I know, I know Blog Every Day in May has turned into Blog Every Week in May (if you're lucky) but I'm going to try and make a little more of an effort for these last 10 days!
Today's suggested prompt is "Being Adventurous". I am an Accountant, being adventurous is not high on the required traits of an accountant - well not a legitimate one anyway.
My adventurous teenage experimental phase consisted of taking a paracetamol with a can of coke because my friend said it would make you drunk - it didn't. The idea of a travelling gap year filled me with fear and I headed straight to the only Church of England university in the UK (I found this out once I got there).
When Sion did his charity skydive I was more than happy to be the ground support crew and you will never get me jumping off a bridge in Australia with a giant elastic band tied to my ankles.
Yet I found myself agreeing to leave Cornwall and move to Hampshire into a house I had viewed on a website, with a guy who turned out to be a bit of a dick. I could have justifiably moved back to Cornwall - but I stayed, made new friends, found a new house and found a much better boy to love.
I found myself booking a trek to Peru one Boxing Day in memory of my Dad. The only thing standing in my way was two dodgy knees, the ability to walk for 8 hours in one day and £2500 of sponsorship - but I raised money, my fitness and smiles during time of pain.
I found myself saying no to long hours, increased stress, a secure but draining job and resigned at the height of the recession - but I found a better job that gave me back my weekends, evening and full night's sleep.
I found myself scared, disappointed and damaged after suffering a miscarriage with a wait for a scan to find out the probability of a future successful pregnancy - but the scan was done, we've put the fear behind us and we're going to let nature take it's course for hopefully the biggest adventure of our lives.
So yeah - no parachuting, jungle trek fighting with tigers for me...but do I think I'm adventurous? Damn right I am!