- A very special place on Kaua'i with waterfalls and valleys and cliffs that you can only get to by boat or hiking.
- A state park that is being preserved and has lots of native stuff and I am going to get to plant a native plant.
- A place where you can go snorkeling.
- A place that is really expensive/hard to get to and it is going to fall into the ocean one day and you might only get one chance to ever go (ignore the fact that this will be my second trip there…).
Well. I am really excited about this trip and I really want to go snorkeling at least once while I am here and I really want to go at this place because there aren't going to be a million people there. So today we went somewhere that you can rent gear (about $18 for the three day period that I will need it for) and I was the only one that got some! Now, maybe other people can’t swim, so I don’t want to judge, but I realized something while I was renting my mask and fins… WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. During this trip I have done a lot of sitting on my tushy. I used to love this life style and was tots fine with it but HELLO! I am on Kaua’i where there is so much to do and see and learn and I want to do and see and learn it all! Even if that means that I have to do and see and learn it all by myself. No one is going to stop me from WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE during this field trip!
And as I was thinking about all the ways that I am going to WALK ON THE WILD SIDE while still on this little island, I realized something else… I can WALK ON THE WILD SIDE EVERYWHERE THAT I GO!! There is so much to do and see and learn every where I am! Idaho? Sure! Pennsylvania? Get ready Megan! Random places that I decide to go in the future? You know it! No more sitting around for this girl! So...instead of being bummed that no one wants to do things with me and therefore not doing them, I am going to laugh in their faces and then head off on an adventure that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (the first people to successfully climb Mount Everest) would be jealous of and take lots of pictures and have the most amazing time and be the happiest girl in the world. Neal Armstrong will be turning green with envy when he hears about my new lifestyle! I used to have imaginary friends when I was little (and arguably when I was even a little too old for it to be "cute/normal" anymore) and they are all that I need to have a great time in life. They are always willing to WALK ON THE WILD SIDE with me!!
This might require me taking out a couple loans to pay for this new found life style (WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE ain't free!), but life is just too short and there are too many things that I need to do before I get too old/have too many cats. And the I have already quit napping (cold turkey) so nothing is standing in my way!
Care to join me? Let me know. You (whoever you may be) can be my P.I.C. (partner-in-crime)! I will update you on all the adventures that I take! Hikes? Sure! Snorkeling? Yeppers! Rodeos? No doubt! Triathalons? You know it! Museums? Duh! Visit all 50 state capital buildings? Get it!
I am purging all the negativity out of my life (aka people that annoy me, foods that I do not like, things that I do not want to do but feel obligated to do, clothes that look bad on me, shoes that do not fit) and I am going to have FUN FUN FUN! Good thing that I really like school (WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE NERDY STYLE!) because I still plan on finishing two masters and maybe a Ph.D, but know this! My thesis and dissertation are going to be really FUN and I am going to have one hell of a great time writing them (all 1,000 million pages!)!!!!
And a BIG THANK YOU to Jason Derulo for my new life anthem... Get it!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ESdn0MuJWQ&feature=avmsc2
Watch out world! It's time to start WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE!!
If I wasn't sure enough that I wanted to do this, this image totally made up my mind!!
"I want to WALK ON THE WILD SIDE too!"