I guess I’ve always been attracted to more unusual sports - scuba diving in Crete and running a 10 mile Tough Mudder course. However, since I was 12 I always wanted to skydive.
Last weekend, after a 7 hour wait for the wind to drop and clouds to clear, I was finally able to tandem free fall from 10,000 ft (over 3km)! Not only did we free fall but my instructor carried out acrobatics on our descent. It was brilliant and the first of many jumps, I hope.
The jump school run apprenticeships in Business Management and becoming an instructor and, although this is not the career path I intend to take, it was great to know that there are options out there for thrill-seekers like me!