Skydiving is probably the most exhilarating event I have done since I have been home. Talk about starve your fears.. This one is for my warriors. I encourage you to get our of your comfort zone. Do something you never dreamed of doing. If it's fun well do it again! When met with adversity, it must be met head on! The more you tell yourself you can't, well that's exactly what will come of it. Tell yourself you can and don't look back. There are still a lot of fun things that I would love to do. I haven't been skiing yet. Sometimes I am afraid if I fall, that I will rip my electrodes from my spine. On the other hand, I know that whatever event I am going to attend, the facilitators will make it as safe as they can. Scuba diving is one of the best things I have ever tackled. I haven't been since I was injured mind you, but I went to do it for one simple purpose. To starve my fear of drowning. when you take that first breath in the open ocean, it's quite a shock (in a good way). All the pool training in the world couldn't prepare for that moment. If anyone here in Texas, or if you come down to Texas, and want to go fishing with me then I am all for it. I just can't stress enough of how great it is to be outside, even if it is taking your dog for a walk to the mailbox. I am almost healed from my recent surgery and will be able to do more. The ups and downs of recovery are hard. Just because you are down doesn't mean you can't enjoy life. Get a fly tying kit (Bass Pro has free classes most saturdays), or a box of clay and make something for an art fair if there is one around. I did that during another painful time. Picture is below.
In all what I really want you to see is that if you challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone, great things can happen. If you are not a veteran and reading this, take some time out of your busy day and spend it with one of our heroes. You may not think it now, but taking a warrior fishing or just to lunch may be a very humbling experience for you both! Do it for yourself, do it for your life! Fight the good fight and never quit!