Sunday, April 22, 2012

Adventure me

Sometimes you have a day that makes you feel alive again.  One of those days that reminds you that you are not just a Mum, not just a Carer....that you are in fact, yourself.  An individual.  A person that has always loved adventure.  I had almost forgotten.

When I was in Year 12 I went on a tall ship waaaaay off the coast of Bundaberg where land couldn't be seen.  I spent the day jumping off the front of an enormous tall ship, landing in the freezing cold and extremely deep open ocean and then quickly grasping for a thick rope before the ship sailed on by me.  It was exhilarating!

For around 3 or 4 years during university, I was part of the Sea Turtle Research team at Mon Repo and I spent 2 weeks over Christmas walking around and around a teeny tiny Wreck Island, tagging sea turtles.

I spent 2 years trapping and researching Playtpus on the Gold Coast and doing LOTS of camping.

When Steven and I were married we went to Hawaii for our Honeymoon and spent 2 weeks Boogie Boarding at Bonsai Pipeline, walking over to volcanoes, climbing waterfalls and trekking alongside 300m drop offs, and exploring lava tubes.

I've been snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, snowboarding at Thredbo.......

This is who I am!  This fun and adventurous person.  It's sometimes difficult to remember that.

Today we spent the day Abseiling and Caving in Bungonia National Park!!!  I'M BACK BABY!!!  It was such a fabulous and exciting day with a great bunch of friends.  I was relaxed and happy and having fun.....I WASN'T worrying about work, about whether that person had emailed the information yet, packing for Bali, cleaning the house, cooking next week's snack foods and meals....BLAH BLAH BLAH.  Don't get me wrong....I do all of those things because I choose to.  But all work and no play makes Lissy VERY uptight and lost.  Today was fabulous and Steven and I have both agreed that we want to go again....on a much BIGGER cliff!!  Maybe Canyoning could be on the cards too.... :)


S said...

Hey babe you are one yummy mummy!

Melissa Luxmoore said...

Awww thanks Shan! You should have seen all the little kids going over the cliff!! The youngest was 4!

Anonymous said...

Remember Lis you need to take some of your own advice!! What would you tell a client who spent all there time looking after and doing everything else??? Have some time for yourself and do something you love!! Looks like you had a ball Lyds