I have the time, and the opportunity, and even a little money, so decided to plan a trip to Sin City to see what's changed since the last time I've been there, which was 6 years ago. Of course at the time, I worked for an airline, and got first class both ways, which was fun. Almost had the whole place to myself *g*
I'm not a gambler, might play the slots, but there's so much to do in Vegas, from the shows, to the various hotels and shopping, to Hoover Dam. There are helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon and the Richard Petty Driving School. It's about living.
Now, I'm also nervous about going, because I have this fear of flying, as I discuss briefly in one of my first ever posts. See, I've flown many, many times, even internationally, so you'd think I'd be so over it. But nah, the old imagination goes crazy and sends these hideous thoughts through my brain. It's the take-offs that get to me; the rest is fine. Even turbulence doesn't bother me so much. But the beginning part turns me into a nervous wreck.
But I decided that if I want to see the world and experience some adventure, I needed to try to conquer the fear, or at least face it. I'm not a huge reader of self-help books, but I do enjoy reading them every once in a great while. One that really affected me is Phil Keoghan's "N.O.W. : No Opportunity Wasted". There's even going to be a t.v. show about it. I like it because it's not about changing the world or doing something extraordinary, but it's about challenging yourself and trying to things that you've always wanted to do, even if they don't seem all that impressive. The point is that they are important to YOU. It's a lot like that list that's floating around in blogland of about 150 or so things people have done and/or wish to do, I'm just too lazy to post that one.
Some of the things on my list include:
- Swim with dolphins
- Go skydiving
- Drive a race car
- Pet a tiger
- Visit the pyramids
- Donate bone marrow
- Volunteer more, like with Habitat for Humanity
- Visit Prince Edward Island, and see Green Gables
What's on your list?
Have you made any of your dreams come true?