I believe anything that makes you uncomfortable, challenges you, is out of your norm, is outside the box. Everyone's box is different, so you can't say I haven't gone outside my box unless you are familiar with the box I've been in.
Now you've got me curious, how would you define "outside the box"?
Haha, I love your attitude and I agree with you. Why should a person have to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, or off a very high bridge with an elaborate elastic band around their ankles to prove to whomever that they are expressing 'personal growth'. Are they growing or following like sheep?
One of my friends did that about 10 years ago, and inspired me to take a chance. She's now a lighthouse keeper on the Texas coast, and having the time of her life. Just do it! Speaking from experience, you won't miss any of your stuff, and will feel such a sense of freedom. And don't listen to all those people who tell you to stop being crazy and "take some Valium and get over it." That is an actual quote from one of my "friends." Create the life you want now -- you won't regret it.
I moved from Fort Worth, Texas to London. Spent two years there working as a bartender, nanny, and writer. I'm back in Texas now, practicing law again, and getting my visa sorted out so I can move back to London permanently. I just wish I had done this years ago, instead of plodding along the expected path. I know many people need the security and certainty of their box, and that's great for them. But it isn't for me, and I'm just sorry it took so long for me to figure that out.
Life is a very full adventure. I don't know that it is boxed in, except by the boundaries I have chosen to live in. I am happy with these boundaries, they remind me of the yellow lines down the middle of the road in the purposes they serve.
I sang in karaoke bars with lots of audience, I always do that now, before cant even sing infront of mirror in the bathroom, but once I did that, cant stop, when I sing, it is for myself, and I dont mind the audience anymore..
I asked a man in the crowd some foolish question in order to get his attention.....and then I asked his permission to kiss him on the cheek, he was so embarassed lol, red cheeks, never thought a man can have red cheeks.....
I asked a man to date me, but didnt materialize because I learnt he is married
it is a good feel when you do something which you really want to do but the mores and expectation wouldnt let you...
This isn't nearly as daring as you all have written, for me, a huge step. I am/was/recovering agoraphobic (afraid to leave home because of panic attacks), yesterday I drove to the corner store, about 1.5 miles away by myself, for the first time in 1 1/2 years - It was freeing!!!
If my hubby lands a job in Vermont, that will be a big step out of my box!
the box doesn't have to be any momentous adventure, it can be as freeing as changing a thought, attempting to understand something you don't agree with (because of lack of knowledge), doing anything out of routine.
I would be thrilled to see more people tolerant of others.
for my adventure? I flew to Paris alone to visit a friend and spend time in France. I was very AWARE we were flying over an ocean!!!! and I made it!! and it was a life changer.
Cheeky, oh how you crack me up . . . but I have to say on this one you have me stumped!!!! I cant come up with one word let alone a whole line. . I will definitely thinking about this one until I do come up with something . . till then .. thanks for the giggle of the day ;D xoxoxox
I like to challenge myself and try new things, last night I went to the remains of a local church, at night, in the dark. I was really scared but it was so much fun and it gave me a whole new perspective on the place.
I'm so close to a payout, finally - after almost 2 years. I realize I haven't had one sooner becuz I haven't done all of the things that earn us money here on HP. I started out not caring if I made money, I...