What gets you out of your box?
Riding a zip line through the high canopy of a rain forest?
Dressing up like Madonna and writhing around on stage while singing "Like a Virgin" to 2,000 people while vacationing on a cruise ship?
Having an authentic experience on a small Mexican island by renting a house there and doing as the locals do even if it means there will be cockroaches in the shower, and periods of no running water?
Taking a snow boarding lesson?
Dancing with a cross dresser at a gay bar?
Kissing a total stranger, passionately?
Taking a spontaneous trip to somewhere you've never been?
I have done all of the above, but I want to know how far YOU would go to leave your comfort zone and experience the thrills of life.
Would you run naked through a crowd?
Would you go to Africa alone?
Would you swim with sharks?
Jump out of a plane?
Wax every hair off your entire body?
Tell me, how far would you go?
If that's what you thinks gets you "out of your box," you haven't gotten anywhere. You're just trying to convince yourself.
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"?
I'd rather build a good strong box and lock myself inside. Personal growth is highly overrated!
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?
Not sure that bungy jumping is following sheep, but madness all the same! Apparently these death defying feats can screw you up more than before you did it
Yeah, sheep are too smart to jump off a bridge... okay maybe not.
Live in my grandmother's basement
What's a Box?
I've lived in left field all my life!
I'll let you know when I can figure out how to get out of this damn thing.
For me to go outside of my Box, I would just have to do everything I wanted to do inside the Box I was already in, to make the box appear to be everything it currently isn't.
How about selling everything you own, and moving to another country, 5,000 miles away, and starting your life all over? At the age of 52? And I'd do it all over again.
Kudos to you girlfriend! I'm looking forward to selling it all and living on a sailboat.
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.
Good on you. They say women are good at reinvention. (don't ask me who they is!)
I've been on a 10-year reinvention cycle through my whole life. Secretary, bartender, paralegal, lawyer, writer -- I don't know what's next, but I'm ready for any new adventure.
Wow! That's what I call LEAPING out of your box. What an adventure! Where did you move from and to?
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 have spent my life living and thinking outside the box...Getting into the box is the problem
To the fridge for some milk.
That was back in my carefree college days. The kiss was exhilerating, but things were awkward every time we would run into each other at the campus exercise facility. Still, I have no regrets.
Are you sure you haven't been to San Francisco Tantrum?
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...
It's so fun to broaden your horizons, isn't it, prettydarkhorse? You have definitely pushed your boundaries, and it seems to be working for you.
You go girl!
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!
Wow, that's great! 1.5 miles is long. Congratulations.
oh congrats for you, it must be nice going out again, REALLY a big step....
Wow! That is huge, considering your circumstances. That took a lot of courage, so I applaud you! Do you think your trip to the store has changed you?
Keep us posted on the potential move to Vermont.
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.
Amen! I'm with you, RebekahElle. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could be more tolerant?
Your trip to Paris sounds like such a fun adventure! Will you be writing a hub about it? I'd love to read about it.
thanks cheeky, yes, I have written a few hubs and will be writing more about my adventures in Paris. come on by, I think you'll enjoy them.
There is something to be said about a comfortable rut.
Hey, different strokes for different folks. Whatever makes you happy is a good thing.
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
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 once got on a plane to Lisbon and decided not to take the return journey.
It's certainly given me some very Interesting Times.
I think that qualifies as 'out of your box' *unsure what it really means*.
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