Thursday, September 24, 2015

#TBT:: Skydiving!

Back in the summer of 2011, I was feeling pretty adventurous. I had just moved to a new city, started my first big girl job, was making new friends, and felt like I needed to keep trying new things. One day at work, my co-workers and I stumbled across a deal on Living Social for skydiving. Before I knew it, we had all purchased the deal and were planning a date to go jump out of a perfectly good airplane!

This was by far the craziest thing I have ever done in my life, and when we pulled up to the Illinois Skydiving Center, I was seriously questioning my sanity. It was literally just a shed in a random field in the middle of nowhere. I felt like I was in a scene right out of a horror movie. Luckily, once we got inside, the staff was extremely nice and excited to take us on our skydiving adventure.

Overall, I really loved this experience and, given the opportunity, would do it again.  I have always been afraid of heights, so I like to think that this was me conquering my fear (even though they still scare me). 

Here are a few pictures of my skydiving experience:

Getting ready to jump out of an airplane!
Well, here goes nothing....
I'd say I was a little scared at this point.  
One of my favorite parts - the camera man grabbed my arm and spun us!
Free falling!
Landing was a bit rough.
This is my "holy crap, I can't believe I just did that!" face.

If you ever decide to jump out of an airplane, I definitely recommend splurging for the picture/video package. I love having all of the pictures and video to look back on.


Emily Ann

P.S. Check out the video, too!