How far would you go to step out of your box?

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  1. Cheeky Chick profile image59
    Cheeky Chickposted 9 years ago

    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?

    XOXO
    Cheeky

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If that's what you thinks gets you "out of your box," you haven't gotten anywhere. You're just trying to convince yourself.

      1. Cheeky Chick profile image59
        Cheeky Chickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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"?

        Love,

        Cheeky

  2. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 9 years ago

    Lesbian hobo sex

    1. dave272727 profile image61
      dave272727posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thats funny !!!!

  3. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 9 years ago

    I'd rather build a good strong box and lock myself inside.  Personal growth is highly overrated! lol

    1. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
      Carmen Borthwickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. Jewels profile image85
        Jewelsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Not sure that bungy jumping is following sheep, but madness all the same! smile  Apparently these death defying feats can screw you up more than before you did it lol

        1. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
          Carmen Borthwickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, sheep are too smart to jump off a bridge... okay maybe not.

  4. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 9 years ago

    Live in my grandmother's basement

  5. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    What's a Box? hmm
    I've lived in left field all my life! smile

  6. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 9 years ago

    I'll let you know when I can figure out how to get out of this damn thing.

    1. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
      Carmen Borthwickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You want to borrow a crowbar? LOL

  7. thranax profile image47
    thranaxposted 9 years ago

    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.

    ~thranax~

    1. Jewels profile image85
      Jewelsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ?????Isn't that denial?  lol

  8. Miss Belgravia profile image73
    Miss Belgraviaposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
      Carmen Borthwickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Kudos to you girlfriend! I'm looking forward to selling it all and living on a sailboat.

      1. Miss Belgravia profile image73
        Miss Belgraviaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Lisa HW profile image65
          Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I like my box, and I like my stuff.  I let my mind out to wander on a regular basis.  In the meantime, I get to keep my stuff.  It works well for me.  lol

    2. Jewels profile image85
      Jewelsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good on you.  They say women are good at reinvention. (don't ask me who they is!)

      1. Miss Belgravia profile image73
        Miss Belgraviaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

    3. Cheeky Chick profile image59
      Cheeky Chickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  That's what I call LEAPING out of your box.  What an adventure!  Where did you move from and to?

      1. Miss Belgravia profile image73
        Miss Belgraviaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. profile image0
          Denno66posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I was going to put something here, but you definitely win. wink

  9. Jewels profile image85
    Jewelsposted 9 years ago

    Would would you do tk?

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing.

  10. Ivorwen profile image71
    Ivorwenposted 9 years ago

    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.

  11. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 9 years ago

    I have spent my life living and thinking outside the box...Getting into the box is the problem smile

  12. Brian Leighton profile image62
    Brian Leightonposted 9 years ago

    To the fridge for some milk.

  13. guidebaba profile image58
    guidebabaposted 9 years ago

    I would love to kiss a total stranger with Cheeky Chick

    1. Cheeky Chick profile image59
      Cheeky Chickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  14. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    I lost my Box ages ago !

    1. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol Are you sure you haven't been to San Francisco Tantrum? lol

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 9 years ago

    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...

    1. Cheeky Chick profile image59
      Cheeky Chickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      Love,

      Cheeky

  16. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 9 years ago

    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!

    1. Flightkeeper profile image70
      Flightkeeperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's great! 1.5 miles is long. Congratulations.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      oh congrats for you, it must be nice going out again, REALLY a big step....

    3. Cheeky Chick profile image59
      Cheeky Chickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      Love,

      Cheeky

  17. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    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.  smile

    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.

    1. Cheeky Chick profile image59
      Cheeky Chickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      XOXO

      Cheeky

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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. big_smile

  18. fishtiger58 profile image82
    fishtiger58posted 9 years ago

    There is something to be said about a comfortable rut.

    1. Cheeky Chick profile image59
      Cheeky Chickposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, different strokes for different folks.  Whatever makes you happy is a good thing.

  19. wavegirl22 profile image41
    wavegirl22posted 9 years ago

    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

  20. wrenfrost56 profile image78
    wrenfrost56posted 9 years ago

    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.

  21. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    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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