Tomorrow will mark two years since I’ve been skydiving. Falling through the air was seriously one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. It went by like a blur and I don’t remember much of it anymore. That’s why it’s crucial to purchase the video after.
I’ve been looking into getting my USPA A license. Which essentially means you have completed 25 supervised jumps and now you can jump on your own. The prices I’ve been looking at are around $2800 but I came across a place that does it for $2400. What if I spent my summer getting my A license? That would be so so so great. I would love every second of it I’m sure. I’m curious if I would ever get sick of it or the thrill would subside while doing the jumps. The only thing is, I have $3000 in my savings so the skydiving course would clearly take out a large chunk.
But aren’t we supposed to take risks like this? I would regret it for a very long time if I never got my A license. I’ve always wanted to go skydiving and when me and my friend went out on whim two years ago, I was so so glad that I did. This would for sure make me happy. It’s just a lot of money.
I learned a lot about fear while I was skydiving. Will Smith said it best, “The point of maximum fear is at the point of maximum safety.” He talks about how scared we are in the airplane but that’s the safest spot! When we jump out and we are flying through the air, which is the most unsafe spot, we realize there was no point for us to be scared. It’s seriously a beautiful feeling.
I’m just fearful about this thing. What if I don’t enjoy it? What if I need the money in the future because the whole pandemic recession?
I understand this whole problem is very very very first world. I’m complaining about spending $2400. Clearly I am coming from a place of privilege. I understand that very well.
What are you scared of and what are you going to do about your fears?