One of my crazy escapades in Greece was bungee jumping from the Corinth Canal bridge. I am absolutely TERRIFIED of heights and I swore up and down that I wasn’t going to jump. But something in that moment pushed me to let go- and just jump. As cliché as it sounds, that bungee jump turned out to be such a life metaphor for me. I’m always so terrified to jump that I just stand back and watch everyone else jump- happy in my own comfort zone. But when I did jump, I experienced a few seconds of the most exhilarating freefall of my life. All that to say, today I am re-inspired. Re-inspired to keep jumping…. So I never miss out on a freefall that could be the most exhilarating of my life.
So, enough of my emotional journey. I’ll get to the good stuff…the reason you’ll be happy you clicked on this post. After I was slowly pulled back to the platform, the air still sucked out of my lungs, my eyes still wide open, my legs still shaking, I realized I would never forget that jump. Not because it was amazingly high and not because it was a symbolic life journey- but because there was a video. A video I’ll never live down.
People confidently claimed they were sure I was dying from the sounds I made while freefalling. Well, I’ve locked up the DVD in my room, shielding it from the multiple attempts to put it on YouTube. But I decided I’d beat my little sister to it. So here you are. Laugh really hard. Pee your pants...I am a dying hyena, I know.