what’s next you ask? For the time being, the Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland will have to do. Who's in?