I found it, that deep rooted sense of peace. The one we so often read about, dream about and hope for, a deep rooted peace that overcomes you, and settles in the still places of your heart.

I decided to do something I had always reserved for relationships. There are things I deemed fit for a relationship, adventures I would tuck away deep in my relationship wish box. Adventures, travel thrills and romantic moments that I always believed would be reserved for the day I had a handsome man on my arm who I would share these moments with and not a second before.

I have a bucket list like many other people. Adventures that will send a thrill of adrenaline into my blood stream, moments that would take my breath away and times that would prove that I have a daring nature. My bucket list is similar to many other people, sky diving, bungee jumping, shark diving and all things adrenaline. The difference though I revered the time these moments would come to pass, I looked forward to a time where my bucket list would have ticks next to items, because I would then be able to prove that hey! I am living my best life, nothing short of best and absolutely amazingly awesome life! The glitch was that these bucket list items always spawned a rather handsome fella in it when I would envision what these moments would look like. So, subconsciously I was waiting. Waiting for a time where I could have my bucket list see the light, waiting for there to be a man on my arm to make my bucket list come to life. I had no idea that I was waiting till the opportunity to live life on the other side of adventure presented itself and I froze!

“I cannot possibly jump out a moving plane alone”

“How would it look if I went sky diving alone?”

‘Surely, I would come across as the world’s craziest single person ever to live!”

“Obviously, you have lost you single mind!”

Were the thoughts that came to me at the thought of going skydiving.

So, the idea of jumping out a fully functional plane took root! I was going to go sky diving. The only prerequisite was that I tell no one and I allow myself to go into this adventure all by myself. The liberty of making the decision to go sky diving was intoxicating, it had my blood pumping because I never, in my wildest dreams would have imagined the liberty that lies on the other end of wanting to take on adventure alone. What started as a crazy idea, took root and I eventually couldn’t get myself to think of nothing other than the feeling of jumping out of a moving plane, with only a parachute and my life in my hands. I was excited and Lord knows, at that point, nothing could stop me. Well, until I was at the edge of the plane and it was time to jump. There is no feeling in the world that comes close, to seeing yourself at the edge of a plane (with the door open) and taking that step into the unknown. Not knowing what feeling lies on the other side of the jump, whether it will feel like a near death experience, or whether it will feel like the world tilted on it axis, or whether it will feel like flying.

It felt like my heart had left my body, stayed on the plane and bid me farewell. In 5 seconds you realize that you are crazy and genuinely need to get yourself checked. However, it feels like the most liberating, heart freeing experience of your life. Your body gives into the feeling of adrenaline, a mixer of pleasure and exuberance takes over and you realize for the first time in your life, nothing in this life can ever have you feel, will ever come close because you have overcome your worst fear, falling out of a plane!

Would I do it again, hell no! Would I recommend it? Ten times over.

Why would I not do it again? It’s a bucket list item, meaning that I am onto new adventures and trying new things. Till next time, I am officially cooler than you! I jumped out of a FULLY FUNCTIONAL MOVING PLANE AND CALLED IT SKY DIVING!

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With Love

From One Powerhouse to another

Love Mavis (@maviselias)


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