Ken: So, when are you going to jump out of a plane with me?
Me: Well, ummm, don’t we have to give a lot of notice?
Ken: No. Just a week or so.
Me (sighing in a big way): Okay, dammit. You suck. Let’s pick a weekend.
Depending on whether you’re new or not to Shut Up and Run, you may remember that for our 15th anniversary in June Ken gave us both a tandem skydiving jump (also the same night a bat jumped into my crotch). Thing is, I thought I might get out of this. I mean – Dean Karnazes and skydiving and gum surgery all in one month? Holy crap my pants.
But, I made a promise. And it’s paid for. And there is a video waiting to be shot of me jumping from 15,000 feet, so I guess it needs to happen. I will wear a Depends under my skydiving outfit because who knows what’s going to squirt out in fear.
Two airplanes maybe? Just so we don’t leave the kids orphaned? That way if Ken goes first and *splats* or the plane crashes I just won’t do it. The kids will still have one parent. See how considerate I am?
What are you doing this month to step outside of your comfort zone?
Of all the people I have ever known, those who have pursued their dreams and failed have lived a much more fulfilling life than those who have put their dreams on a shelf for fear of failure. ~Author Unknown
I guess skydiving might be the one thing you don’t want to “fail” at.