This week I am picking a writing prompt from this book I recently bought. This prompt this week is:
Name something you're afraid to try but really want to. What makes you afraid to try it?
I have wanted to try skydiving since I saw Will Smith talk about his experience doing it. He says he confronted fear. He also says that it is the point of maximum danger and minimum fear. It honestly looks likes the most excellent and scariest experience of all time.
My cousin has been a few times and confirms how amazing the experience is.
The reason I have not tried it is also the reason I want to do it. FEAR.
I have a fear of not having control. This is the reason I try to plan and prepare for everything. I honestly feel like skydiving would be a therapeutic experience for me. I would come face to face with my greatest fear. ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL!
Therapy has helped with my control issues, but I still feel like skydiving would be amazing for me and JUST FUN!
And while facing that fear and still being able to jump out of the plane, I would be fearless.
In an article in Jumptown, a skydiving website in Massachusetts, they describe the way skydiving makes you feel as:
To leap out above the clouds, far above (and in spite of) the crowd that tells you you're crazy for doing it, is quite literally falling in love. It gets you out of your worried head; it shows you how powerful you are; it gives you a peek at just how much brilliance life has in store for you.
Past injuries and future preoccupations literally disappear during a skydive. During that time in the sky, you are one hundred percent present. For some, that's a gift beyond price.
Maybe one day, I will be able to build the courage to go skydiving. You know I have done the research on the subject and found a place near the beach. Does anybody want to come?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.