Someone asked me today if I consider myself to be an adrenaline junkie. The question kind of caught me off guard and I stuttered and muttered to myself before determining "Erm, I'm not really sure..." I decided to do a Google search of what an adrenaline junkie is and I found some interesting information. Being an adrenaline junkie doesn't just mean that you do stupidly crazy stuff like sky diving and bungee jumping, it means that your day to day activities tend to be stress inducing, because on a subconscious level you kind of enjoy being stressed out. I read that and I thought to myself instantly "Aw crap, I'm totally an adrenaline junkie.' I live for the thrill of having too much to do. I know that I work best under pressure when I have a deadline. If my life gets to have too much down time, I start losing my mind. I am happiest when I have a billion things to do and just barely enough time to get them done. More often than not, I'm running on far less sleep than any person should.
I've never put a label on all this because I never really realized that there was a label for it. I always thought of an adrenaline junkie as someone who loves sky diving and bungee jumping and swimming with sharks and crazy things like that, but OH WAIT, I love all those things too. So. I guess I really am an adrenaline junkie.
I started thinking about it and realized that I've done all kinds of crazy things like, despite a fear of heights, I've gone sky diving. Despite a fear of needles, I have not one, but TWO tattoos. I've gone ATVing and speed boat racing in Mexico. I've gone tubing and hiking and horse back riding (well, technically the horse I was on decided to go galloping up the side of a mountain, which was terrifying because it was my third time on a horse) and scuba diving and I absolutely love roller coasters.
Over the past couple years I've been building up a rather extensive list of the following activities to be added to my adrenaline junkie to-do list:
- Bungee jumping
- White water rafting
- Base jumping
- This AWESOME swing --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hwy9IOrUzO0
- Dog sledding
- Drag racing
Ladies and gentlemen. Friends and family. We have a confirmed adrenaline junkie in our midst. But, hey, life is short and you only get one chance to live it. I've always said try everything once and since my Kelly darling left us I made a vow to live for two. So I guess, technically, I have to try everything twice - I don't mind. And hey, if anything were to happen to me while doing one of these blood pumping activities, at least it'll be a really cool story for my friends and family to tell about how I died... KIDDING!
Leave some comments below and let me know what kinds of thrills you seek! If you’re looking for more giggles and trinkets of joy, feel free to check out my twitter @npamani or my tumblr, The Daily QuirCk.
Lots of love and squeals of excitement! xx Nikbear