I jumped from an airplane, and I survived. It was the single most terrifying thing I’ve ever done. Ever. After a few seconds, it became one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced. Terrifying and beautiful and something I’d do a hundred more times given the chance.


Yeah, yeah, another blog. But this one’s a little different. I’ve been needing to let go of a lot of angst and anger and frustration. So I’m setting out on a few adventures. Putting my life on the line, that sort of thing. Partly for the joy of the thrill, because who wouldn’t want that, and partly because I need the adrenaline to annihilate all the bad stuff. Today was a good start.

I hope to keep this blog up. We know how fickle I am, but I’ve also been dealing with a lot of crap. My goal with this space is to accentuate the positive—to find good things in life and show that all that negativity doesn’t have to consume me. I’ve been an exceptional example of how destructive wallowing in sorrows can be.

Blowing off steam in a journal can be helpful, but I’ve discovered that when I do that too often the bad stuff settles in all nice and cozy and perpetuates my misery.


So, I jumped from an airplane today and for 60 seconds I was as free as a person could physically be. Out with the bad, clean slate for the new…for the good. If you’re up for an adventure, stop by now and then and see what I’ve found. I’m on the lookout for more to share.

Life is good.





Author: uncaged

When Picasso painted a blue Seated Woman in a Chair, he was unconsciously thinking of me.

6 thoughts on “free”

    1. Or maybe I was forcing him…

      It didn’t even really feel like falling. It was like a super strong fan was blowing the air upward while the ground got closer. Then I pulled the chute and everything got really peaceful and quiet. It took one minute of free fall to drop 8,000 feet and another five minutes to fall the last 6,000. Crazy, right? Geez, the more I think about it…what the hell? I really am nuts. (And I’d do it again in a heartbeat.)

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  1. Hi! I’ve been away with the kids for a few days and trying to catch up now! Sounds like an incredible experience, I loved the way you described it in your reply above, definitely makes me less fearful of doing it! I hope you’re well 😊

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    1. Thank you 🙂

      That’s great that you had that time with them. I hope all is well. Everything on this end is wonderful.

      As far as the skydiving goes, it turns out that there’s nothing to be afraid of. Fantastic experience…you should try it!

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    1. We were above the clouds, which is why the sky looks blue, but I was looking out at the clouds and down at the ground, so I didn’t see blue sky. It was really cool to go through the clouds and to see the ground get closer. The ground was flat, green farmland. I don’t remember it being scary.

      I’m going again next week. 🙂

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