Beyond Words

I finally completed my top bucket list item for my 30th birthday: Skydiving! Words cannot even express the thrill I experienced. I have always wanted to go skydiving, but I thought it would be something I wanted to do once in my lifetime to say that I tried it. Now that I have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane…I can’t wait to do it again! My boyfriend rolled his eyes when I told him it was the best rush I have ever experienced. I would do it everyday if I could. It was not what I expected (not scary at all…once I left the plane) and better than I ever could have imagined. I can’t even begin to tell you what it was like. Until I can grasp what I actually did yesterday, I will share my story with you in pictures for now.

Getting Ready to Jump

Getting Ready to Jump

All Set

All Set

Best Friends

Best Friends

Vacationland Skydiving

Vacationland Skydiving

Free Fall

Free Fall

120mph fall

120mph fall

Open Parachute

Open Parachute

View

View

The Landing

The Landing

Back on solid ground

Back on solid ground

You have to try skydiving (even if these pictures make you sweat). It is important to push ourselves to try things out of our comfort zone. It makes us stronger. We grow and learn from every new (and scary) opportunity. Do it!!!

Skydive today with Vacationland Skydiving in Maine at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport!
207- 487- 5638

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22 thoughts on “Beyond Words

  1. Holy smokes! Those are some pretty amazing photos. I don’t know how I would react in your situation, but it’s also on my bucket list. Great job for crossing that off your list!

    • I was so happy when I saw the pictures! I reacted better in the end than I thought I would…but twice we got canceled due to weather so I was starting to loose hope that it was going to happen. When it actually happened I was excited. I was so nervous the second day we tried to jump.

      • How did you manage to conquer your fear? I can imagine now.. it’s almost like you’re forfeiting full control of your body and relying solely on gravity and the parachute to guide you to safety. Eeek!

      • I have no idea how I did it! I was feeling sick with anticipation for days, but I carried on! When I got to the airport I started to get excited rather than anxious (thank goodness)! And when I finally got into the plane I was pumped to finally do it.

  2. Jess,it might have been really an amazing experience. I’m sure you will never forget it! Great photos! Unfortunately I’m not so brave like you, I have to confess I’m a little afraid of heights! I really don’t like the idea of jumping in the middle of nothing… although once in a while I force myself to face this crazy fear, but I think I’m still not prepared for a skydive! : )

    • I will never forget it. Even though I was so nervous the day before I was feel ill! But I did it! I’m not afraid of heights, but I often get nervous to leave the height…which I did at an incredibly fast speed. Keep facing your fears. You don’t have to jump out of a plane just yet! Would you consider bungee jumping or a Tarzan swing? What about zip-lining?

  3. What an exciting thing to do! You are much braver than me. I can just imagine how amazing it must feel to be falling through the air…although that thought actually scared me as well as the ground will be aproaching at quite a high speed!

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