“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
Earlier this month, I celebrated my birthday. For those who don’t know, I make a really big deal out of my day. I see it as a national holiday. Every year, I try something new to show gratitude for being blessed to see another year. This year, that adventure was INDOOR SKYDIVING.
As cliché as it may be, skydiving is on my bucket list. It has been since I was a teenager. Skydiving may be a life goal of mine, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid. The adventures I choose to experience on my birthday are to provide a new experience, not comfort. The experiences are meant to make me feel alive. After much consideration, I booked my indoor skydiving flight.
My nervousness was on full display on my way to IFly. I couldn’t control my legs from shaking as I remained quiet. When we arrived, something changed. My nerves turned into excitement and I knew that I had made the right choice. Prior to our flights, we had an information session about IFly, their instructors, and how to ensure the safety of the flyers. When it was my time to take flight, I closed my eyes. As I surrendered to the experience, I opened my eyes to see the amazement of the view below.
The rest is history. Indoor skydiving was super safe and fun. Since it was such a grand experience, I brought passes to return again. My adventurous birthday ritual has brought so many wonderful memories and I plan for its continuance for years to come!
What does your birthday mean to you?