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As you guys probably know by now, I took my dad skydiving for the first time on the 4th of August. It was his birthday present and I can say that he absolutely loved the jump. Of course I couldn’t let him do it on his own soooo, I signed up as well. We both got videos and photos and I finally got the video uploaded onto YouTube. Of course I did not edit the video so all copyrights go to Skydive the Gulf and I put it in the description itself. So without further ado here is the video for you guys to watch. I honestly am still in that "holy ****" moment with myself because It really doesn’t feel real. It doesn’t feel like I jumped out of a plane at 120 mph. 



Yet I did and here is the video to prove that I did it all on my own. Enjoy you guys. Make sure to subscribe, like and follow along!

 

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2019-08-08 11:40 by Sarah Denninger
in Life Stories , 28 references
 

I think everyone can pretty much relate to this scenario (as an adult). Right now I can say that I am broke asssss ffffuuuccckkk right now. It honestly has been pretty stressful to think about and even though I know I can pay off the card I just can't help the stress I feel from knowing how much is on it. Of course its also a good thing because I will get some reward back but the anxiety is up there. I think it may be mostly because I have two big trips around the corner and I on top of that I have some other expenses that are slowly creeping in on me. But of course, that is the way that life rolls. One minute everything is peachy and your doing well and the next you wonder how you got in the position your in. 

Of course I saw it coming. I did the math before the dive and I don't regret anything. The fact of the matter is that I do have back up savings just in case but I will do what I can to not use that. I think its mainly because I know that I might need that money at some other point and time and I want to be able to reserve as much as I can but we will see what happens and how things play out. I am hopeful and I know that I will be doing more at work to make up more money and to feel like i'm in a good spot overall. Of course if you guys purchase some artwork then that would be even better. 

As a reminder all my artwork is 10% off right now so make sure to go take a look. 

As always thank you guys and I am off to go do some fun errands. Hope you all have a wonderful day today. 

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I can say that things have been pretty good recently. There have been a few times here and there where I was wondering about myself and some of my decisions but I have finally gotten past that and I am just focusing on myself again and what makes me happy. Honestly I feel pretty good and I definitely can say that I am excited to see what the future holds again. Of course there are plenty of things in between that are going to happen before I get to my end goal but I think that right now I am pretty satisfied. 

I mean I did take my Dad Skydiving and even though i'm broke from the little adventure I do feel pretty good about giving back to him. Usually we don't celebrate with anything big. Its normally beer, a nice place to eat, and maybe a song or two along with a movie at the end of the night. This year though I decided to go ahead and give back to the big man himself. He puts up with my **** all the time so I decided that it was time to say thank you. Of course it was expensive but I figured that was icing on the cake. 

Skydiving with my dad flipped a switch in me and when I watch the video back I can tell that I really needed that experience again. It just re-lit whatever feeling I had inside and I am feeling pretty good about myself. Of course I wouldn't say to go skydiving if you are having a hard time. Only go skydiving if you really want to, not to reset your brain and feelings. 

(Seriously, please don't)

So right now life is good. Its moving in a positive direction and I feel really good about what is to come. 
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Also keep in mind that all my artwork right now is 10% off. If your interested make sure to email me at kairia.rocks@gmail.com so that I can send you a personal invoice with the discount. If you want to see my gallery click here to go check out what I have for sale. There are two pieces that are off limits but everything else is up for grabs. Thanks you guys. 

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The past few months I have had one customer who has come back time and time again. He has been amazing and slowly but surely he has helped me get rid of some of my older pieces. In return for this kind gesture I have decided to go ahead and put all my artwork on sale for 10% off. If you wish to purchase a piece then please make sure to email me first. For some reason paypal doesnt allow me to put in an automatic 10% off function. So make sure to email me at kairia.rocks@gmail.com  so that I can send you a personal invoice with the discount. This sale will be going on until August 17th. 

Some of the pieces that I have down below are ones that are at super affordable prices and with the 10% off it will be even cheaper. 

 

 

 


As a reminder make sure to email me at kairia.rocks@gmail.com to get your discounted pieces. To see all of the pieces I have for sale click here to go check them out now. 

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Yesterday my father and I had a blast. I decided to take my father out and go.....Skydiving! Yes Skydiving. If you all remember I went last year in New Zealand and I thought that it was absolutely amazing. It was closest thing to flying in the sky and I decided to do it again. Of course I did my best to not tell my dad. We got up early in the A.M, had some coffee and I drove us an hour and a half to this place called Skydive on the Gulf. It was technically in Alabama but the drive was just about as far as Pensacola for us. So really it wasn’t that bad. 

 


When we arrived at our destination my dad goes "My guess was right" and I just looked at him and smiled. My father had been suspicious for a while about what we were doing and of course he just knewwww what it was. To be honest I’m not surprised he figured it out, I’m just happy that he was still down to go and do it even after we got there. When we parked the car I asked if he was nervous. Surprisingly he answered no. I know for my first time I was pretty nervous but I did my best to hide it and to not let it get to me. For him it was just a straight no. 

Once we were inside we got to file out some paperwork. Basically saying that you can die and if you do that it’s not the companies fault and etc. We both filed the paperwork and then watched the video. Once the video was done we waited for the plane to come back down and to be suited up. Which to be honest felt super quick. In New Zealand I waited about two hours before I got my turn. 

(If you want to read about my first experience then click here to go read all about it. I will say, it is quite the story.)

Of course I am sure that when you only have two or three divers in your facility it changes things quite a lot and you have to be aware of when to take breaks and how often you need to do that. They did say that they jump every half hour so I am sure that after the third or fourth time you will need a break from it. 

Once we were all harnessed in we got assigned to our divers and we made our way to the plane where we got to take videos and photos before climbing inside. I got a briefing of how to pull the shoot on the way down. By the way, if you have never skydived before they won’t give you the option of pulling your own shoot since it’s a lot to take in the first time and of course it’s both your lives on the line. Since I had done it before he gave me the option and as nervous as I was I also wanted to give it at least a shot. He did tell me that if I didn’t pull it in time that he had a backup cord to pull the shoot. 

After the briefing we met our pilot and we climbed inside. I was jumping first so my dad got into the plane with his diver and I climbed inside and got to sit right next to the pilot. 

 


While we were climbing I watched the gauges and I got to see the outside world in full view. It was just so awesome to see where we live in such a different light. It was amazing. Once we got up to 10,000 feet my partner reminded me of what to do and then opened the door. Right away everything melted out of me and I just remember feeling light. I whispered to myself "You got this" and I swung my legs out and bam, we were falling. This time I remember everything. I remember seeing the plane fall away, I remember the clouds as we were going by, I remember my instructor taping me on the shoulder, pulling the shoot, everything. I remember it all. The entire time we were falling I can say that I felt so good. I felt so light and I felt like the world was just so beautiful. 

 


When the shoot was open my partner and I had a great talk about jumping, New Zealand, my Dad and just how cool it is to skydive. You get so many different perspectives and you get so many cool views. Not only do you get to experience the jump but you get to experience the world. It truly was beautiful and I am so glad that I picked them to do this dive. Once we were on the ground my dad said that he had an amazing time and that it was so much fun. He now wants to go get his license to do solo dives. Truly that is amazing to me. I’m just glad I could give him a taste of what it is like before he made the decision to go and do anything. So Happy birthday Dad, I hope it was a great one!

 

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