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I WENT SKYDIVING!

Yesterday, I was able to cross something off of my bucket list. I WENT SKYDIVING! My friend, Jimi, and I skydived with Skydive Louisiana, and holy crap. What an amazing experience. I didn't get nervous until I was about to jump out of the plane! 





It was all fun and games until we started to spin! Like an idiot, I didn't eat anything besides part of an apple before I took the jump. I was too nervous to have a real meal, and all of that adrenaline mixed in with a stomach full of nothing just didn't work out for me. 

Luckily, I had a blast during the free fall. That was definitely my favorite part. I felt like I was flying, which was just an absolutely incredible feeling. When the parachute opened, I screamed "OH MY GOSH!" and then the camera man just fell away. And I know it may seem impossible to look cute while you're falling at 120 mph, but I somehow managed to put my best face forward and look adorable in all of my pictures. 



I was fine during the first few spins. We pulled on the strings together and we spun around three times. When we spun the other way four times, my head just wasn't having it. I got the worst headache of my life, it seemed. Thankfully, I was till able to enjoy the rest of the skydive because the instructor loosened the straps a little and he let me put my arms to the side so I could rest a bit. 
At the end, I started coughing, and I thought I was going to throw up. Not kidding. I held it all in though, and I had an awesome landing! 


Afterward, Jon was so sweet to me and made me a chicken salad sandwich before I passed out for several hours because my head was just aching so bad. 

You can watch my skydive adventure below. Just prepare yourself for a lot of super cute facial expressions and bright pink shoes. And the answer is no, I don't know what I'm doing with my hands the whole time. 


Have you ever been skydiving? Is it on your bucket list? 

50 comments :

  1. Ahhh! I love that you posted about this and got so much great footage! Congrats on taking the plunge! (; This is on my 101 in 1001 list, even though I am TERRIFIED of heights. It made me nervous reading about you spinning and getting a horrible headache and almost throwing up, because that's definitely what I'm afraid of. Is it like riding a roller coaster at all? I have pretty bad motion sickness.

    Anyway, looks like you had an awesome time! :D

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  2. OH MY GOSH that looks like so much fun! Congratulations on actually doing it! I think I might one day, but we'll see! XOXO

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  3. AH! I would love to go skydiving!! Thanks for sharing your experience! I will definitely be skydiving in the future. Looks like you had so much fun!!!
    xo, claudia
    www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

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  4. ISN'T SKYDIVING THE BEST THING EVER?! I went in California, with the mountains and the beach and the amazing! Seriously the best experience of my life.

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  5. I really want to go skydiving soon! Hopefully for my 21st birthday. You're so brave for doing it!

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  6. Oh my gosh, you are super cute. So much fun! You make me want to be a braver person. Seriously, EEEK. That's so cool. But AGH so scary. I have no words. I'm rambling because just watching this makes my hands sweaty and nervous. And my stomach has butterflies for you. Well, not you. But you jumping out of a plane

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  7. Oh my gosh you are so brave! I get REALLY motion sick so I could never do that- but I admire your courage. :-p And great pictures!


    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  8. Omg this looks so much fun!
    You captured some awesome photos as well.
    My boyfriend and I have plans to go skydiving this year and we are so stoked.
    It's something on my bucket list as well.


    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  9. Hollie Black-RamseyApril 27, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Nope, nope, nope... with a giant heaping pile of nope. HA!!

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  10. I left you a comment on your YouTube video. You are so brave! I am glad you are checking this off your bucket list :) you go girl!

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  11. OMG that is so much fun! I've been dying to do this but am a bit scared!!!! Love it!
    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  12. How FUN! I want to go sky diving so badly!

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  13. OH MY GOODNESS! I'm absolutely terrified of the idea but no one says it feels like rollercoaster the way I imagine it would. Instead the same thing I hear is "it feels like flying". Maybe one day I'll be as courageous as you but yes girl you worked that free fall hahahaha
    http://figuringoutmyeverafter.com

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  14. I could never do this. I'm seriously amazed by people who can. Seriously, it's so awesome.

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  15. This looks AMAZING! I'm so jealous. I definitely want to skydive someday. I'm glad you had a good experience!!

    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

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  16. Do it, Heather! It was such an incredible feeling!

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  17. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be, and I don't remember actually ever being scared at any point. It was a lot of fun, and something I'm definitely proud to check off of my bucket list.

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  18. Yes! Thank you so much. I still can't believe it!

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  19. Ahhh! Haha. My friend, Jimi, that I went with said he wants to keep doing it, but I'm just like - one and done!

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  20. It was worth the extra few dollars to get pictures and video of the whole experience, because I don't think I'll ever be doing it again! I'm so glad that I was able to do it though. I can't wait to hear about you and your boyfriend doing it! I think y'all are going to have a blast!

