When one of my friends called me about going skydiving for her birthday, I was kind of hesitant. For years I said I would go skydiving for my 30th birthday, but I put the idea on the back burner. Skydiving seems like one of the scariest things you could do in your life. For example, you can DIE! But I decided to suck, it up and I took one of the biggest risks of my life and went skydiving.
I have to say the night before I went skydiving, I was freaking out with emotions. I didn’t know what to expect, and I started to resent my decision at that very moment. Flash forward to the morning of, I told myself, “I paid for this, so I’m going to put on my big girl panties and make it happen.” Oh boy! I’m so happy I went through with it.
When we first arrived at the Lake Elsinore Skydiving facility, I was nervous. I just signed my life away, basically stating if I die, I can’t sue, and I’m jumping out of a plane at my own risk. I was extremely hesitant about the entire thing, but I didn’t want to chicken out. After signing our paperwork, we waited out for about 30 minutes, and I met my instructor Brian. I’m so thankful for him because he put me at ease, and I felt invincible.
Before we went on the plane, he gave me some easy mental notes and suited me up, and we were on our way. Brian was telling jokes the entire time, so my nerves were nowhere in sight. To be completely honest, when I stepped on the plane, I had no fear at all. I was just ready to jump and experience something most people will never experience in their lifetime.
All of my friends went ahead of me, and I was the last person to jump; my instructor just leaped without hesitation. Before I knew it, I was flying in the air like a bird. I felt free and full of bliss; it was such an exhilarating moment in my life. I believe taking a risk is what life is all about, if you don’t take the risk you will never get to experience what is on the other side.
I think everyone should try skydiving; you will be so happy you did it. Trust me, I was scared sh*tless, but it didn’t stop me from jumping out of that plane and trusting the random person I just met. YOU CAN DO IT!
Here are the details if you would like to go skydiving!