As I mentioned in “Travels“, one of my posts from May, I took my very first trip to Florida and in this post I want to take the time to touch upon one of my fondest memories there. This memory might even be one of the best things I could ever experience in life!
Back in May I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite people/family members, my uncle. I personally learned a great deal more about him and myself as well. The biggest “life lesson” I learned from him was to experience life to the fullest. Life is truly valuable and short, every minute must not go to waste.
Let’s just say the second day of my visit there, I woke up to my uncle telling me I was going skydiving. On the outside I remained as calm as possible but on the inside maybe not so much. To be honest I had not one clue what to expect or even think! Skydiving was definitely something I did not expect I would ever experience in my life because of how I am. For those who do not truly know my personality, I am one who lives by routine. Some days I cannot help it especially since it is a lifestyle I lived for so long, you simply get used to it. For me, my routine life is my comfort zone. I do try to step out of that zone and I knew before my trip even began I would be stepping out of my comfort zone and skydiving was definitely a good way to start!
When I first arrived, I felt very jittery and anxious but once I meet my instructor I felt more excited than nervous because he told me every little step about the jump. He told me specifically what I had to do, when I had to do it, and why I had to do it, and just like any learning experience I truly appreciated that.
Falling from the sky, the clouds landing safely on the ground with two feet was definitely an experience that changed my perspectives not only of the beautiful world in which I live in because seeing the world from that eye level was beyond beautiful, it is an image that will last in my eyes forever but also changed my perspective on myself. That day made me feel something beyond special that I never felt before in my life. I definitely gained a bit of pride and confidence that day, which is never a bad thing. I think I needed that push in my life because I can be quite timid! I am beyond thankful and appreciative for this experience, definitely something I will cherish for the rest of my life!