FearLESS At 15,000 Feet

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SkydivingYup, that’s right…I jumped out of a plane at 15,000 ft. Queenstown is one of the only places in the world where you can jump out of a plane at that altitude. I stepped out the aircraft door and for 65 seconds I plummeted towards the ground at 200KM/H (125m/h). After the freefall (which is the best feeling ever and yes it feels like your flying) Ralph, my tandem partner, opens the chute and we fly over the lake and mountains to the landing for about 5 minutes. You can only imagine what the view looked like from up above. It was beautiful. He even let me steer the chute! I figured if I was going to do this then go all out and jump the highest I could. It was thrilling, scary as hell, and ultimately effing awesome! I let myself go, I let go of the fear and for a few minutes I was flying like a bird and nothing else mattered. It was peaceful. The world was silent. I dedicated this jump to my 3 little birds, who gave me the courage and wings that day to overcome my fear.

I must not fear, fear is the mind killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain

- Frank Herbert

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4 Responses to “FearLESS At 15,000 Feet”
  1. kchatz13 says:

    Love the quote.. Looks like fun. Great for you!! Enjoy Monica - Katie Chatz

  2. Hutch's House says:

    Good God Mon! Pretty sure that is something that I won't be doing, but sounds like your experience was amazing. Glad you are having such a great time over there and I look forward to having you come down to Indy and cook in our kitchen!

  3. icarra1 says:

    Amazing, you go, girl!!!

  4. seng says:

    wonderful!

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