I have been wanting to go skydiving for years now. It’s been like my holy grail of thrill seeking. I’ve imagined what it might be like over and over but nothing could really prepare me for today at Skydive Space Center. I tend to live by the mentality “go big or go home” so when they asked us if we wanted to do the regular skydive at 15,000 feet or the world’s highest skydive at 18,000 feet it didn’t take much thought. Let’s just ponder that for a second. 18,000 feet. That’s 3 1/2 miles in the air. That’s like stacking 90 Tower of Terrors on top of each other and jumping off the top. OH… YES! From the second we stepped out of the airplane to the moment we touched the ground I was in pure bliss… It was everything I could ever have hoped it would have been and so much more! When I go back (yes when… I may be addicted) I’m going back to Skydive Space Center. The instructors were awesome, you get a beautiful view of the coast and Kennedy Space Center… plus you get the bragging rights to say you took the highest tandem skydive in the world!
When I woke-up this morning (before we jumped) I was surprised at how nervous I was. To calm myself down I did everything I could to make myself feel more comfortable. I made a good cup of coffee, listened to Colbie Colliat, and wore my favorite t-shirt. Yet after all this my heart was still racing when we arrived at Skydive Space Center. But the staff was really chill and made me feel good about my jump. Ok the jump…WHOA! Looking out the door of the plane 18,000 ft up I was just in awe! Earth looked so beautiful from up there The jump itself was a rush like nothing else I have experienced…even though we were falling at 140 miler per hour it felt more like being stuck in powerful hurricane winds. Then when the parachute was pulled I was overcome with the amazement of the situation. I was in the sky..above the clouds…looking down at our earth…no worries…just LOVE.
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