I have been on a lot of adventures this year. I’ve been on cruises, skydiving, white water rafting, and more! I’ve gone on so many adventures with family and friends that I have fallen behind in posting them. So, here it goes.
For my 18th birthday this year, I wanted to go skydiving. It’s something that I’d been talking about for a long time. I was terrified and excited at the same time.
My dad, my cousin and his wife, and one of my friends all went with me. My sister also went to hang out with us and watch, but she is to young to skydive. Because of the bad weather, we had to wait over 7 hours before we could finally jump. It was so worth the wait though.
By the time it was our turn to jump, I no longer felt nervous. I had been waiting all day. I was ready. We got suited up with harnesses and headed out to board the plane.
The plane took off…
…and we went higher…
That’s when I started getting nervous again. Looking out the plane window, I could not wrap my mind around the thought that I was actually going to jump out, and we weren’t even at the jumping height yet. I was terrified.
We reached a height of 12,000 feet, and the plane door opened. My jump master positioned us at the edge of the opening. There was no backing out now. Before I knew it, we were falling towards the earth.
Free falling towards the earth at 120 mph was the most unbelievable feeling. I cannot describe what it felt like. I looked around at the setting sun, the world thousands of feet below us, and tried to grasp the fact that I was actually falling back down towards the ground.
I have never done anything as terrifying and amazing as skydiving. I am so glad I did it, and it was great to be able to experience it with family and friends. I would definitely recommend skydiving, and I would definitely do it again.