I skydived! And it was awesome and amazing and crazy fun and I can’t wait to do it again!! Seriously, I want to jump again right now.

I was hoping to post the video here, but I can’t figure out how to share it. So, you’ll just have to come over to my house and watch it. It’s pretty funny. I swear, I had my mouth open the entire time. I was either  wooting it up or talking or laughing or something. But my damn lips never shut! Next time I jump I’m going to look a lot cooler.

I do have pictures, though! So here’s a little photo montage of me in action.

Here’s my view right before I jumped…

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And here I am right after I jumped. Although it was more like Leon (that’s my instructor) gently nudged me out of the plane. It was really easy and not at all scary. Check out the airplane right behind me!

right after jump

The free fall was amazing! Look, Mom, no parachute!

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The free fall lasted about 30 seconds and then Leon pulled on the chute. We coasted down for about 5 minutes after that. I wanted to stay up in the sky ALL DAY!

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Here I am getting to steer! See my hand on that yellow cord? That guides the chute. I tugged with my right hand and then my left  so we could do turns. It was like being on a roller coaster in the sky. Totally rocked! (And shh… it made me a teensy bit nauseous.) Also notice, my mouth is open. *shakes head* Oh, Leon also said I could slide off my goggles if I wanted to, so I did. The scenery was beautiful.

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Our landing was seamless and I was so sorry for the jump to come to an end. That’s me looking to the sky and wishing I was still up there!

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I’ve so got the bug now you guys! You can be sure I’ll jump again in 2015. I really loved it and wasn’t nervous or worried for even a second. This was a really special way to spend my mom’s birthday – yep, she jumped too and rocked it – and now I’m anxious to figure out my next adventure. :) Who’s with me?

Posted December 8, 2014 by Robin Bielman in Life Lately / 10 Comments

10 responses to “I DID IT!

  1. elena k

    great pictures robin!I love that you are laughing all the time. I am really curious now what you are going to do next!

    • Robin

      Hi Elena! I have a feeling my instructor thought I was the biggest dork! As for next… I think I’d like to try paragliding. After jumping out of a plane, that should be a piece of cake! LOL

  2. I adore the pictures, Robin. But you’re a braver woman than I am. There is NO way, nope, nada, not doing it. Ha ha. Happy birthday to your mom and tell she’s brave too.

    • Robin

      Hi Roben! I’ve decided as I get older, to put fear aside. I’m going to try everything. :) And I bet you could do it. It really was so much easier than I thought it would be!

  3. Considering I have a fear of heights and an even bigger fear of airplanes, there’s definitely no way I’d ever skydive, but holy cow does it look like an incredible experience! So glad you loved it! :)

  4. Anita H

    That’s awesome, Robin! Way to go! I still don’t think I’d have the guts to jump out of a plane but it sure looked like you had a blast :)

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