Daily Blog post 385
I have no idea what it feels like to be in a relationship
I also have no idea what skydiving is like
Or the feeling of winning the lottery
Or driving a car
Or breaking a bone
Or participate in a flash mob
But I know what it feels like to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people. I also know what it feels like to mess up in front of hundreds of people.
I have felt the sting of rejection
I can do a one-handed push-up and one-foot squat
I have felt the tranquility of being on the Great Wall of China
I’ve hated my body and subsequently learned to love it
I’ve done a lot of living but in hindsight, I also have a lot more that I have yet to do. Maybe all of those things will happen in the future, or maybe not.
But I think the most important thing I need to realize is that I’ll never be able to cross off all these bucket list items if I never take the first step.
As a basketball player, I know it just as well as anyone else: you never know unless you take the shot. If I never take a chance in the first place.
So here’s to taking chances. Here’s to jumping out of an airplane one day, to getting rejected and to getting accepted. Here is to a life full of taking chances.
P.S. Don’t tell my mother I want to skydive…