Sky Diving Experience

Topics: Friends, Sky1, Risk Pages: 2 (721 words) Published: November 15, 2006

Through your life you come across a number of risks. Each risk you are faced with comes with certain choices and circumstances. Some risks are greater than others and it's up to you to decide weather or not the risk is worth taking. One particular risk that stands out most in my mind is the time when I went skydiving with all my friends. This event has greatly changed the way I view life. Ever since I first got introduced to skydiving I have had a fascination with the sky and would always dream of the day when I could go skydiving myself. One night my friends and I were hanging out and watching a movie. In the movie we saw a bunch of people skydiving and my friend Mike as a joke said that we should go too. At that moment no one was really serious about it but I knew in my mind that I wanted it. I started to get my friends into it by basically beating it into their heads. That night we looked up all the information we needed and decided to go two weeks later, on a Saturday. We figured that the risk of going skydiving is worth the thrill and no matter what happens you only live once so why waste it. At that point we found a reputable place in New Jersey were we scheduled our skydiving adventure. This consisted of a three hour lesson, a training video, and a one on one personal lesson with a licensed instructor. Waiting for the day that we were going to jump was the longest two weeks of my life. Through those upcoming days we would talk about the day when were going to jump, the anticipation was building and now the risks seemed to be greater then I expected. I soon realized that I should stop worrying and just relax, because I knew that there was no turning back. I couldn't back down and tell my friends that I am not going. My friends just wouldn't except that answer from me, so I knew I had no choice.

When the faithfull day came I had no worries, I was ready to jump and sore in the sky like a bird. On that day all of us got...
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