I faced my fear and went sky diving today! I have to say it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, terrifying for sure, but only extremely terrifying for a few seconds. I was second out of the plane. The first person went, and then we started positioning to get out and I was grabbing the handlebars around the door like, “oh shit, I might fall” and then the instructor took my arm and forced me out. BOOM! We were falling. So fast I forgot to scream… Until I remembered that I was freakin terrified! That didn’t last long – it was beautiful up there so I was quickly distracted from screaming. I saw a circular rainbow in a cloud next to me. I could see the waves hitting the beach, the blue sky, the town. It was beautiful and perfect weather for it this morning. Just a few clouds and otherwise clear blue skies.
For some reason, I had it in the back of my mind that I would do this in Byron Bay. Don’t know why but it just felt right. As usual, I took a day to commit to signing up but then I did the very next morning. Why don’t I do stuff like this at home? Why don’t we “just do it” more often? It was a nice feeling to just let go and fall, allowing the instructor to keep me safe instead of being in control.
Oh! And I have an extremely flattering video of me falling (un)gracefully from 14,000 feet to share with you when I can get past some technological hurdles.
Skydive! Face your fears! Go be free!