Over the years I have developed a list of things I want to try and accomplish at some time in my life. As I have gotten older I have had crazy ideas; the kind of ideas that most people would laugh about, shake off and forget. Instead of simply forgetting some of these pursuits I have decided to commit to attempting them.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Learn to surf
-Living in Maine does not afford me the opportunity to surf. Surfing in Maine is hardly “real” surfing so I have always avoided the opportunity to try it. I hope to someday visit some warmer coast and learn.
Play Jai Alai
-Ok. So what is Jai Alai, you might ask? Jai Alai is a traditional Basque sport in which one attempts to sling and catch a ball that is traveling at over 100mph. Sounds dangerous? Sounds fun to me.
Run the “Tough Mudder” race
-The Tough Mudder is an extreme endurance race which benefits the Wounded Warriors Project. The race is 10-12 miles long and involves feats such as scaling walls, running through live wires, and running through fire.
Compete in an amateur boxing match.
-I spent most of my life being involved in martial arts and mixed martial arts. I have always wanted to box. However, my town did not have a boxing gym. I would like to compete in an amateur boxing match before I become too old to do so.
Learn to scuba dive
-I have wanted to learn to scuba dive since I was 6 and my uncle recounted stories of scuba diving in Hawaii.
I hope to run in the Tough Mudder before I graduate from Colby. As for the rest of the bucket list? If the opportunity presents itself and I am healthy enough to accomplish the activity, I will.