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?