The whole thought of skydiving is one big leap of faith. For me personally I subscribe to the philosophy of why would one want to jump out of a perfectly good running airplane? Sometimes it's the thrill or the bragging rights to say, "I did this and didn't think that I could. A new confidence is born!" Other times, its something on your bucket list you want to check off as having done. But the whole process of spending three hours learning, another hour prepping and another hour thinking about it as you get in the plane and then moving to the end of the open door on the plane and then in one fast swift motion, saying to yourself, "I can't back down now." And jumping into a free fall like a bad dream that you can't wake from. Only this time it's real and it feels great, fresh, exhilarating, like a bird. You had faith in the people, the plane, the pilot, the equipment and more importantly yourself.
www.canvasondemand.com and uploaded the photo. Entered my groupon code and the canvas arrived in 10 days and is stunningly perfect. Since this first purchase I have bought a $10 groupon for 2 tickets to the local movie theatre that included 2 free popcorn and 2 free large sodas, that's a savings of twenty bucks right there! The second groupon was for our trip to New Orleans for $10 we got $20 worth of food at Tully's Pizza. You can look in cities where you will be traveling and purchase a groupon to use on your stay or visit in that city. This was by far the best value ever.
I had been talking about one of my childhood memories of my first job as a newspaper delivery girl. I worked all month and collected at the end of each month all the money from my 50 house route. I was in high school and still got up every morning at 4AM to deliver papers. I pulled a red flyer wagon on Sundays attached to my bike in the snow to make my deliveries. It was hard work, I earned $30 for the month and I rewarded myself on payday with a $5 pizza from Bova's Pizza. The pizza was out of this world and I had never found any place that made the sauce like Mama Bova did. When we used the groupon at Tully's I was so surprised to find that they used the same recipe as Bovas. I loved this place. I would have never relived this childhood dream without groupon.
Since then we've gotten $10 free chocolate, more canvases, restaurant groupons and more. There are other sites trying to be the same as groupon such as www.livingsocial.com and you can use these for traveling also. The point is for us to say that technology isn't for us and we don't "get into all that computer stuff" is like throwing money away. If you drive a car, wake up to an alarm clock, watch tv and call people using a telephone, I've got news for you, you already are using "computer stuff" and don't know it. So have a leap of faith and try out one new thing, and then another and another. You can save money and try new things you wouldn't have known about.
For me the right thing to do is to watch the skydive from the ground and video it with my camera from below. But I will confess, I would try it if it was in the Smokey Mountains and I got a view of this sunset again while jumping. Then I wouldn't care if I died of a heart attack or if I landed with a splat! How's that for a true leap of faithless? If only I could get the predetermined number of buyers for this kind of leap, then we could do it together....we'd call it a groupoff!