I just got back from my first skydiving experience and now I am sitting at a computer trying to focus on writing this post… and honestly, all I can think about is when I can jump again. I still have adrenaline pumping through my body and I am struggling to get rid of the massive grin on my face because at this point, it is probably creeping out our customers.
I couldn’t have asked for a better day to go skydiving. The air was crisp, the sky was clear, and the winds were minimal. I woke up so pumped; this was a moment I have been anticipating since I started working at SVNH last year.
I arrived at Skydive Pepperell, checked in, met my tandem master, geared up and then shuffled my way on to the plane. The ascent up to 10,000 feet seemed to last forever. All I wanted to do was just jump out already! When we finally reached the right altitude it was time to get out. The door opened up and the plane was instantly filled with wind. My tandem master scooted me over to the opening and before I knew it, I was flying through the air! Rushing through the air was a sensation I will never forget, and I think that everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime. After free fall, the canopy was deployed and we slowly glided through the air. The canopy ride was so peaceful. The only thing that I could hear was my own breathing. My tandem master made sure to point out some of the landmarks in New Hampshire like Mt. Washington, Nashua, Manchester and the Boston skyline on the horizon. I was even able to steer the parachute as we soared over fields and houses! It was unbelievable! When we smoothly landed back at the drop zone I was filled with sadness that it was over. I wanted to hop back on the plane and jump over and over again!
When I told family members that I was going skydiving I received remarks like, “Why are you jumping out of a perfectly good airplane?” or “You know it’s dangerous right?” I feel like a total millennial when I say this overused term… but seriously, YOLO! You only live once. I have never heard a single person say that they did not enjoy skydiving, so with that being said, I HIGHLY recommend everyone to go skydiving. It is always a good idea to step out of your comfort zone and what a better way to do that by jumping out of a plane!
Here are a few pics from my day of skydiving! Enjoy and remember to stay posted on future blog posts!