Sunday, September 4, 2011

I Am Still Alive

It has been a while since the last time I blogged.  In that time I was able to do something I had always wanted to do, go skydiving.

How many people say they would love to do something like this, and then how many actually do it?  When I was given the opportunity I had to take it.  My brother sent me a message saying he knew some people that were going, and wondered if I was interested.  I sat there for about five seconds, and then I said yes and never looked back.  In those five seconds I discovered that it is a lot easier to say you want to do something, than to actually do it.

I was so excited, but it never quite felt real.  I figured the second I stepped out on to the edge of the plane I would get freaked out, but even that didn't scare me.  It was the thrill of a lifetime!  The closest way I can describe it would be sticking your head out a car window driving 120 mph.  Except it's your whole body, and instead of cars passing by you get to see the earth get closer and closer.

It was a free-fall for about a minute.  Then we pulled the parachute and got to float around for a couple of minutes.  I would do it again in a second.  Just getting to fly around in the little plane and see the beautiful Utah landscape and mountains was beautiful.

We didn't get any good pictures of us actually in the air, but here is a picture of four of us pre-jump.

Since then I have also done a few other things I have always wanted to do.  I bought my very own bowling ball, and look forward to getting it this week!  In my excitement I bowled my first over 200 game on Friday.  I got six strikes in a row to start, and ended up with a score of 215.

Who knows what I will do next?

1 comment:

GrandmaBev said...

Glad you could enjoy your skydiving. Have a great new school year.