We went to iFly for my best friend’s birthday last summer. It was the first time for all of us. Cindy wants to go skydiving someday. I always tell her, “Have fun. There is NO WAY I will go.” iFly seemed like a valid alternative that I was willing to try despite all the butterflies I had in my stomach (mix of nervousness, uncertainty, and excitement).
Anticipation as we wait. Watching others taking flight. Time to get into our suits. We sit in a classroom learning the dos and don’ts of flying. Helmets and goggles on. Earplugs in.
It is our turn. We step into a wind blowing tube. There is a bench while you wait for your turn. Keep legs straight and arms out bent, I remind myself as I gingerly step inside the tube.
Wind distorting your face. An experienced trainer keeping me where I need to be and giving me hints along the way. An unique experience indeed! So freeing and exhilarating!
I am glad Cindy encouraged me to go out of my comfort zone. It was fun. Something I would have not done without her. However, my answer to skydiving is still NO! At least for now…
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