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  21. Yea...I didn't think I got motion sickness, but I was wrong haha. I'm glad I did it, but I won't be doing it again, that's for sure!

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  22. After I finally woke up from my post-skydiving nap, I told Jon "I'm taking bungee jumping off of my bucket list." I think I'm done with the whole suspension in the air thing haha. Massive headache aside, I had a blast doing this!

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  23. That would be an amazing way to spend your 21st birthday! You should definitely do it!

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  24. YES! I can't say that I'll ever do it again, but I enjoyed the free falling and the view, and it was just overall incredible. I'm so glad I could check it off of my list. That's awesome that you went in California! I bet that was seriously a beautiful view from above.

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  25. Do it, Claudia! I think you'd have a blast!

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  26. You definitely should! It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. It's just like flying, and then you also get breathtaking views of the world below. It was awesome.

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  27. You are such a badass! I could never skydive, but I think it's awesome that you did!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  28. Thanks so much! Part of me still can't believe I did it, but I'm so glad I was able to check it off of my bucket list!

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  29. Wow you are so brave! I've always wanted to experience skydiving but never quite worked up the courage. I'm sorry you almost threw up..that would definitely be stressful!

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  30. This. Is. CRAZY. Whoa girlfriend, major props to you for taking the jump (literally), and I actually just bust up laughing *in class* (thanks a lot) with these ridiculously awesome pics. You go glen coco.


    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  31. Yeaaa. I'm just glad I managed to hold it all in! I really struggled at the end! Haha. I'm glad I did it, but I can honestly say I'll never do it again.

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  32. I couldn't resist sharing those unbelievably attractive pictures of me haha.

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  33. I said it once, and I'll say it again. You are crazy ha. That poor guy would have had vomit fly back into his face or be peed on lol. One of my friends is a skydiving instructor or something and he's crazy too. Haha these pics are hilarious-ly...awesome!

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  34. I love your pink shoes! It looks like a wonderful and fun experience! I had never actually heard someone discuss the whole process so hearing about the possible spinning and sickness made me a little hesitant but I think skydiving is still something I hopefully (maybe...if I can get enough courage...) would like to do!

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  35. You should definitely still do it! I would just recommend eating beforehand and letting the person you're with know that you don't want to spin around a lot (that's if you get motion sickness. If not, then I'm sure you'll do great). It was such an awesome experience, and I'm glad I got to do. I think I'll stick to 'one and done' for this though!

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  36. Haha I was so scared about peeing in the sky that I went pee THREE TIMES before I got in the jumpsuit. I can't imagine doing this again. I'm glad I did it, but I think I'm good after just doing it once.

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  37. OMG love your pink shoes!! This looks like so much fun!! Sucks about the headache, but glad you still managed to enjoy yourself!

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  38. This is possibly the coolest thing ever!

    xoxo, SS

    The
    Southern Stylista

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  39. Haha thanks, Angela! They definitely stand out against that green. I did have a blast, and I'm so happy I did it even though I got a headache. It was so worth it.

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  40. Thanks, Jordyn! I had so much fun!

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  41. OMG this is so great! And I instantly started singing.. " I went skyyyydivvvin'... I went... Rocky Mountain climbin'...." out loud in my little office here. Whatever.


    My boyfriend went skydiving years ago and I am too scared to watch his video, even! AH! It seems like such a rush... but I am too scared!

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  42. Omg! I love that you sang that out loud. Yes!


    YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO SKYDIVING! It was definitely a rush. Though if you get motion sickness, you may get a headache like I did, but it's totally worth it to cross something this epic off of your bucket list.

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  43. Your so brave. I could never do this. Glad you had a great time. Sorry to hear you got a headache.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/fashion/

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  44. It was so, so amazing, and I still can't believe it happened! I hope you get to experience it one day too!

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  45. It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be!

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  46. It really does feel like your flying! My favorite was the free falling. It was just an incredible feeling. At one point, he asked me if I liked rollercoasters, and I said "sometimes," and then he spun me around a few times both ways. My head definitely didn't like that part!

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  47. I was so sad that I got a headache, but I'm glad Jon was there to take care of me.

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  48. I'm scared of heights too, but this ended up not scaring me at all. Once you're out of the plane, it's just such an incredible feeling. You should definitely do it. I ended up getting a horrible, horrible headache because we spun around just one too many times, but I did it on an empty stomach. I recommend eating a good meal beforehand (not something too heavy though), and let the person you're with know that you don't want to spin around. I wouldn't compare it to riding a rollercoaster. It's more like you're flying. It's a really great feeling!

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