Decide that You Want It More than You are Afraid of It!

I don’t allow restrictions or fears to limit my life! Life is worth living, after all, and I’m goingWhale Sharks Georgia Aquarium to live every day like it is my last. Most people create a bucket list because they are dying but I created one because I want to live. I’ve avoided one bucket list item, however, that brought such fear to my very core that it controlled me. I couldn’t get over the innate fear that crept around in my mind like a virus. Their endless, massive teeth, their boneless bodies, their quick ease of movement to attack, and their dominance in the water make sharks, regardless if they are man-eating or not, my biggest fear. When I heard that the Georgia Aquarium offered an opportunity to swim with whale sharks, as well as countless other marine life, I decided that I wanted it more than I was afraid of it! Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim or dive with whale sharks, manta rays, and so many more! We suited up and jumped into the Ocean Voyager exhibit with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime and I took control of my biggest fear. Continue reading

How Many Bucket List Items Can I Do in One Georgia Weekend?

CNN, Coca-Cola, Jimmy Carter, Real Housewives of Atlanta, peaches… Georgia is knownGeorgia Weekend for many things, but never adventure. Yet in a condensed area, you can cross off countless bucket list items and find unique adventures around every corner. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it! I’ve planned the ultimate adventure weekend with dream-like activities lined up one after another. In only two days, I will ride in a hot air balloon, perform aerobatic stunts above Atlanta in a biplane, swim with whale sharks, and zip through trees on a canopy tour. My name is Lesley Carter and I am an adventure addict, but I’m not signing up for prevention meetings just yet. My addiction is to life; some people jump off of buildings and bridges to end their life, but I jump off of them to live mine.

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt Continue reading