Yes. that slightly distorted, yet smiling face, is mine!
Yesterday I went indoor skydiving.
It was ace.
You don’t have to be physically fit or mega flexible and it’s ok if you don’t like heights (just don’t get the instructor to take you up for a spin).
It’s one of those really cool adventure things you can do with little/no preparation and leaves you with no pain or problems – just a big old smile on your face.
When we were on our way home, my partner said to me ‘ I think I’ve found something that’s more fun than snowboarding’ I replied that I think this wins hands down as the first time I went snowboarding I could barely walk the next day.
It was an amazing feeling to genuinely feel like I was flying on a cushion of air, but you know what the best thing a bout it was? The fact that I’m now looking for something else new to try.
Don’t get me wrong – I will definitely be doing this again ( in fact we’ve already booked up to learn some new moves and tricks) but I want to find something else new and amazing too.
We can all get a bit stuck in our routines from time to time, and when we try something new it can encourage us to try more and more new things.
So, if you haven’t done anything new for a while – what are you going to try?
I’m asking because I’m looking for ideas 🙂
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I’m not the sort of person who wants to jump out of a plane (well not if it can land safely anyway)
I don’t do bungee jumps and I have no desire to fling myself off a building, but I do quite fancy feeling what it would be like to be freefalling.
So today, I’ve booked to do an indoor skydive.
All of the fun, none of the abject terror.
I’ve booked it for a couple of weeks time, and I’ll let you know how it goes when I’ve done it (maybe even post a video if it’s not too mortifying) but just booking it got me to thinking about how important it is to try new things.
Yes, I’m taking a safe option rather than doing the real skydiving experience, but it’s something new. I’ll be going to a new place, meeting new people, learning a new skill and experiencing a new sensation. All of this is important to keeping my brain working at it’s best – forming new pathways and firing off adrenaline centres. Who knows, I might even love it so much I want to take the next step and do the plane thing (I doubt it, but you never know).
The weekend is a great time to do new things, but also to plan them, which is all part of the fun.
What do you fancy trying that will broaden your experience?
When are you going to do something about it?
Have a great weekend x