I did my first jump (tandem) a few weeks ago over at Z-Hills and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind!
Funny thing, I didn't even plan on going for a jump! It was my older brother's 25th birthday and I didn't know I was jumping until that morning when he told me he'd booked a jump for the both of us. I had an absolutely fantastic time and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face for a week My brother, however, hasn't gotten the color back on his face until now and refuses to jump ever again! But it had nothing to do with the DZ (we both had great instructors) and it was more the fact that he doesn't like being 13500 ft in the air and then jumping
Sadly though, my jumps are going to be months in between because I'm a full-time college student
In any case, I'm going to go for a second tandem sometime during December/January with a friend and I am so excited! And if my second tandem is as terrific as my first one, I'm definitely going to try AFF 1 for my 21st birthday, and maybe end up doing the entire course when I have a break from classes over the summer.
I've told my parents about how I feel about & taking up skydiving and it's funny how different their reactions are; my dad is pretty much positive about it (he even wants to try a tandem on my 21st!) but my mom is another story... She doesn't understand why I don't just pursue a "safer and more lady-like" hobby
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello!
Anyone else have any experiences in dealing with a worried mother (I'd love some advice) and their own AFF journey?