In our teens we had all the right answers. You know, when we turned 18, we were smelling ourselves. Everything that our peers, and parents wanted us to believe or say we rebelled. Some of us…
The twenties are the time when you’re finding yourself, or the period of risk taking. Right?
Well, what do you do after you turn 30?
You can either decide to play it safe, or GO FOR IT! Risk it all, or nah?
Traveling with my sister who’s now apart of the 40/40 club, I couldn’t help but glance over to what she was reading on the plane ride. It was a book challenging self to set and complete bucket list tasks. I began to think while on our trip how could we put this book to use.
When we spotted a zip line at a local art & wine festival, my sister had the perfect idea.
“Let’s do it, it’s on my bucket list.”
We joked before about zip lining at the zoo but it was over the bears, and we had seen the Katt Williams skit with the lions. This route seemed a lot safer.
She said it was something about turning 40. She reached the point of being unapologetic, and understanding that “No” is a complete statement. I can’t wait until I get to that point. What I did realize in that moment is that the only time that things shifted for me was when I stepped outside of my comfort zone.
Growing up my sister and I used to love a good rollercoaster at a theme park, but the older we got we found ourselves playing it safe. I was surprised when she suggested that we take on the task of flying over festival patrons. Why did I do it? I trust my sister, and I know that we are stronger together than going solo. Even with all of my projects she is either the EP or Editor. She has challenged me in ways that she may never know.
It’s so important to have a tribe to reassure you when you’re right, and CHECK YOU when you’re wrong.
Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, and overcome those fears. If there is something that you’ve been waiting to do; put a plan in motion and do it. Don’t waste anymore time. You got this!