This is really special to me hanging for a minute with my boy @jeffprovenzano - meeting @juicepress on Rivington to have ginger shots! Jeffro and I started skydiving around the same time and I left with 2300 jumps and he’s breaking 20,000 skydives now with hundreds of BASE jumps!—look at his photos! He’s amazing at all things with a parachute landing at the end of the activity.
Tomorrow he’s bringing me his parachute to pack for him! It’s been 13 years since I packed a parachute ! - we have a bet whether or not I can pack a soft opening for him in less than 9 minutes. #skydiving#oldfriends#redbullskydiveteam#skydivedubai#skydivetheranch
Today I got to face one of my biggest fears. I never, even in my wildest dreams, thought I’d ever do this. But today in honor of my birthday I took this challenge head on. And let it be said. The biggest fear was the anticipation. The entire moment was bliss. Also there was something magical in just putting your trust in the hands of someone else and being at peace. The moment I jumped I didn’t think twice I just went and so did my fear.
FEAR OF FLYING || Too long, for too many reasons, I've gotten in my own way. I've held my tongue, reserved my words, held back parts of me because I was afraid they wouldn't be well-received. No one likes the loud girl. The shameless woman. The broad who will do what it takes to make her ideas known and real. There will always be questions. Why did I go there? Wear what I was wearing? Do what I was doing? Why am I who I am?
The truth is, no matter how "good" I am, my truth will never be enough for them - but it's enough for me. I've spent too long being ashamed of things I've done, people I've been, stories that live right beneath my skin. My story, as complex and awesome as it is, is also beautiful and worthy. It deserves to be known, respected, appreciated, admired. It demands authority. It is my job to make sure that my story gets all that and more. So I will stop getting in my own way. I will keep on making this life everything that I want it to be. I will continue to make my happy however I can. I will learn to own every facet of Me and share myself unapologetically, however the hell I damn well please, and excel at turning each day into a thing of beauty. #justanotherThursday