Once upon a time, when I was just a wee little child of seven, I was on a boat.
“What kind of boat? Why were you on this boat? What were you doing?” you may ask.
Well, I was on a ferry to Vancouver. And for some reason or another, my infantile mind did not appreciate being on this ferry. I whined and cried and screamed and begged to go outside, to jump into the ocean and be free.
My mom tried to calm me down, saying we’d be on shore in an hour, and that I could just sleep, and that it really wasn’t a big deal at all.
However, I insisted upon being in the ocean at that same moment. It took the collected efforts of my mom, dad, and little brother to subdue me.
A little irrational, maybe.
But I’ve always been drawn to explore what others wouldn’t dare to, to see what’s out there, what this crazy hustle and bustle world has to offer. In this world that’s ruled by horror movies and scary stories about man vs. wild, or man vs. man, or man vs. machine, fear is a constant and powerful presence in our minds. But there’s so much more to life than worry and fear.
My goal isn’t to annihilate fear. It’s important. It stops us from jumping into shark infested waters and shooting up heroin. Important. But it’s become too prevalent in modern society.
Now, people allow fear to overcome their lives. Fear pushes people away from their passions, from their sense of adventure, from happiness, and from even a little taste of danger.
I say that danger is fun. A wave of adrenaline is more addicting than any drug or pill itself, or any bottle of bitterly enticing alcohol. It’s the adrenaline of discovering a seemingly nonexistent place, jumping off a bridge while a train is rushing your way, sitting next to wildlife you were always told to fear. Taking risks, even when they don’t always pay off. That is what it’s all about.
Be daring. Be free. Be adventurous.
That’s the cure, the only way to find happiness. It may not be constant, as pure happiness only exists within a moment, but within this happiness, there is contentment. And that can last a lifetime, no matter how long or short it may be.
My name is Reema, and I hope you enjoy this blog documenting my adventures. Have fun! Do stuff! When else will you but now?