I just realized I am very vanilla and super cautious. OK, OK, I didn’t just realize it, but the thought actually stung a little. Have I ever done anything on impulse? Have I ever just jumped in with both feet without thinking? Spontaneity? Recklessness? Hmmmm. No not really. Don’t get me wrong I have acted silly on occasion but now without a certain safety in knowing I wasn’t making a complete fool of myself alone OR that my dignity would still be in tact when I was done.
When acting on impulse your dignity or safety may not be the only things on the line. Your livelihood, love life, family happiness, friendships and a whole host of other things could be affected without us realizing it. I know it’s not fun to think of every possible consequence all the time, but that’s how my brain works. BUT that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about just. . . letting. . . go.
I’ve thought very seriously about falling off the map. Disappearing. Ever have one of those epochs in your life where you just want to erase it all, grab your family and go someplace where absolutely no one knows you and start over. Forget hurricanes, forget big scary bugs, forget stupid jerks that are making your life miserable. Just go to some remote island and live in a shack. Grow your own food. Maybe teach English to the natives as a source of income. Become a fisherman. Swim with the dolphins. Just be.
If I were going to “go crazy” that’s where you’d find me. . . or not.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done or thought of doing?