Tag: parachute

So do you pack your own parachute?

  This is the top question I get asked when people learn I skydive. And the answer is a resounding, yes – actually I prefer to.

Skydiving: another season comes and goes.

Fall has come and gone. The last few vibrant leaves cling to the trees as a crisp wind blows past.  For many this marks the end of our skydiving season. Some of us crazy people will visit the one dropzone that stays open all…

Skydiving: maybe I am a skydiver now.

The sun glints brightly outside the hard metal plane. The light flicks to red, as a chorus of “door” is yelled out through the plane. I turn away from the excited tandem student beside me and push up the plane door.  I peek out…

Skydiving: Solo certified!

I did it, I did it, I did it (well a few weeks ago, but this is late)! I am officially a solo certified skydiver. I have a real CSPA license card and everything. And what does that mean? Well basically I am allowed…

Taking Risks

“The thought of leading a boring existence might be even more frightening than the idea of jumping out of an airplane at 15,000 feet.” “Indeed, some experts have suggested that taking risks, ironically, may bring periods of welcome abandon to individuals who have trouble…

Skydiving: starting to learn something

The look as I tell people I went skydiving again is something to behold.  But why? Didn’t you just go? Why would you want to do that again? Most people can understand one jump, in a cross-it-off-your-bucket-list way, but doing it again seriously baffles…

Skydiving: Definitely addictive

Why did I want to do it? People keep asking. Mostly as a 25th birthday present to myself.  But, that doesn’t really answer it. I have dreaded this birthday for a long time. I feel like I should have my shit together by now. …

Skydiving: I think I am addicted.

I am just as excited today, as yesterday, after being fresh off my jump. I was expecting to be terrified; not love it this much.  I waited for fear to set in and it never did, just an incredible sense of wonder. So now,…