I dedicate most of my free time into physical training, learning and improving on new skills, and seeking new adventures!
We all live different lives… Some live a monotonous, unexcitable life, some live a thrilling and invigorating life. We are not always born into the lifestyle that we currently live in. There are certain events in our lives that shape us into becoming who we are today. Events that either encourage us into choosing a path of life that we want to live in, or that take us further away. In this blog, I’d like to share with you my personal experience and what led me to becoming an adventurer.
In my teenage years, I was very closed minded towards everything except what I was into: martial arts and fitness. I spent most of my free time in the gym, various martial arts gyms, and running. Everything else seemed irrelevant to me, it didn’t even enter my mind. I was also very afraid… Afraid of change, afraid of meeting new people, afraid of failure, and so on… This fear has been stopping me from trying new things and enjoying my life.
Around the age of 20, I started to have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Back in high-school, I used to hate anything that had to do with reading, but in my twenties I was trying to read as many books as I possibly could. I was a very slow reader to start with due to lack of practice, so it took me nearly 6 months to finish a good sized book at first lol. Subjects that really inspired me were philosophy and psychology. I was able to learn more about myself and my weaknesses. One of the most important things that I have learnt is to face my fears. I have become obsessed with the prospect of eliminating all of my fears from my life. That idea has inspired me enough to improve my life and my mindset in order to not be afraid anymore! I have done many stupid things to eliminate my fears, on which I won’t go much into detail, but you can ask me personally (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re curious.
In my early 20s I was still somewhat lost in knowing what I wanted to do with my life and this new philosophy that I was living, until one fateful night when I was invited to a place that changed the course of my life!
One night, one of my good friends Mike calls me up and invites me to go to an abandoned mental hospital at night. One of the biggest fears I had from my childhood was the darkness. The idea of going to an abandoned mental hospital at night terrified me! But I knew this was something that I had to do to face my fears. Going to that place was an experience in its own, which I will write about in my later posts. After I was left that place, I had never felt so relieved and empowered. I realized that night that I will keep searching for every possible fear that I have and face them and get rid of them!
Since that night, I have gone to various different abandoned places, I have started practicing extreme sports, and I am always looking for new ways to face fears.
With time my philosophy changed into trying to learn as many new skills as possible. Which led me to the lifestyle that I’m living now as an adventurer.
Looking back in retrospect, I have come a long way from where my journey started. But I honestly feel that this is just the beginning! I have too many things yet to learn, things I can improve, and I know there are so many new things out there I can experience and enjoy! Life is full of excitement and surprize! Just gotta step out of your comfort zone and let yourself live!