Adventurous +Clumsy + A false sense of security = ME
I’m an extremely clumsy adrenaline junkie with a false sense of security, a bad combination you might say, HELLZ YAH but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Just like the darling Dora the Explorer, I have always had a passion for traveling and adventure from a very young age. Thankfully, I was blessed with amazing parents who supported and encouraged this sense of adventure. When I was 14 years old, my dad signed off on waiver to allow me to do reverse bungee jumping along with my sisters. My mom wasn’t too amused about that!
More than a few years ago, I picked up a one of those cool coffee shop books from Urban Outfitters named “101 Things To Do Before You Die” by Richard Horne. At that time, I had just recently moved back to Saudi Arabia after I finished my undergrad and I wasn’t in a very good place in my life. Reality had kicked in and I was terrified that my future consisted of an uneventful and mundane existence!
The book got me thinking of all the things I’ve always dreamt of doing but never got around to because I was too scared, shy, or just plain lazy. I picked up a paper and pen then and there, and listed the 101 things I wanted to do before I said bye bye to this life of mine. From then on, this passion turned into my lifelong mission!
The list that started of with 101 items around 10 years ago, currently, has more than 300 very diverse and sometimes questionable items that range from becoming a tandem skydiving instructor, to learning how to paint my nails within the nail boarders … I KID YOU NOT!
I have become so obsessed with this bucket list of mine, I actually dedicated a wall in my office to highlight a few of the items I was able to cross of from my list. This wall reminds me every day (more like 5 days a week) to keep on living and experiencing new things before it is too late. Plus, it really looks cool 🙂
I know you are all now dying to read this amazzzzzzing bucket list … NO?! well tough luck!
I have listed and categorized the items in 14 different categories to make it easier for you to get inspired. The categories are: adventure, it’s a big big world, acquire life skills, life achievements, festivals and events, animaling around, pay it forward, keeping the faith, love is in the air, wishful thinking, fashion, yummy in my tummy, clichés you gotta love and my favorite; why not?
Though the voice of يةDoraال, I will be sharing with you the stories and the highlights of the WICKED AWESOME things I was able to cross off from my list \_/*
I hope you enjoy reading about my journey as much as I enjoyed living it. Who knows, maybe one of stories inspire you to get up from your ###es and start Living. DAMIT …..LIVE !!!
What are you waiting for?!!! Start listing all of the things you’ve always wanted to do before you EXPIRE … How Dramatic!
* \_/ this is suppose to be the rock on sign … can I coin it ?!!