One of the many things I love about Events & Adventures is the chance to go outside my comfort zone without having to put in too much effort to accomplish it. We just went indoor skydiving. I don’t think I’d ever do that on my own. It sounded cool, but would I really do it? Would it be too hard? With so many other members of Events & Adventures Dallas taking part in the event, I got up the courage to try it. Everyone was excited; some of us were nervous but others were super-pumped to give it a shot!
We had our private flying class and learned how to do it safely while having fun. The jokes in the room made us all more comfortable. We geared up, and journeyed into the tunnel to wait our turn. I loved that everyone cheered for each other. Watching others cemented in my mind that I can do this! We had someone taking photos outside the tunnel and I saw everyone smiling and hamming it up for the camera. Watching was almost as fun as flying. My favorite to watch was a member with brown braided pigtails with blue in them. They looked like they had their own flight plans!
I Found a New Comfort Zone — Floating in the Air!
When it was my turn, I fell into the air and felt it catch me and hold me up before the instructor directed me to the middle of the tunnel. I was there for one minute—but it felt like 10. He gave me directions to improve the experience: legs straighter, arms lower, legs more bent, hands together, and relax. It was hard, but exhilarating. As I stepped out of the wind tunnel into the seating area everyone clapped and told me how great I’d done. Then, we all got to do it a SECOND time! Some of our group had the ‘high flyer’ option and the instructor took them up towards the top of the tunnel. I chickened out, but the ones that did it loved it.
When we all exited the wind tunnel area we had a great time talking about how we felt, how each other did and how everyone wants to do it again. The comradery was the best part. I can actually enjoy getting out of my comfort zone while having other members there to support me. It’s great to feel welcome and supported by so many people that I hardly know. I plan on getting to know them all better! No other singles club provides that kind of feeling of community like Events & Adventures!
~ Jacque in Dallas