10 Things to Try in Life
You only live once, depending on who you ask. If you’re one of those people who has spent your whole life playing it safe and you’re looking to finally branch out, we have a few ideas for things which we believe everyone should try before they die. If you can’t do any of the things listed in this article, you can at least get a little bit of an adrenaline rush by placing a bet on a game.
If you feel like getting in touch with your adventurous side, what better way to do that than skydiving! Many people think that skydiving is dangerous. That is understandable. You are literally jumping out of a plane and hurtling toward the ground at neck breaking speed! However, you may be surprised to know that the odds of being killed in a skydiving accident are significantly lower than the odds of being seriously hurt when you get behind the wheel of the car.
All in all, it is a safe activity which is sure to provide adrenaline pumping activity you will remember for the rest of your life.
Travel the World
It is a big world out there, and as the saying goes, it’s your oyster! Try a glass of champagne in its namesake region in the South of France, or have some authentic al dente pasta in some cozy little ristorante somewhere in Rome. Traveling allows you to experience new cuisines and new cultures, as well as meet plenty of interesting people who you would never have otherwise had the chance to interact with.
Broaden your horizons and book that vacation abroad, it is something everyone should do before they die.
Learn a New Language
Speaking of broadening your horizons, another great way to do that is by learning a new language. Unfortunately, America has one of the lowest rates of multilingual citizens of any country in the developed world, particularly when compared with Europe, where in many countries, speaking two or more languages is the norm, such as Germany, Sweden, Denmark and others.
Run a Marathon
I know, I know, this one doesn’t exactly sound fun for most of us, but the health benefits of running a marathon are immense, as is the sense of accomplishment we get from completing such a task. If you’re making excuses for yourself, like how you’re too old to get into running, you can save it. The oldest marathon runner is 110-year-old Rauja Singh who at the age of 92, completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in an amazing 5 hours and 40 minutes in 2003.
Singh kept running until turning 108, so if he can do it, there is certainly hope for the rest of us.
Start a Business
This one is not for the faint of heart. Starting a business is a big commitment which many people have likened to being in a marriage. That notwithstanding, there is evidence which strongly suggests that the itch to start a business may be more than just happenstance, it could actually be in your blood.
While you should have a clear strategy and business plan in place before venturing down that road, if starting a business is a dream of yours, you shouldn’t ignore this desire. After all, you only live once!
Change Your Career Path
This one follows on from starting a new business. Many people feel dissatisfied with what they do for a living, feeling as though they’re caught up in the daily grind. If the rat race is getting old and you’re ready to try something new, remember that it is never too late to find a job that you are actually passionate about.
That being said, you want to make sure it is a job you are qualified to do. Which brings us to the next item on our list.
Go Back to School
Many people are beginning to understand a fatal flaw in our education system: requiring 18-year-olds to make the decisions which will form the trajectory of the rest of their lives. Did you choose accounting as a freshman but decided 10 years into your career that you hate math? There is still time to go back and pursue that English lit major your parents discouraged you from selecting.
Life should be one long learning opportunity, even if you don’t end up swapping careers, continuing your education will never be something you regret!
Fall in Love
While it is true that these things can’t be planned, you can help things along by making time for a romantic life. Many people get so caught up with work and friends, that they forget to set aside time for a relationship. Despite this, falling in love is one of the most, if not the most, powerful experience you can have in your lifetime.
Putting yourself out there doesn’t guarantee you will find the right person, but it does make it a lot more likely than if you don’t.
Visit Las Vegas
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, which is why it is the perfect place to cut loose! Whether you go for the decadent hotels, the food buffets, the shows,or some good old-fashioned gambling, you are sure to have a blast in the city that is referred to as the Entertainment Capital of the World!
Though you’ll never be alone for long in Vegas, it is a city that is best enjoyed with friends. So, round up a few of your closest pals and make a weekend of it! It’s sure to be the trip of a lifetime.
Play a High Stakes Poker Game
On the subject of Vegas, you haven’t truly lived until you’ve felt the thrill of placing bets at a high stakes poker game. Despite requiring a bit of skill, as well as a decent poker, whether you’re an expert or a newbie, poker is an unpredictable game and anyone can win. If you’re uncomfortable betting real money right away, particularly a significant amount, be sure to play a few rounds with friends first to get the hang of it!