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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 (edb3_16@hotmail.com) 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!

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  4. Funny, I had s fear of darkness. One night I headed into the bush, it was dark, and said come and get me – I’m still here all these years later, exercising, climbing, just getting Out and About. Good luck out there, Cheers, Baz

  5. Wow! Truly an inspiring page! I used to have claustrophobia as a few things happened when I was younger, a couple of years ago I was unable to go into any small places and even submerging underwater was unbearable for me, so I took up scuba and now I’m really addicted 😛 Still yet to face the uw caves but that will come one day! 😀

    Thank you very much for following my blog! I can’t wait to read more about your adventures! 😀

    • Thanks Madeline! I’m glad that you’re taking steps in overcoming your fears! Really amazing things happen from doing it!
      Cave diving is definitely on my list aswell, would love to take the full course in Mexico one day 🙂
      I’m looking foward for your adventures aswell!

  6. You have a beautiful written voice, very inspiring and positive, I admire your way of thinking and overcoming your fears. Thank you for following my blog, I’m honored and I can’t wait to read more of your work!
    Best wishes,

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading your posts and finding out more about your adventures, especially the abandoned mental hospital! Overcoming and facing fears are a huge part of my quest to better myself.

      • Fear of failure, fear of rejection and fear of being irrelevant and/or unloved, forgotten. Also fear of change (hence the trip by myself)

      • I agree; i think of it like diabetes – there is no cure but you can manage it & live a relatively happy life.

  8. Very interesting about page- I have a huge amount of admiration for those who can use adrenaline to challenge themselves and experience remarkable things. It is very brave to use ‘flooding’ to overcome your fear and go into an abandoned mental hospital and I’m glad it worked for you 🙂 Many thanks for dropping by my blog.

    • Thanks for the kind words. I definitely love the experiences that come of it!
      Your blog is interesting aswell, opens up the mind to different travelling possibilities that I might have to make some day! Looking forward to your adventures!

  9. Hey, thanks for visiting my blog earlier. I look forward to seeing what you have to say in my blog feed. I think my limit to thrill-seeking is the little mine roller coaster at Disney. Reading about it…I can do that 🙂

  10. G’day Ed, Nice of you to ‘like’ my blog, thanks for that. FYI…I don’t really do a great deal of blogging, as you may have noticed. As a journalist I’m busy enough as it is! Read your About page and, as with the others who have replied to you, it’s a very open and honest account. I’m glad you’ve become a book reader as I think one of the greatest pleasures in life is to be able to curl up with a good book. If you need further inspiration I’m sure you’d find reading biographies of famous people to be very inspirational. It’s amazing when you think of almost household names and read about their lives in-depth how often they’ve had a lot to overcome.

    • I can see how certain biographies can be inspirational. Speaking of books, I haven’t had a chance to read anything worthy lately… any suggestions?:)

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