When I first arrived, the instructor fitted me in a jumper and explained the basics of my parachute. If I wasn’t already nervous, his causal instructions of, “Oh, it’s easy. Just climb out of the plane and throw yourself over” left me wondering, What the heck am I doing here?! I guess my nervous laugh showed my fear because as we discussed the lesson plan, he limited my instruction to the basics (“The advanced maneuvers come later with time.
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Melina Mattos

I do stuff.