WHAT A FLIPPING DAY!!
My first ever skydive and as you can see from the pics, I was nervous as hell!! 😂 BUT, I powered through as I believe a regular toe to toe with fear is a GOOD thing for personal development!! I pushed myself through my irrational fear of the parachute not opening and my 95kg body hurtling to the earth below at 150mph with nothing to slow it down... It’s not the fall that kills you, they say, it’s the sudden stop at end! Haha
People will tell you, “you’re gonna love it”, “it’s so peaceful up there, you’ll forget all your fears”, “once you’ve jumped you’ll realise the irrationality of your fears”, etc, you know the comments! Well, they’re all lies!! Jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft hurtling to sudden death in the next 49 seconds doesn’t dissipate a fear of the parachute not opening, if anything is actually accentuates the fear as it’s now ‘real’!! Haha
BUT, it doesn’t end there... Once the parachute is deployed, you then have the worry of the harness not holding you in!! Hahaha
Well anyway, it’s safe to say I’m happy to be back on solid ground! That being said, I’m really glad I did it as it was quite possibly the scariest thing I’ve ever done!
Thanks to my bro @dcfreestyle for the last minute opportunity and for metaphorically ‘holding my hand’ during this very tough time! Haha
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