The day finally came for me to face my fears and make a dream come true by skydiving with the Army’s parachute team, The Golden Knights. Even after weeks of Wally threatening to throw me out of the plane, I was ready to go once I put the official jumpsuit on!
From there, it was a smooth climb to 2.5 miles above the earth for the biggest rush I have ever experienced. Thankfully, there’s video evidence that my jump was a success, even though my instructor almost forgot a crucial tool.
It still feels hard to believe that I was that far off the ground.
During free fall, I may have looked like a total dork, but it didn’t matter! With the wind hitting my face at 150 mph, there was nothing but exhilaration and pure joy.
I think my hair even channeled its inner Wally.
The top item on my bucket list is now crossed off in grand fashion, thanks to the U.S. Army Golden Knights!
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