All my life I have been average. Hieght, weight, grades... I'd rather be amazing, but how can average ever be amazing?
For 26 years I have been average. I’m not tall but I’m not short. Im not skinny, but I’m not fat. I got B grades at school, never made team captain, but usually made the team. I wasn't popular, but I easily made new friends.
I am however good at dreaming. At one time I wanted to be an olympic sailor, play Badminton for England, and get an A* in Art. None of these I’d actually achieve, but it made me happy to believe I could. Even today I still have that same drive, that small flicker of hope, that one day I might be the best at something. So hear I am, wondering how average can one day be amazing?
Expeditions are my passion, adventure is what drives me, and those two things, I think are amazing! I find myself wanting to go further, higher, bigger and better. Climb taller mountains, and ski steeper faces. Kayak bigger seas, in more remote places. Live for longer self supported, maybe even do it solo.
I want to try and test myself, find my limits. I have no doubt that I have not yet reached my potential, but all the more reason to keep pushing forwards. What I need to remember is that If I always compare myself to others, I will never feel amazing.
Kayaking maybe my strongest skill, yet I don't kayak the fastest, nor the furthest, and I’m defiantly not the strongest, or most skilled paddler. I’d certainly describe myself as an average kayaker. But when I’m out there, having my own adventure, that I dreamt up and actually made happen, I feel amazing!
IT feels amazing!
So there it is….. I have decided that Average, CAN be Amazing. Don't measure it, don't compare it, feel it.
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