Yesterday, I was able to cross something off of my bucket list. I WENT SKYDIVING! My friend, Jimi, and I skydived with Skydive Louisiana, and holy crap. What an amazing experience. I didn’t get nervous until I was about to jump out of the plane!
It was all fun and games until we started to spin! Like an idiot, I didn’t eat anything besides part of an apple before I took the jump. I was too nervous to have a real meal, and all of that adrenaline mixed in with a stomach full of nothing just didn’t work out for me.
Luckily, I had a blast during the free fall. That was definitely my favorite part. I felt like I was flying, which was just an absolutely incredible feeling. When the parachute opened, I screamed “OH MY GOSH!” and then the camera man just fell away. And I know it may seem impossible to look cute while you’re falling at 120 mph, but I somehow managed to put my best face forward and look adorable in all of my pictures.
I was fine during the first few spins. We pulled on the strings together and we spun around three times. When we spun the other way four times, my head just wasn’t having it. I got the worst headache of my life, it seemed. Thankfully, I was till able to enjoy the rest of the skydive because the instructor loosened the straps a little and he let me put my arms to the side so I could rest a bit.
At the end, I started coughing, and I thought I was going to throw up. Not kidding. I held it all in though, and I had an awesome landing!
Afterward, Jon was so sweet to me and made me a chicken salad sandwich before I passed out for several hours because my head was just aching so bad.
You can watch my skydive adventure below. Just prepare yourself for a lot of super cute facial expressions and bright pink shoes. And the answer is no, I don’t know what I’m doing with my hands the whole time.
Have you ever been skydiving? Is it on your bucket list?