OK! Well so the flight is over and I am safely back on planet Earth
In case you missed the memo, I was doing a charity skydive. Although this is not the first time I have fulfilled the criteria of conquering one’s fear as offered by “101 Things to Do” (that honour goes to dealing with fear of airplanes when I was in graduate school), it is the first one that is really getting written up and posted.
Acrophobia is the proper term for having a fear of heights and it affects up to 5% of the general population. Unfortunately I am one of those people. So what better way than to try to deal with it this way?
I raised money for The National MS Society about $752. My friend Connie donated so much money, I cannot even tell you how crazy that was. What a lady!
I think I was worse off mentally before the skydive than during it. The freefall itself, not so bad. I really should have taken some Dramamine though. That parachute ride, very nauseating. Surprisingly I was not terribly scared. WHY WASN’T I SCARED DURING THE DIVE???
For the record, don’t land like I did! I didn’t get hurt BUT I should not have landed that way.
I have a video of it!
I am willing to entertain the thought of doing that again. 🙂
Anyone know of any group that wants to help me fundraise for them, so I can do that again?
Completed : 2014