Is skydiving on your bucket list? For many people the answer is yes; however most people can never muster up the courage to do something so crazy. Jumping 14,000 feet out of an airplane may not seem like the most appealing thing to do. The voices in your head will be racing with terrifying questions. What if the parachute doesn’t work? Will I get sick? What if we don’t stick the landing? These were some of the questions that were racing through my mind on the morning of my skydiving trip. I was full of doubt and anxiety; however, looking back I can say it was one of the best decisions I ever made (and I’m scared of heights)! I highly recommend skydiving at least once. I promise that you will not regret it. I’d even be willing to bet that you will want to go again in your life. With that said, here are the top 3 reasons why everyone should skydive in order of importance:
1. The Life Lesson
Every single person that I jumped out with said the same exact thing. We were all petrified standing on the edge of the plane about to jump out, but the second our feet left the safety of the plane we were no longer scared. This teaches a valuable lesson in life. Risks are only scary until you take them. Don’t let fear hold you back in life. When you act against fear you will achieve extraordinary things you never thought possible.
2. The Feeling
There are not many things in life that feel as crazy as hurdling through the sky at 120 mph. I’m telling you when I landed on the ground I wished I could go right back up and do it over again. Too bad I did’t have an extra $300 lying around! But seriously, it will be one of the best feelings you ever experience.
3. The View
The first 3o or so seconds you will not be gazing around at the gorgeous scenery. It’s pretty hard to do so when you’re falling at 120 mph while doing flips and comprehending what exactly is happening. However, once your instructor pulls the parachute you will have between 3-5 minutes of gliding gently through the sky. During this time is when you can soak up the beautiful scenery. There is so much more around you than you actually realize. This is your chance to see everything you’ve been missing when you’re on the ground!
If you want to see my awesome skydiving video check out my Instagram. Now all that’s left is for you to make the jump! Be extraordinary and I promise you won’t regret it.