Time well spent

This is a new blog.  It isn’t designed to fit a niche, nor is it designed to pull interest from other people.  If it does so, awesome.  I am writing this blog to welcome the unexpected, the interesting, and the fun.

The reason why I am doing this comes oddly enough from math.  I know weird how numbers seem to always creep up on you in life.  For instance, did you know that the average human life span is 79 years.  Not sure how accurate that number is but it’s as good a representation as any.  Now in 79 years there are 948 months, out of that 4,108 weeks, or 28,835 days.  That’s how many days that average person will live.  Now if you are 20 years old that means that 7,300 of those days have already been spent leaving you with 21,535 days to live the rest of your life.  Sounds like a lot but what if we changed that to money in order to go by the phrase, “Time well spent”.  That would mean you have $21,535 to spend.  Each dollar spent could make the next more enriching or significant but nothing, and I mean nothing, you do can give you more to spend. Life will be spent day by day, taking more and more from your metaphorical bank.  A bank that may or may not hold 21,535.  So I am writing this blog in an effort to make each day fulfilling and worth the cost of time I put into it.  I will try to write every week about what I have found interesting or fun, because I’m of the belief that those qualities make life worth the daily struggle.  Hopefully this pushes me to find the things I am passionate about, if not at least it was time well spent.

Perfect combinations: Trampoline & Dodge ball

This probably is not the first time anyone has heard about these trampoline parks.  You know the ones that usually find a way to fit “Sky” into the name.  Well I went to one of these places last week. Not the first time but it has been a while, apparently too long…  Anyway this one was called “Sky Zone” and is located in Pineville, NC.

Of the ones I have been to in the past this one focused more on the dodge ball aspect of these trampoline parks.  From the outside it seemed fairly abandoned considering it was in what I would label as “the long forgotten end of a road”, but when you walk in it seems to be almost new.  This could mean that it is new I just have no idea.  Back to the description, the waiver process was fairly simple and easy to get through and because I was there with a Meet up group they gave me a discount.  The owners were nice but I may be biased because of the pug puppy they had running around giving everyone kisses and occasionally slipping on the smooth floor.

Now the dodge ball was awesome, you can rent a space to play in which is what my group did and use it for the full time that you are there.  The dodge ball field was fairly large when compared to my admittedly small experience with these places.  The balls kind of reminded me of large bowling balls only fluffy.  It’s too bad that when thrown the fluffiness does nothing to cushion the impact.  If you are hit in those special “don’t hit me here” zones trust me you will feel it.  The game was amazing with everyone playing at an intense level trying their best to succeed.  I even got to be the MVP game when I won the game as the last player of my team.  It will wear you out however because I can tell you now 4 days later I am still feeling muscle pain, so warm-up beforehand if you plan to play passionately.

In summary it’s a great time.  I did it with people that started off as strangers and had a blast so with friends I’m sure it would be even more fun.  I’m considered an adult at this point so I can say that doing something from childhood is a great way to both release some stress and enjoy the moment.  It’s too much of a burden to constantly work seriously towards an undetermined future, so stop every now and then and play around.  RELEASE THE INNER CHILD!  No reason for all caps but felt it got my point across.  Life is short don’t hesitate to enjoy every minute of it.  But first warm-ups, otherwise pain killers will become your intimate friend.