So a little 9 months ago a Facebook friend posted Jeb Corliss' Grinding the Crack video saying "this guy's crazy, who the hell would want to do that!" Before I had finished watching the video I knew that I wanted to do it. I watched that video well over 100 times. It was winter at the time but none the less I was determined to do everything it takes to get to the point to be able to do what he does at some time in my life.
Fast forward 6 months and I had been saving money to go on a trip to Europe which ended up getting cancelled. So there I was sitting on around 2,000$ and nothing to do with it. I decided to go on another tandem jump (I had done my first one 2 years prior). As soon as the parachute open I was screaming how I was going to do my AFF course. Before I left the dropzone that day I put down a deposit for the FJC and the 20 minutes of wind tunnel.
So it's mid-July by the time I get started with my AFF and the season ends in mid-October here, so I had set my goal as getting my A license for this season. I never imagined how much fun this could be and I've had a great share of experiences.
So here I am at the end of our season with my B license and 69 jumps. I'm not quite sure how I got this far in such little time but I'm pleasantly surprised. This coming weekend is our dropzone's last and weather-permitting I would like to get 3 jumps in.
In the little time that I've "actively" been in the sport I've spent 60 hours or more a week dedicated to jumping as well as learning about the sport. I've met quite a few people and had some great nights around the bonfire. I am really excited to see what next season will bring for me. My goal for next season is to get 200 jumps and also transition in to BASE.
I am absolutely in love with this sport and it is my first true passion. It is the only thing in the world that makes me happy. I would just like to thank everyone that's been a part of my journey so far (and that includes all you dz.com folks whether we've talked or not; I may not post that often but I am always lurking and am delighted to be able to learn from all kinds of information and people that this wonderful forum has to offer).
So thank you so much everyone for everything (past and future).