This challenge comes from a small writing group. We have a large series of random questions that we answer ans share. The goal is to answer at least one per week.
(My personal goal in addition to this is to try and complete one each week for one year.)
What do you do for an adrenaline rush?
My first thought is, I am old, I don’t do adrenaline, so I begin with my research, maybe I do this in another way. Right now with the Covid 19 lock down all over the world I think most about getting back to travel and think maybe that is my adrenaline rush. It could be.
What I learned about adrenaline in a nutshell. It can, decrease the ability to feel pain, increase your strength temporarily and sharpen your mental focus which will allow you to think quickly and form a clear plan of escape. Not much chance of that, this pandemic has hit all regions of the world. (Sad face here.)
Some adrenaline rush activities to do, commit to achieving a lingering goal by a deadline like hitting a target weight or stop smoking or write a short article once a week for a year. Bingo. I had no idea you are my adrenaline rush.
Some other things that are considered an adrenaline rush are not life threatening like being first on the dance floor. Make a speech in a public forum where you don’t know your audience, sing karaoke at the top of your lungs, watching a horror movie, bungee jumping or sign up for surfing lessons.
I think today’s lesson is that I am an adrenaline junkie and never knew it. Yes, on occasion I have done public speaking where I knew no one in the room, far too many times I was the first one on the dance floor with my white girl dancing. I did indoor sky diving and zip lining and loved every minute of both. I have also moved to new places with no safety net and not really an overall plan. Not a big fan of horror movies and have always proclaimed that I never could be drunk enough to do karaoke singing. So while I have not been in a lot of life threatening situations I do enjoy my short bits of travel, I can hardly wait to get on an airplane again going to a new city or country. My heart rate it increasing just thinking about it.