Dear Mom – There’s something I need to tell you…
Now I didn’t think I’d ever be saying this.
Ok – here goes…
I’m going skydiving.
THERE. It’s finally off my chest! Whew.
I know, I know, I know. WHY would I voluntarily leave (well, not just leave – but leap from!) a plane while it was thousands of feet in the air? Yeah, just not my style.
Frankly, I’m not sure this has all really sunk in yet. I don’t know that I’ll really understand what I’ve committed to until I see that airplane door open and the ground waaaaaaaaay down below. Thank god the ultimate decision of whether I go is not up to me – not sure I’d be able to do it – you’ll be happy to know that I’ll be harnessed to a professional jumper (cool title for the biz cards).
So who put me up to this?
No one. Honest. If you want to direct your motherly angst at someone, though, choose Joel at Blog of Impossible Things. He’s organizing this mission – but he’s also the one who sent me the macadamia nuts from Hawaii! See, he’s really a nice guy! Though I bet his mother worries about him, too…
Joel, me, and about 498 others are descending on Portland for the World Domination Summit conference this weekend, which promises to be really, really awesome (I think I read that on their marketing materials). Anyway, since Joel likes “impossible” things, he thought skydiving would be a great way to kick the weekend off!
He sent the word out and I signed up. I also convinced my buddy Jacob (one of the people I stayed with in NY) to go, too! I know Jacob will thank me… and yes, I’m sure his mother worries, too. That is, if she knows; last I checked, Jacob hadn’t broken the news, either – I wonder if she reads about the Awesomeness that is Nonstop?
What, me worry?
I’m sure it will all go smoothly. Plus, I’m opting for the DVD package, so we can watch the sheer terror and (hopefully) outrageous joy during my freefall over and over and over again! If I’m going to do this, I want video proof!
In case you want to know when to pray: the morning of Friday, June 3rd. I promise to call you afterward.
I know I’ll have nerves about this, and I know that as my Mom, you will, too. No getting around either of those things since we’re, you know – human. :-)
As you know, there have been a few unconventional things I’ve done that have worked out alright. Like moving to LA to be an actor (I got paid!), selling all my stuff (I got paid!), and traveling full-time (looking to get paid!). In fact, here’s a video I shot back in December on Oahu, where I needed to push through my waterfall fear… and yes, I survived (hope I didn’t ruin the ending there).
Sometimes Mom, you just gotta jump.
PS – I have no plans to go bungee jumping. That’s just plain crazy.
For more on my Mom – you can check out my interview with her here.
Anything in your life you *know* you need to push through? I’ll be waiting on the other side! :-)
I’d love to hear your answer along with any other comments you have below.
Until next time,
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