I was wandering the aisles of Target as we do at least once a week when I saw a book in the clearance section, which usually doesn’t happen. It was called “The Chuck It List: 1000 Things I’ll Never Do Before I Die.” It’s a journal of 1000 things you’ll never do instead of a bucket list which would list things you are planning to do.
The thing about my goals is that I can’t ever vocalize them because once I do, it puts pressure on me and once there’s pressure, more than likely I’ll never do them. I can, however, tell you flat out the things I won’t do.
1000 Things I’ll Never Do is a new series I’ll be starting. Over the course of the next year, I will hopefully have 1000 things I’ll never do. I would love for you to join me in this series and if you do, please leave your links below because I’d love to find out the 1000 things you’ll never do.
10 Exciting Things I’ll Never Experience
Being at my window on the second level of my house is slightly horrifying. I always imagine the window breaking and me falling to my death or near death. If I watch someone on television high up, I get sweaty hands and am very fearful. Having said that, there’s no way I’d ever go skydiving. Going up in a plane that is not completely sealed shut, putting on gear, and then jumping out voluntarily? You’ve got to be kidding me.
2. Going in a hot air balloon.
If I’m not going skydiving because of heights, there’s no way I’d ever go in a hot air balloon either. There’s absolutely no protection for you and the last time a relative of mine went in a hot air balloon, things didn’t go smoothly. I didn’t even ask what happened because I didn’t want to know.
3. Rock Climbing.
Although I do enjoy the idea of rock climbing, I’ve never been able to get myself to go at all, not even at a party or amusement park. I have very little fear of falling while rock climbing, but I do have a huge fear of reaching some place very high and then looking down.
4. The top of the Eiffel Tower.
By now you must see my fear. Heights. I’ve heard amazing things about going into the tower and seeing different things from different levels but it’s just not something I’m willing to pay money for.
5. Scuba Diving.
You probably thought my biggest fear was heights. Wrong. It’s actually drowning. Hence, I will never, ever go scuba diving. Sending me underwater for long periods of time to breathe through a device that might run out of oxygen or that might not work? I don’t think so. I’ll stay near the top and use my little snorkel device, that I’ve still yet to use because I still am depending on using something else to get me oxygen.
6. Visiting a volcano.
While my daughter cannot wait to see her first volcano, the idea of visiting a volcano only brings back flashbacks of the movie “Pompeii,” or the actual story of Pompeii. So will I be anywhere near a volcano? No. Never.
I live on the benches of a mountain. I am about 2 minutes from a canyon. Since I was 5 months old, I’ve always lived about 10 minutes from a canyon which all of these canyons lead to ski resorts. Skiing looks like a blast but you start on the top of some place very high and on flat sticks with 2 sticks and then you just go. Plus, avalanches … I remember a story from elementary school about how a boy was caught in an avalanche, buried in snow, and then spit to determine which way was up. I’d prefer to never have to know which way was up after being trapped under snow.
8. Go into outer space.
Now, I understand most of us will never go higher than an airplane but the idea of going into a space shuttle and being flung into outer space, I mean, let’s be honest, that’s actually scary. “The Martian” is one of the reasons why space terrifies me. It’s just not a dream of mine.
9. Going off a diving board.
I remember standing on the high diving board as a young child with my teacher to the side of the diving board cheering me into the pool. I can’t remember because I was too young but I’m quite positive I peed my pants/swimsuit. By my own free will and choice, I will never go off another diving board. Have you seen how deep the deep end in the pool is and how high some of those diving boards and platforms are? Way too high.
While it looks fun, there’s a lot of problems with it. Not only would I put out in the ocean, but I might also be attacked by a shark. I can see myself being a huge lover of surfing and craving the waves daily but my fears of the ocean and sharks get the better of me and keep me on the beach.
And see, now you know, I have some huge fears that stop me from doing a lot of great things! But these are things that are for sure not on my bucket list and I will never be attempting.
Find all of the 1000 Things I’ll Never Do posts here.
What great things will you never do?