Have you ever taken a walk on the wild side? What was it like? This challenge series stems from a small group who are sharing their response to a large series of questions, with the aim of tying to complete at least one challenge per week.
My wild side.
I am not sure I even know what the “wild” side is. I am a firm believer that it is different for everyone. Some of the things I consider normal others tell me they are wild. This is like living my life on a daily basis, something or someone is always wild.
I never thought it was unusual to go to a movie by myself, or to dinner alone or to another country. Probably one of my best trips, very spur of the moment, a friend talked me into going to Guatemala for a day. No planning, no suitcase and no one going with me. A quick trip to the ATM for a little cash. Go to the hotel the flight crew is staying in since they had been there before. In the morning finding a market to buy something to wear that day. Back at the hotel checking in with the front desk about a quick tour of the town. It was just after a volcano had erupted and there was ash everywhere, but a beautiful country and truly a fun trip. That was my first international, by myself, but I have done it since then and certainly will do it again.
Is it wild to move to another city where I knew no one, three times so far has proven to be a good thing for me. I had visited the cities at least once before the move. This has taught me a resilience I was not aware that I had. It has shown me ways to reach out to people and create a new tribe and follow new paths.
There are a ton of crafts that I have taught myself, mostly trial and error. Nothing like looking online for directions at some point, so you jump in and try. I have no idea how many things I was able to pick up by myself. Some are things that I have gone on to teach to others. Wild or not.
About the only things I truly think are “wild” are things in nature. I am always off to my next adventure.
What do you think is wild?