Skydiving can be an intense experience. What happens when you're done?
For some people, the mere thought of their skydive gets their heart rate up and the adrenaline going again, even days or months after they jumped! They want to tell all their friends about it (several times) and show their video to anyone who will sit still long enough.
Other people report that the rest of their life seems so easy compared with the experience of skydiving. This can be a very positive thing; if you can jump out of a perfectly good airplane, you can do anything!
Many people skydive to face their fears—of heights, flying or any other number of things. Once they jump, they realize they can face other fears in their life, too.
So, what do you do with this newfound passion? Should you quit your job, move to a drop zone and skydive for the rest of your life? Some people do, but that's certainly not the only option! Many people are weekend jumpers or skydive only a handful of times each year. It's something that each person needs to decide how it fits into their life.
How Skydiving Changed My Life
Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you stop looking for something you really want or need, it finds you? Skydiving did that for me in two ways. I found myself and I found my soul mate: two things in life that had eluded me for a long time.
I went for my first tandem when I was 21, and I was instantly hooked. I had never flown in a plane before, so the experience was even more exciting. I can still remember that first plane ride,...
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