I’m really not the adventurous type

“I’m really not the adventurous type. I think I’m intellectually adventurous. I’m adventurous in my musical taste, in my artistic taste. I’m not a physically adventurous person. I’m not a risk taker when it comes to the outside world.

I’m not the kind of person who loves parties, or mountain climbing, or hiking or “let’s go camping” or “let’s have an adventure.” But, I love a good movie, or really great writing, or music, concerts. That’s where I really live. That’s what I consider to be my home.”

– Terry Gross, interviewed by Marc Maron at the BAM Opera House in Brooklyn on May 6, 2015.

I heard this the other day while wearing headphones and walking to a job I had only recently given notice to. I couldn’t help but laugh. Terry Gross was saying exactly what I felt. How did I get here? Definitely not what I imagined for my future. I pictured two Samoyeds, a house somewhere surrounded by redwoods, and that was it. That was my definition of a happy life.

Sailing is Scott’s idea. He’s been trying to get me to come around to sailing since we first met, about three years ago. I never sailed until we met. It’s not something that I ever thought of. Ever. I couldn’t come up with a reason to say no, even though sailing is outside of my comfort zone. Honestly, it felt like something I should do because it’s outside info herpes of my comfort zone.

I’m setting aside clothes and shoes that I haven’t worn in three years in a bag marked for Goodwill and thinking about what’s going on the boat and what’s getting donated. We’ve started a blog. Things are moving along.

I’m not a physically adventurous person. I’m not a risk taker when it comes to the outside world. 

Yet, here I am, doing something I never thought I would do. Kind of crazy to think about it!

 – Viviane.