10 Things I Learnt from Skydiving

About a month or so ago, I took the plunge and did a skydive, in Queenstown, New Zealand. The cost of it was what was holding me back, but I was having a rough time and really wanted to do something for myself. Before I knew it, I had booked it in. I am scared of heights, but the way I see it is we have one life, and I want to make the most of every opportunity and try new things. From the experience, I learnt a number of things:

  1. Book yourself in if possible, that way it is harder to back out when/if your nerves get to you.
  2. When you finish the skydive, you will struggle to wipe the smile off your face for at least an hour.

    Sums up how I felt post skydive!
    Sums up how I felt post skydive!
  3. When you go up in the plane, it’s not as high as when you go overseas. You can in fact see the ground (I guess I thought I would be jumping out into the clouds!).
  4. If you are scared of heights like me, at least try not to look down.
  5. When skydiving in winter, wear more than two layers.
  6. You have a face. Until you skydive. When you sky dive in winter, it literally feels like you have no face.
  7. As hard as you try to look nice and smile for the sky diving photos on the way down, you are going to look ridiculous in all of them. Embrace it.

    The not-so-close ones still look great!
    The not-so-close ones still look great!
  8. You won’t make friends with any birds.
  9. Free falling at 200kmph is fast. And you are free falling. I cannot even begin to describe how amazing it feels.
  10. The ground is your friend. And once the adrenalin and excitement eventually wears off, your bed is your friend.

 

Amazing!
Amazing!

Honestly, if you get a chance to sky dive I would seriously recommend it. When people ask “what was it like? How does it feel when you are free falling?” I literally cannot describe it. You really have to experience it for yourself.

 

Emma

 

 

 

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