Would you ever go skydiving? When I was younger I always wanted to. The thought of actually jumping out of a plane made me nervous but floating toward the earth once the parachute opened always looked so fun.
Having never done it I’d have to guess it must feel a bit like parasailing. I’m sure it’s very quiet and serene while you are floating and I can’t even imagine how beautiful it must be to see the earth from so high up.
Now that I’m older, the entire thing makes me nervous. There’s a part of me that still would love to do it, but a bigger part is yelling, “Are you crazy?”
I was thinking about skydiving because we were watching the Amazing Race recently and one member from each team had to skydive. There were many people that were nervous but they all did it.
What stood out in my mind the most was that they were in Bora Bora so the views from the plane and as they were skydiving was stunning. The water was clear, the palm trees were waving in the breeze, the white sand glistened in the sun. I wasn’t even there and it’s an image that will stand out in my mind for years to come.
Whenever I think of skydiving I always imagine landing in a large open, grassy field. It never even crossed my mind that you could do so and land on an island! I was impressed by the tandem skydiving partners they had on the show because they made landing on a small patch of sand look easy.
While this all looked amazing, I believe I’d be much happier flying in a plane or helicopter or even parasailing around the island. But as they say never say never. Maybe one day I’ll find myself facing the opportunity to skydive in Bora Bora. Yikes!
What about you? Have you ever been skydiving? If not, would you ever?