Back a few years ago, I decided life as I knew it needed some massive changes. So, I decided to undertake the ‘Yes Man’ challenge for a year. The concept was simple: Say ‘Yes’ to any reasonably relatively safe and sane (I define what that is) opportunity that came my way. It led to some fun stuff: caving in Arkansas, learning to swing dance, taking a bartending course, learning to shoot a rifle, joining a co-ed floor hockey team, learning to blacksmith, and so much more. Needless to say, massive changes happened – and they stuck around. A thirst for adventure was discovered, and it can’t seem to be quenched.
I’m aiming to take the ‘Yes Man’ challenge again, but this time I’m recruiting the help of far more than just my devious friends and family. I want to figure out just how much adventure New England has to offer, so I’m recruiting the adventurers and outdoor adventure companies of New England. Give me your best… or your worst (depends how you look at it). I want to experience everything from mountain biking to white water rafting to skydiving – and everything else in between.
Like the snowboarding adventure, this chapter of my adventure seeking has some themes and rules too. First off, I’m not a millionaire. I’m a massive lover of Groupon, LivingSocial, and Craigslist, so if you have an idea – please don’t make me broke. Then I’ll have to say ‘no’ and that’s just going to make me sulk. Second, I’m very aware that there are bigger mountains out west, and things that may seem more interesting in other places. But I want to focus on here so please don’t pick on the place I call home. I’m sick of hearing tourists define New England by lobsters and outlet shopping. The rest of the country does know we have sky diving, rock climbing, and lots of other insanely awesome things too, right? Time to share just how incredible New England is.
Now here’s the part I’ve been trying to figure out how to proposition. I’ll be writing about every adventure I undertake this summer (and with that comes the use of social media, networking, some great SEO techniques), but I have another skill that might be useful to businesses. Outside of working in social media and trying to satisfy the need for adventure, I’m a photographer as well. If you’re looking for some great pictures of your venue or offerings for your website, brochure, or whatever you need – I might be able to help! I need to work on updating my portfolio to include more variety, but check out what I have so far (yes – all weddings, but have had experience with sports, landscapes, architecture). I’m up for photographing just about everything though – hotels, action, portraits, whatever. Think bartering… just saying.
If you have an idea, a barter, or anything at all – feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at JBejtlich (at) gmail (dot) com.