Friday, February 8, 2008


As I've grown older, I've come to appreciate the reward of accomplishment. I've also learned that life is a string of experiences. If you don't experience anything, you don't have much of a life. If you don't get out and do stuff, you won't have any experiences.

I believe it is important to fill my life with adventures. To be an adventure, an experience does not have to be adrenaline filled, or "on the edge of death" like skydiving. On the other hand, it must have some impact on your life. Even if it's just sitting peacefully on a hill observing the ocean, if it affects you in some way, I classify it as an adventure. If an experience teaches you something, especially if it's something about yourself, or it provides you a sense of accomplishment, it's an adventure to me. With each adventure, I understand a little more about the capabilities of the human mind and body and of what I am capable. That knowledge and the memories of my adventures enrich my life.