“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Fill your life with adventure! Make a bucket list of everything you want to do, be or have in your lifetime. Then pick out the top ten, assign a date to them, and make it happen!
I always wanted to visit Hawaii, but I knew we didn’t have the money. I didn’t let that limiting belief stop me. I affirmed that by my 25th wedding anniversary I would visit Hawaii. A year or so before my 25th anniversary, I started researching the different islands, looking at pictures of people having fun on the islands, getting brochures, reading hotel reviews, comparing airfare and car rental rates, everything I could think of to immerse myself in the experience of what it would be like to visit Hawaii. Where do you think I was on my 25th anniversary?
Nope! I didn’t make that deadline, but I didn’t give up either…
On my 30th anniversary, I was in Maui going to luaus, hiking in the rain forest, watching cliff divers, surfers, and snorkelers commune with sea creatures! I rode in a submarine for the first time in my life. We went to the bottom of the ocean. It was so cool. It was like being inside a giant fish aquarium. Coral reef and colorful fish were everywhere!
I got the bejeebers scared out of me and felt on top of the world at the same time on Hana Road. It is what I always pictured “paradise” to look like, but the road to get there is wild! It seems too narrow for two vehicles and is the curviest road I have ever been on. One side of the road is the mountainside. The other side are cliffs straight down to the ocean! We were in a yellow Mustang convertible with the top down, which was exhilarating. I closed my eyes and gripped the prayer bar every time we passed a vehicle, but the view was worth the trip! Roadside waterfalls, tropical gardens, breathtaking views, beauty beyond belief. So colorful and serene. It is what I picture heaven looks like.
The sunsets on the beach were like artist paintings. A mesmerizing golden sky tinged with pink and purple clouds that slow danced above the gentle ocean waves. Fisherman on shore with giant cane poles waiting for the tide to bring in the evening catch. It made for a Kodak moment that I wanted to stay in forever.
And the pineapples. WOW! The Maui Gold pineapples are the sweetest, juiciest pineapples I have ever tasted in my life. My mouth is watering right now thinking about them!
Visiting Maui after years of dreaming and planning felt surreal. So many new experiences rolled into a few days. It was an adventure I will remember the rest of my life.
That’s just ONE adventure! I have been on many exciting adventures like being at Times Square on New Year’s Eve in 1999 after saying that is where I would be when I first heard Prince sing 1999 in the 80’s!
There was also the time I went to the first eBay Live Conference in Anaheim, California. On the way there, we stopped at the Grand Canyon, hung out in Vegas, got on stage at Universal Studios, and ran out of gas in the Mojave dessert. I’ve never lived that last one down, but it was a memorable once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Adventures are the spice of life. I highly recommend you go on as many adventures as you can. And remember when you do what you love, every day is an adventure!