You can stop holding yourself back from whatever itch you’ve been longing to scratch. Today is April 12, Walk On Your Wild Side Day.
You don’t have to be Lou Reed to let your inner wild side out. Those of us who are a little more strait-laced than the litany of characters Reed salutes in his classic song, this is the day to let it all hang out.
Whether it’s taking a sky dive, striking a pose outside a department store window, dying your hair an outrageous color or even shaving it all off, this is the day to do that thing you’ve been putting off because it seems too difficult, too daring or too unlike the you everyone expects you to be.
The best thing about the day is the “your” in its title. In other words, this is the day to think about satisfying your inner wild spirit. To hell with what anyone else thinks because it just doesn’t matter.
Think you don’t have an inner wild side? Think again. Responsibilities and distractions force us to tamp our wild side so far down that we can no longer hear its voice. But if you listen closely, you’ll probably realize that the longing you once had to ‘do that thing’ never went away.
Unleashing your inner wild side isn’t limited to just one day. Use today for long-term planning like taking that trip you always wanted to take or those scuba diving lessons you never got around to. Get a tattoo and sign up for guitar lessons on the same day. After all, you’ve got nothing to lose.
So go ahead! Get out there! Stir things up, make some noise, and Walk On Your Wild Side today!