“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
Last September 29, I decided to conquer my fear of heights, by jumping out of a plane, for the very first time. 🙂
Supposedly, I will be doing that once-in-a-lifetime skydive experience exactly on my 30th birthday, last September 9. However, due to some important events in between, I needed to delay it a bit.
So I flew from Hong Kong (directly from the office to the airport) to catch my evening (overnight) flight to the Land Down Under.
It was quite a bumpy ride, but since I have this talent of not having difficulties finding sleep even during trips (shorts and long ones), I still had a good sleep, after watching Oceans 8 on my plane tv monitor. And so I woke up with these lovely views:
So in Sydney, I just met my bestfriend to walk around and had a great lunch @ one of my fave restaurants in the city– Tap Rooms, while waiting for my connecting flight to Gold Coast.
Indeed- it’s Golden (pertaining to Gold Coast)
Before the skydive experience, I woke up early to have my early morning walk by the beach and also to catch the sunrise in Gold Coast. Indeed, it’s golden.
Here’s my breakfast after the morning walk:
The Moment of Truth
At the reception of Gold Coast Skydive Center, I was asked to fill out forms for proper documentation, etc. I was a bit early, so I was asked to take my time filling them all out. I also got the chance to see the earlier batch of first-time sky divers like me, who had mixed emotions before that jumping in the shuttle that will take them to the airplane of skydivers.
Indeed, as the saying goes, “Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage, and something great will come out of it.” On that twenty-second free fall. I just felt pure bliss and no fear at all. I just enjoyed the beautiful creation from high above. It was really a great choice to conquer my fear by doing this extreme skydiving.
After that, my tandem skydiver did few spinning stunts. Like spinning a bottle up in the air. At that moment, I felt dizzy. But of course, still managed to enjoy the view and controlled myself not to throw up (in the air, haha, because that would be soo gross).
But overall, it was a very remarkable experience. I just scratched off SKYDIVING in my spontaneous bucket list. It was all worth it. 🙂 So for those who has that skydiving in their long waiting (bucket) list, Go for it! You can do it too, then share your experience too 🙂