Words can't really describe the feeling of free falling from 13,000 feet in the air. For an entire minute. After jumping out a perfectly good airplane.
How often do you shake up your life? Are you stuck in a rut, tired of your routines, not sure what to change or move?
I was feeling that way recently: stuck and bored. Something needed to change. Therefore it seemed like a good idea to take a leap - literally - and do something I had never done before.
Skydiving was something I had wanted to do for awhile, and for 'some reason' I kept putting it off. So why put it off any longer - there was nothing holding me back except ... me!
So just jump, I told myself. You know you want to do it, and NOW is the time.
Sure, people say 'why take the risk' or 'it's dangerous' or other things in warning. And I appreciate and understand that these well meaning people are concerned for my safety while at the same time projecting their fears onto me.
My attitude, however, is Life is for Living. Do the thing. Take the risk! What's the worst that could happen?
I could die. Sure! And I will die, when it's my time. ln the meantime, though, if I don't try new things, I will die in other ways while I am still very much alive.
So, on a gorgeous September day, with only a few high clouds in the ultra-blue sky, I jumped. Without hesitation. With complete faith and trust, and 100% excitement.
WOW! Talk about a completely new view! What a way to see things differently!!
I loved the entire experience so much - the rush of adrenaline, the feeling of weightlessness, the unbelievable quiet high in the sky - that I went back a few days later and jumped again. (And will be doing it again!)
It's the new experiences that feed my soul. Doing something out of the ordinary, shaking things up, facing the fear, stepping out of an old fallback story. Creating anew, staying curious, while knowing that my life on this planet is finite.
I choose to live fully, embracing what's new, trying new things and open to new possibilities.
Jumping out of that airplane helped me to see what's possible for me in new and different ways. In addition to seeing things differently from the air, I also see what's possible while standing on the ground.
I am out of my rut.
What about you? What's something new you've tried today, or in the past week? I invite/challenge you to add something new and out of the ordinary to your to do list. And please let me know how it changes your perspective!
© Catherine Borowski, 2020
Live a wealthy life.
Catherine Borowski, life coach, knows that life can be messy. Though digging into the mess, beauty emerges in the most unexpectedly brilliant ways.