My! It has been a while and I say that a lot… I know… But this MUST be blogged about!!!
I FINALLY WENT SKYDIVING!!! One of the things in my bucket list! I figured since I now work… And I JUST turned 22, why not?
SKYDIVE ATLANTA in Thomaston, GA.
0800 class and whatnot. After a few minutes, we got harnessed. My instructor, Mr. Mike, voiced his opinion on how I might fall off because they don’t make extra smalls. He had to tighten all my straps up ALL THE WAY. Bahah!
I then met Butters (apparently what they call my photographer) and we did a little interview. When asked for my “last words,” I say, “LONG LIVE OLD TIME RELIGION!” [People probably thought I was crazy!]
As we were boarding the plane, I was asked to blow a kiss to the camera… And so I did. For memories’ sake! We were packed in there like sardines. I asked Mr. Mike if it was okay for me to lean on him since holding myself up with the harness felt like an ab workout. x) He said, “I don’t think your 95 pounds will hurt me.”
I was SOOOO pumped. The fear was settling the night before and on the way. But as soon as we got on the plane, ALL GONE! I just wanted to get out there and jump! #adrenalinejunkie
So, all I remember was screaming to psyche myself up before we jumped (we were the last one to do it). It was SO COOL. We headed to the door, rocked back and forth twice, and off we go!
***Sidenote: During the ride, I asked Mr. Mike if we could do something cool, but nothing too terribly crazy. He says to me, “You’re jumping out of a plane. What do you mean nothing crazy?”
Some turbulence initially, then Butters comes to take pics and whatnot. My cheeks by this time were flapping everywhere… Freely… HENCE the pics. It was a little difficult to breathe going at that rate… I don’t even know how fast… But it was FAAASTTT.
After a few seconds of free falling, Mr. Mike deploys the parachute. The first one. He told me to grab the handles. I was reluctant because I stink at just about anything related to maneuvering and whatnot. He said he was gonna let go so I grabbed it. We did some spins. SOOOO COOL! It was also peaceful and quiet as we floated around.
Before I know it… And as soon as it was getting better, we were preparing for landing… :’( *tear* It was the smooooothest landing ever.
Skydiving was SO much fun! I would do it again in a HEARTBEAT! Probably in the very near future as long as I don’t go broke. x)
Anyway, maybe all this adrenaline has worn off enough for me to go to bed. x) Goodnight Tumblsters.