I am definitely not a high-risk taker. The thought of bungee jumping or even taking a ride on a rollercoaster leaves me cold.
But the idea of living a passive easy existence is equally terrifying. I want to live a full life. I want to live wild and have a sense of purpose and stretch and unknown.
But what I have learned is that what this look like changes with the seasons of my life. Today, I travel extensively in the Developing World. I lead a charity helping women living in poverty to gain training, start businesses and provide for themselves. It is indeed a glimpse of living wild.
But I remember my years as a mother of school aged children. Raising three sons. Life looked very different. Yet it was full of passion and purpose. I wouldn’t change those years for any reward.
Living wild is not about geography or physical risk. It is about fullness of life and knowing that you are living a life for reasons well beyond yourself and well beyond today.