This week's Blog Hop theme is "Ask a Question". What I want to know is this:
What would you do if you were more brave?
My inner child is an adventurer. I always imagine all the fun and daring things I wish I was brave enough to do. Some of them I eventually work up the nerve to try, others I doubt I'll ever be brave enough to attempt, even if I'm working on my "bucket list"! I could actually provide this question with a whole list of answers. But I'll just name two.
Sky diving! I love the feel of a free-fall. Walt Disney World's Tower of Terror is one of my favorite rides. Falling is fun! It's the landing that sucks. If I ever am brave enough to try this in my lifetime, it will probably only be as a tandem jump. I don't want to be responsible for pulling the ripcord at the right time or "driving" the thing to the landing spot. Plus I'm hoping landing would be easier if I were attached to a pro. I'm not fond of breaking both my legs or bruising my pancreas. But then I remember that news item I read about how someone was on a tandem dive and the pro had a heart attack and DIED in mid-air! And even more unnerving? I just pulled up the article and the instructor is from my hometown! (Is that a sign?) This is a bit worse than tossing a kid into the pool to make them learn to swim!
SCUBA diving! The closest I can get to this is snorkeling. And that took some baby steps to happen too. I just can't get myself to breathe underwater. It's not natural! My husband is always trying to get me to get certified for SCUBA, and I would love to be brave enough to do it. There are so many beautiful places underwater that I'd love to see! Seeing it in on TV just isn't the same. But I get freaked out even imagining it. Having to worry about all that gear, whether you've got enough oxygen, whether your equipment is working properly or is faulty, whether you're going to get your airline caught on the shipwreck you're diving and DIE, and even something as "simple" as coming up too quickly and getting the bends.
Now it's your turn! What would YOU do if you were more brave?