Do you consider yourself an introvert, an extrovert or an ambivert somewhere in between? I consider myself an introvert for the following reasons:
- Being in large crowds drains me of energy and I need alone, quiet time to recharge.
- I prefer to spend time with small groups of close friends and family rather than larger groups that include acquaintances and strangers.
I also love adventure and enjoy doing fun and daring things (with the people I love)! Lately, people who are getting to know me continue to be surprised by my adventurous spirit. I think that people mistakenly associate introvertedness with boring. I am here to dispel that myth and encourage us all to get to know one another as individuals instead of stereotypes.
In the last few decades I have found adventure in the following experiences:
- Hot air balloon ride
- African safari up close and personal with wild animals
- Cage diving with a 15 foot great white shark
- Tattoo art
- Throwing axes with my work friends (see picture below!)
- Sky diving
- Writing a book
- Giving a commencement speech
- Studying abroad in Spain
- Traveling to cities, states, and countries around the world
- Reading about adventures I haven’t experience in person… yet!
I am proud of my adventurous spirit. I seek out friends and family who enjoy these experiences with me. I believe I have done more than extroverts out there in the world. But because I’m an introvert, I am not shouting about these experiences from every rooftop or in every conversation. You have to get to know me, or read this blog since this is how I reflect and share, to learn about my adventures. But they are there. Why do you think I named my book The Coach ADVenture?!
What has been your favorite life adventure so far?
What is still on your life bucket list?
Love the ax throwing photo!
Andrée Grey, Ed.D.
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