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I often hear people comment about how adventurous my life is. I’m always traveling and doing this and working on that. Even my closest friends have a hard time knowing where I am or what I’m doing as of late. I definitely agree that my life is not the norm. Being the wife of a professional baseball player and having my own career means that there is never a dull moment. I’m often asked how I live such an adventurous life.
The truth is it’s easy to get complacent with life especially when you’ve already got something good going. Which is why I was super inspired when I heard Diet Coke® – the king of the cola world – was launching a brand new, sleek look and rolling out 4 new fun and original flavors.
Diet Coke® has had the same crisp, iconic taste 1982, and is literally the only soda I even care to drink. It’s refreshing, carbonated perfection in a can and even though they’re loved around the globe, they’re still finding ways to be adventurous in everything they do. If that doesn’t inspire you I don’t know what will!
Feisty Cherry is my favorite flavor followed closely by Ginger Lime, but Twisted Mango, and Zesty Blood Orange are not to be missed either! Really they’re all great, and they’re available in 8-packs and single cans. I definitely recommend the single cans, because it is super easy and affable to try every flavor. Trust me – you’re going to want to try every flavor! I found mine in the soda aisle at my local Publix, but they are also available at your local Florida retailer!
Through March & April with this Ibotta offer you can earn $1.25 with the purchase of 1 Diet Coke 8-pack, 12 oz. cans (any variety), along with any brand of avocados (any variety, any size). Both products must be purchased on the same receipt to receive credit for this rebate.
7 Tips for Living a More Adventurous Life
Say Yes More Often
The first and easiest step to living a more adventurous life is by committing to saying “yes” more often. This can be hard at first, especially if you tend to say “no” right away. Saying “yes” often can (and usually does) lead to the opening of more doors. Some of those doors will be amazing opportunities, some of those doors will be lessons along the way. In any case, saying “yes” more often is the easiest way to super charge your life with adventure.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
A few years back I went to job fair conference. The President of organization that hosted the conference spoke and then opened up the floor for a question and answer segment. Someone in the front row asked him what his advice was for being successful in this career field. His answer is something I’ll never forget: “get comfortable, being uncomfortable”.
Being comfortable is great (and something we all naturally crave), but it hardly allows space to grow and change as a person. A week ago I committed to going to a networking event where I knew absolutely no one. I knew I would feel slightly uncomfortable being there alone. I nearly backed out about 5 times, but in the end I bit the bullet and went by myself. I ended up meeting some great, motivated, driven women. I am so glad I convinced myself to stretch my comfort zone.
Break your Routine
I have such a love/hate relationship with routine. On one hand it gives me comfort and stability, on the other hand, it can bore me and make me feel like I’m spinning my wheels. If making a big change to your routine is a little scary for you, start with something small. Maybe it means taking a different route to work, or changing up your usual coffee order. Even a small break from your typical routine can feel like you’re adding some adventure to your day.
Learn Something New
Learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom, and it definitely doesn’t end after high school or college. Take the time to find ways to keep learning. Whether it’s learning new skills at your job, taking on an interesting new hobby, or taking a fun online class. This is good for expanding your mind, but also for learning new things about yourself. You may even uncover talents, or interests you didn’t know you had.
Be OK with Being Bad at Something
Sometimes it’s hard to push ourselves to pursue something we know we’re bad at. I am 100% guilty of this. My husband loves to rollerblade. This spring while he was buying himself new blades he encouraged me to get a pair too. My first thought was no way! While I am athletic, the last time I was on roller blades was probably when I was 12, and I knew I’d be bad at it for a while before I got the hang of it again. Well I finally caved and got my own set of rollerblades, and guess what?! I was really bad just as I had suspected I would be.
After our first time blading together I was sure this was not going to be for me, but I kept blading a little bit everyday. I was bad for a solid 2 weeks, and allowing myself to do something I’m bad at was soooo hard for me. Now two months later, I am actually getting decent at roller blading and I love that it’s something my husband and I can do together.
Curiosity is one of the biggest keys to adventure! A lot of the most adventurous people I know chalk it up to their constant curiosity. They’re curious about new places, people, foods, sounds, and experiences. Instead of accepting things just as they are, practice questioning why they are the way they are. Seek to understand and experience things first hand.
Spontaneous people are my absolute favorite people! Planning is great and all, but it often sets us up for unrealistic expectations. The best thing about spontaneity is that it comes with zero expectations. It’s driving across the city at 2am because you had a huge craving for a milkshake. It’s booking a last minute trip to NYC because you found tickets for an amazing price. Being spontaneous gives you that little rush of excitement, even over the smallest things. AND it usually makes for some fun stories. 🙂