It was early one morning that I was sitting down and thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. I found myself tucking into a bowl of cereal, as I do every morning, and then for some reason scrolling through the Slow Cookers Heaven website when in reality I know that I don’t even want a slow cooker. Life wasn’t exactly thrilling at this point. This was the exact moment I decided to do something about this level of boring monotony. I sat my spoon down, closed the tab for the slow cooker site and got up everyone’s favourite search engine Google. I had already decided in my head what I would be looking up once the page loaded. I needed more adventure in my life so I searched for two things. The first was a search for any activities around where I live and the second was tips and tricks for wanting to travel for an extended period of time. One was a short term goal and one a longer term one, but both seemed attainable in my head.

When I searched for activities to do in my local area I was met with an abundance of good ideas which would keep me busy for months if I so chose! I could do almost anything my heart desired and it was worrying that it had taken me so long to realise this fact. There are millions of things I have never tried before and here are just some of them to share the inspiration I got with you. I could go: white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, go karting, indoor skiing, ice skating, start playing five a side football, take up an art class, volunteer with animals at the zoo, or even go into space (well on a simulator anyway.) Basically, if you looked hard enough there wasn’t one thing I couldn’t do. I needed to strap myself up and venture out to try some new things. I think I am going to start with the rock climbing and indoor skiing!

As for the travelling element I have always had in my mind that one day I want to venture over to the Far East and experience Asia and all it has to offer. There are so many countries that have such a rich history that it would take years to experience each one in enough detail to satisfy my curiosity. Then again, I still have (hopefully) years in front of me so why should I not do it? Getting over there in the first place would be the biggest issue as flights can be slightly expensive but once I bit the bullet and did it there would be a whole other world for me to explore. You have the huge mass of China with thousands of years of history just waiting to be discovered, Japan with its high tech cities and gadgets and then India with its complex and diverse history just waiting to be explored. These are the larger of the countries over in Asia but even without these there is still a lot to explore. You can visit Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma and Singapore without much fuss as they are all immediate neighbours and the internal flights once over there are relatively cheap. As a history buff this side of the world appeals to me greatly because the region as a whole has such a diverse past that I would find something new and exciting around every corner.  From a couple of plane rides and a lot of planning I can get a lifetime of memories, so why would I not want to go?

All it took to get me inspired was a quick google of “what to do.” Those search results won’t take me all the way there but they have set the wheels in motion for a life to include more adventure. I know that there is a lot out there I have yet to see and do and after seeing pictures of others having the time of their lives I want to get out there and do it now. There is absolutely no reason as to why you can’t as well, so hopefully I will see you out there!