The pressure to keep up often keeps me really busy. I even work when I’m on “vacation”. Not just because there’s only one of me to do the work, but because I love it and I don’t want my need for a break to interfere with good business.
So usually I’m hard at work 7 days a week, only taking breaks for meetings, happy hours, or coffee meetings. But Sunday night, something fun came up.
My friend Brittany called and asked if I wanted to go the next day to Cumberland, Ohio (about an hour and half away from Columbus) and visit The Wilds for a safari tour and zip lining. “My cousin backed out. Ticket is totally paid for and I need to find someone. I think you’d love it.”
Well ya. How could I not love it?
So I woke up early on Monday and got ahead on most of the urgent projects I had on my desk, and then left for a new adventure in my own home state. The animals were so fascinating because this isn’t just a glorified zoo. The Wilds is hosting a lot of exotic animals in very close quarters of visitors. Along the tour Greater One Horned African Rhinos, Grevy’s Zebras, giraffes, and Bactrian Camel all greeted us at our open-windowed safari bus. Beautiful animals in a gorgeous terrain made just for them. And the zip lining… well that was just plain heart-pumping, butterflies in your stomach, living on the edge kind of FUN. Kinda crazy when you’re upwards of 70 feet above air, relying on a rope, harness, and 20-minute how-to session. Check out my video… cause you know I had to vlog about this:
We do what we love so we can build our work around our life and not the other way around. This is just a reminder to make time for those moment when you can. And if you’re not quite there yet, I hope I’ve motivated you just a little bit more today.
You know that feeling when you just did something really f*cking cool? Like you’re a complete and total badass. That’s reason enough to do stuff like this for yourself. It will definitely boost your entrepreneural ego.