Add a Little Awesome

Anyone who knows me well will be used to regularly hearing about the weird adventure ideas I have come up with that specific week. This morning, I dragged one of my friends to cycle out to the beach before 7am to go swim in the freezing Tay at sunrise and then eat chocolate cake on the beach for breakfast, before cycling back for our morning lectures. She was quite unsure about the swimming at first, but once we were out on the bikes she decided she would be disappointed afterwards if she did not go in the water and we both ended up going in twice. She also said that every time I suggest things like that, at first she thinks it sounds like a really dumb idea, but then ends up loving all the mini-adventures.

These kinds of tiny adventures, fitted in between my everyday life really brighten my days and have left me with countless good memories, and I think everyone should try to fit things like this into their days. Of course, hoping into the freezing Tay is not everyone’s idea of fun, but substitute that with anything slightly out of your comfort zone, something that sounds like just the right amount of crazy to you or something you love doing but do not take the time for often enough. I try to go for some sort of small adventure almost every week, but do not push myself to follow along with that if I am not feeling like it.

While some of my past adventures have taken up a lot of time, I am quite a busy person between university, working, volunteering and sports clubs, so I make sure to come up with plenty that do not take up a lot of time. This morning’s trip fit in nicely before my 9am lecture, you definitely do not need loads of time, just a little creativity.

Some of my past adventures from Dundee have included making pancakes at 4am in Carnoustie, cycling over 100km around Fife to draw a giant letter T, walking from the city centre out to Angus and back to jump in some snow, camping in my flat and climbing various Munros in day trips from Dundee without using a car, but yours may well sound completely different.

Whatever you end up doing, get out there and add a little awesome to your life, hope you have fun!

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I'm a 4th-year Environmental Science student from Switzerland. I'm interested in all things outdoors and sports and mostly use this blog to talk about my adventure trips around Dundee and further afield, so come along while I discover Scotland bit by bit!

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