A couple asked me on the bus ride back from Adam’s Peak; if I would have known how challenging the transportation was going to be and if I knew how challenging the trek was going to be, would I have done it?
The answer is a definite no. If I would have read any blog or guidebook that explained how much that entire journey was going to kick my ass, I would have for sure skipped it. BUT I am so happy I did it. The views were worth it. And It shook me up and challenged me in ways I had not experienced before.
In the age of information so much of our lives and our decisions are based on google ratings, online recommendations, number of check-ins to some place, etc. Everyone is guilty of using all of these things to plan and shape their decisions. As much as this can be helpful, it can be a hinderance. We become too comfortable navigating our lives in the safe waters of other’s recommendations and guides.
I am a planner and researcher but I like to leave space in my life for diving into new places, events, experiences. Adam’s Peak was something I did with spontaneity. I literally just decided I was going to figure out how to show up at a mountain, and then I was going to climb in on my own. I didn’t really research it or ask for help. I didn’t even think twice about it. I just had curiosity and spark to do it.
I encourage everyone to follow a curiosity and create space for more spontaneity in their lives. I find it really beautiful to lean into the unknown, to throw yourself in sink or swim situations. You may get your ass kicked but what is the excitement in always playing it safe. The rewards you will receive are in the ways you’re going to grow, learn, and feel in ways you’d never knew possible.