What would you rather? Sky diving or white water rafting? This summer I went Skydiving with Vacationland Skydiving and White Water Rafting with Three Rivers White Water in Maine, USA. I am hard pressed to choose which adventure sport I like the most! I love them all! Which would you prefer?
“The way life should be.” ~ Maine’s Motto
My first two attempts at skydiving in Pittsfield, Maine were cancelled due to the weather. It was literally raining on my parade! Disappointed, I knew the third attempt would be my last and final opportunity to skydive during my time in Maine before needing to return home. Fellow Canadian Brad Fisher, owner of Vacationland Skydiving, updated me each morning with the weather at the field. Third time was a charm because the weather was perfect on August 11th to jump at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. It could not have possibly been a more stunning day to jump out of a plane. Clear blue sunny skies. No cloud in sight. It just goes to show that everything happens for a reason.
I have always wanted to skydive, but the right opportunity had not come up until now. What better way to ring in the big 3.0., but to jump out of a plane? I had to do something dramatic, right? Each year that I get older, I feel younger. I am a young soul. Teaching middle school definitely keeps me young and alive. I even get my fashion tips from my students! I thrive on their energy. Turning 30 was actually quite exciting! 30 is the new 20 right? Honestly, turning 30 to means more experience, opportunity, and my upcoming year off from work to travel! Starting my thirties off with a 120 mph free fall is the perfect entry into ‘adult-hood’ for me.
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.
Today I am going skydiving with Vacationland Skydiving in Pittsfield Maine for my 30th birthday as a present to myself! Skydiving today will be even more special because my best friend Kristyn will be joining me. I am excited and scared at the same time! I’ve always wanted to go skydiving and I feel the time is now. Today is the day. What better way to celebrate the big thirty? As I watched the skydiving videos on Vacationland Skydiving‘s website the other day, the palms of my hands got sweaty with anticipation of what I am going to do. I can’t believe I am finally going to do it! I’m actually going to fall from the sky. My boyfriend asked me: why would you want to jump out of a perfectly good plane? Maybe he is right, although, he has this perspective because he is a pilot. The majority of my friends and family think I am insane, yet the few who have been skydiving have been cheering me on. I’ve been told it is the greatest thrill I will ever experience (I hope).
This is my top bucket list item right now! When dreams finally become reality.
Wish me luck! I think I might need it…