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I always have thought that when things seem to be going amazingly well, then it is perfectly logical to expect some kind of disappointment or upset in the near future. Knowing this, I occasionally allow myself to go to this place. I think the less than ideal outcomes bring balance in to my life, make me learn, and see things for what they really are. It's easy to see life always as positive, and it is a great way to live. You can't really get a feel for the good though, if you never tumble sometimes, and have a reality check. I think the key to this being OK, is to always be prepared and allow for it.

A stupid man doesn't learn from the past, but a smart man doesn't dwell on the past either.

Today (and I have no idea why not before) I realised that I counter situations of vulnerability or stress in work or life, with the exact opposite. By opposite I refer to fun & adrenalin etc.
In order to do this, I take up another extreme sport/activity. I'm surprised I hadn't put this together before now, shame on me! (but credit to me for realising it now) :)
It's great (and fun) to work out other people. I spend a lot of time doing that, but I always appreciate the things and especially the people that help me work out myself so much more.
SCUBA, Skydiving, Flying & Climbing have all been triggered from events just before I took up those activities. This isn't to say that I wouldn't have done them anyway at all. The fact that I went from considering and not doing, to impulsive & immediate take-up, is what i've noticed specifically.
Really this isn't just a Darryl thing on every level. People need things to happen to them, to make them reassess and value what life is about, and more to the point, make them want to live, not just be alive. More some people than others though, that's for sure.

Personally I try to appreciate all the great things as they are, for what they are, & for as long as they last (however long or short a time that may be).

I see myself as the most active, high energy/intensity, but lazy person I know. I do need a motivational shock now and then.

This week, having had such, i'm super excited about taking up a new sport VERY soon! :D

Inevitably, more awesome memories, adventures (and of course photo's and stories) to follow...

One day I might even identify the reasons behind each activity I mentioned above (and how wrong I can be about things sometimes) ;)


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