“If you want to do something bad enough, you will find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
This is my all-time favorite quote because it kicks my butt and challenges me to question my priorities and determine if they are really mine, someone else’s, or what I think I should want to do.
We can all say we don’t have time but if someone offered me an opportunity to experience a dream adventure, I would somehow find the time and make a way….and if it is really something that I want to do, what’s getting in the way and how can I change that?
I like to make a running tab of adventures that I want to cross off. I’ve been fortunate to cross many off the list this past year so that means that I keep looking for new ones to add to the list.
This is the start of the running tab. I reserve the right to add to the list as my curiosity continues and as I become aware of new places and experiences to try.
Some are way more ambitious than others, but I figured I might as well go with the quote:
“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you are still among the stars”
Even if I do half of the items on the list it would still make for a pretty incredible year!
Travel wise I would love to go all over the world but I’m willing to start a little smaller. The list could really go on and on…….this is just scratching the surface. So I guess this is my start but I don’t ever want to stop adding.
Adventures with Animals
Swim with Manatees
Watch a polo match
An encounter with dolphins in the wild
See sloths in the wild
Watch baby turtles go to the ocean
Swim with otters
Learn to Row
Overnight Cruise on the Mississippi
Take a train ride to a destination more than 100 miles away
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sleep in a Castle
Sleep in a cave
Overnight camping in a cave
Attend a UK basketball game
Stay in an ice hotel
*Jubilee experience at Gulf Shores
Ride on a Zamboni
Attend the Kentucky Derby
Ride in a Gondola
Kayak tour on the Chicago River
Take a Scuba class
Rappel down a waterfall
Surf in one of the Great Lakes
Attend a learn to row class
Hike a Volcano
Take the subway tour at Cincinnati Museum Center
Group speedboat ride
Jump on a blob
Shark cage experience
Kayak tour where there are alligators
Go on a cruise to somewhere I’ve never been
City Museum and go up in the arch in St. Louis
NYC around Christmas
Visit world’s largest treehouse in TN
Take pictures with Superman at Metropolis,IL
Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure
Go hiking in Arizona
Cemetary tour in New Orleans
Universal Studios Orlando
Dinner in the Sky
Participate in a Spicy Food Challenge
BBQ in Memphis
“A Goal is a dream with a deadline.” Don’t let time get away from your dreams!
What else should I add to my list?
Share your ideas in the comments below.