Flying High

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A few years ago, I decided to make a bucket list.  I’m sure you all know what a bucket list is, but just in case…  a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket.”  Some of the items on my list:    

–  Visit the Great Wall   

–  Live in a city (up high in a tall building)   

–  Run a race   

–  Go to Nantucket   

–  Start a badass photoblog where I can say whatever I want and maybe get 2 subscribers (thanks, Mom and Dad!)   

I’ve already conquered a few of those items and last Friday I checked off another when I did one of the more adventurous things on my list…  skydiving.  As a kid, I loved to be upside down and I was always climbing on monkey bars or jumping on trampolines, so it seemed fitting that I’d be willing to dive out of a plane as an adult.    Although I have an affinity for heights, nothing prepared me for the anxiety that comes with skydiving.  I had never been as scared as I was the second before I jumped out of the plane, but wow….  it was insanely FUN!   The freefall lasted 60 seconds and it was the most thrilling experience of my life.  If you’re looking for a little adventure, I highly recommend jumping out of a perfectly good plane.  These are some photos I snapped while I was waiting for my jump.  I don’t really think there’s anything too special about them, but it was such a rad time so I wanted to share.  Now I need to one-up this experience – any ideas for a new bucket list item?    

Jumpers boarding the plane


Parachuting is fun


Tandem divers


What everyone is really thinking when they skydive


2 Responses to “Flying High”

  1. 1 nancy frager

    You are much braver than I. Skydiving for me would be the bucket end. I’m sure heart attack would be the cause. Thank you for not telling me until after the event!!!

  2. 2 Chris Nelson

    Replace one air event for another. Learn to fly like a bird hang gliding.

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