After not seeing seeing my friends for about one whole month, I finally got to hang out with them last Saturday. I had such a fun time as we talked about how our summer had been going and what we did. As we ate the most delicious frozen yogurt we all caught up with what our lives had turned into during the summer. And then we started talking about all the amusement parks we had been to and all of the frightening roller coasters.
Then we came up with a great idea! We all decided that we wanted to go sky diving! Well most of us because there were two who said that they did not want to. Chickens! No not really because I know that I am going to be so scared if I actually go through with it. I mean, we were just talking about doing it and I was already nervous. I was picturing myself in that moment when the instructor straps me down, when he opens the door, and counts down 3.. 2...1... I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it.
The first time I ever did something scary such as a roller coaster I cried. I had gone on a family trip with some of my cousins, we were at universal studios, and I even remember the name of the roller coaster: The Dueling Dragons. Even the name was intimidating. This roller coaster consisted of two different ones incorporated into one. And I was too scared and I did not go on with my cousins when they went on the first time, I stayed behind crying. But then I was so surprised when they all came back alive, and even smiling, laughing, and talking about how cool it was. So that convinced me to go on. So this time I went with them to the line, and as we waited my heart began beating faster and faster. I was extremely nervous as we got closer and closer. Once I sat down on the seat and they strapped me down I though that I had made the worst decision in my life! I began panicking and crying, but it was too late to turn back. My cousin Angie tried to calm me down, and that freaked me out even more.
It was my first crazy and adrenaline pumping experience, and since that moment I have loved those kinds of moments! Now I love getting on roller coasters and scary rides, I still get nervous but I am always happy after I get on. Now, I just wonder if I will have the same experience with sky diving. It is a huge step for me and extremely frightening. I get nervous just thinking about it. I'm worried that something will go wrong, that the parachute won't work and I come crashing down. Something could just go extremely wrong! But I have heard that it is safe, that those things never really happen. So I think that I am going to gather my strength and courage and go for it. It's going to definitely be the most frightening thing that I've ever done in my life, but if so many people have done it, then why can't I? I chose to have a positive outlook on it. I chose to not let my head push me to escape this fear, but give myself a chance to live life, because if I don't overcome what scares me and and take down the fears and barriers in my life, I will never be able to grow as a person.