“…On My Way to Living My Best Life”

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

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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.


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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?







32 thoughts on ““…On My Way to Living My Best Life”

  1. Adjust The Focus says:

    Such an amazing post! I honestly feel birthdays should be celebrated it signifies joy and it also gives you a chance to fulfill the impossible I’m hoping to jump for a plane one day for my 30th birthday lol thanks for sharing this post!


  2. Kemi says:

    My friend did the ACTUAL skydiving on her birthday in summer and I’m just not *that* brave at all…so this your idea of indoor skydiving is more in my wheelhouse lol. I just might do it for mine in December. Go all out and do something way outta my comfort zone.


  3. Melissa says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun on your birthday! Indoor skydiving looks so fun. I would be much more likely to do that than actual skydiving.


  4. l dove says:

    Oh wow that looks like so much fun!! I think we should all take more chances in life, I did it recently and it has left me feeling as though I can take on anything!


  5. Gervin Khan says:

    This is such a great experience and super awesome. To be honest I really want to experience indoor skydiving too. You sure living the best of your life.


  6. Elizabeth O says:

    Glad that you’ve enjoyed your birthday. I want to spend my special day with my family and to do the best things I will never forget. Great memories will last forever.


  7. Bianca Sasha says:

    I always use my bday to reevaluate where I am- am I happy? am I going toward my goals? it’s the perfect time for reflection!


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