Contact Us

Do Something That Scares You

Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

On Saturday, a friend of mine called and asked if I would like to go skydiving with him next summer. I have never jumped out a perfectly good airplane before (or any airplane for that matter). I have always thought it would be fun to do a tandem jump; strapping on to somebody that knows what the heck they’re doing, but of course that’s not what he had in mind.

No, he wants to take a summer-long course, and become certified for solo jumping. The process would include classroom, training, and about 25 jumps.

The idea sounds like a lot of fun. It also scares me. It’s one thing to do a tandem jump with a trained and experienced skydiver. It’s a completely other thing to imagine myself alone, jumping out of a plane, falling/flying, and parachuting to a specific landing spot on mother earth. It really energizes me to think about how amazing it would be. It also scares me.

We should all probably doing more things that scare us. Another friend of mine is known for saying that, “a rut is a grave with the ends kicked out.”

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Pete falling out if the sky. I start jumping in May.


Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for @Work Network quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive @Work Network contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.