I mentioned on Facebook that I have a deep love for Henry Rollins after seeing him do spoken word a few years ago. I hold this man to the highest level of respect and find him so incredibly inspiring.
It's a funny thing to be an adult and still think that there are so many things that you can't do. That you can't travel because you have no money, that you can't learn something new because you have no time, that you can't do a certain sport because you are out of shape. As a child you believe you can do anything and be anything you want to be, but somewhere along the line, we lose that. Why? Why do we automatically start to think there are things we can't do?
I think one thing that I've been realizing over the past few months is that there are so many fucking things I am capable of that before I did them, I told myself I couldn't do. I can change my mind about having a baby. I can climb to the top of a tree in the freezing woods and walk between them on a tightrope. I can ski down a snowy mountain top. I can travel to cities I've never been to. I can ride my bike miles and miles past the point I thought I'd have quit. I can have a conversation with someone I don't know and make a connection. I can rock climb. I can read page after page afar page after PAGE and still have the brain power to function. I can forgive people who have hurt me.
I am capable of doing so much more then I've ever imagined and now that I am realizing that, it's like the entire world it opening up to me. I'm no longer laughing at myself when a little idea pops into my mind about something I want to try and "can't do", and instead am thinking, "Hmm, how can I make that happen?"
Next time you think of something silly you want to try that you think you can't do, find a way to do it. From there, a snowball effect will happen and you'll just continue to fill your life with exciting adventures.
So how can you make your ideas happen and do the things you want to do? What do you want to do?