Out of nowhere new thoughts and ideas were developing by the second. I felt trapped in my own body. I knew what I wanted to accomplish but was too afraid to do it. Afraid and hesitant things were either too risky or the timing just wasn't right. I naturally started to create lists with hopes that it would prevent my brain from exploding. There was a list for everything! One day I woke up and there was paper everywhere. It was a mess....I WAS A MESS. I think I cried every day in the month of December.
My husband couldn't take it anymore! On my birthday I woke up at 4am for work and he instructed for me to call out while handing me a print out of our Sky Diving appointment! WOW! It was so refreshing to be offered the opportunity to do something new and daring. It was the perfect birthday gift considering it was of course on my bucket list. I did not think twice. My family was visiting for the holidays (my birthday is the day after Christmas) and I quickly announced that I was going sky diving before anyone could talk me out of it and we left. The drive was silent. It was so obvious that we were both nervous but we had too much pride to admit it.
Once we arrived I felt very calm. The staff was warm and inviting and the music from the nearby restaurant was perfect. Imagine Dragon's-Radio Active was playing and the lyrics were fitting. I was excited and no longer scared. I was ready to do this! I signed the disclosure form, learned a little about my tandem partner, hopped into my purple suit, did a safety check and walked towards the plane. I was with my husband and a group of 5 other men who already jumped twice that day. It amused me that this was routine for them. I stared out of the window and watched us go higher and higher into the clouds.
1. Own the Moment
Be Present. Thinking about what went wrong yesterday and worrying about what could go wrong tomorrow prevents me from enjoying right now. Now is the moment we are truly a live.
2. Don't be afraid to trust others
I needed my tandem partner in order to be successful in sky diving. I couldn't have done it without him. He was in full control and look...here I am at home safe and sound. If I didn't trust him and listen to his instructions I could have seriously harmed us both. I do not have to be in control of every single thing.
3. Be Fearless
Fear is a mind killer. Fear will cause you to become your biggest enemy. Once I realized I wanted to jump more than I was afraid. My desire became stronger than my fear. Applying this to every day life has saved me so much time and stress.
4. I have the best husband ever-PERIOD.