Adventure videos tend to show the real person deep down inside. The fear, the freedom, the nervousness, the excited, the passion is written all over their faces. It was easy to share my biplane flight video because there was no sound and the camera was too far from my face to see the true expressions, but my skydiving video is up close and personal. In the spirit of adventure and freedom though, I’ve actually included my skydiving video.
As you watch it, try to envision yourself doing the exact same thing… preparing to jump from a plane, enduring the 20 minute flight knowing that you will be evacuating the plane before it lands, stepping toward the open door 13,000 feet above the ground, and putting your entire faith in the guy strapped to your back.
I once heard a skydiving joke from my instructor before a jump. He said: “Do you know what will be the last thing to go through your skull if the chute doesn’t open?” “No, what? I replied. “Mine!” (In case you didn’t get that, I am strapped to his chest or front so if we crash, and inevitably die, his head or skull will be smashing into mine as we hit the ground.) Tell me that’s not reassuring before a jump?
“If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, then get out of the vehicle.”
Have you done it before? What were your thoughts? Do you want to try it for the first time? What’s holding you back?