Day 30 Parasailing
The final day of the 30 in 30 Challenge. Originally I wanted to culminate everything with a self portrait photoshoot. The idea behind this, was to see myself at the end of the 30 in 30 as a new person. Well that changed when my niece, Leilah, asked me 3 days ago what I was going to do for my last challenge. Because I didn't have it set in stone, I told her "I don't know yet." Her response, "you have to do something big." That was it for me. She was right, this is the final day of a huge change in my life. Yes, I will do something big. But what? I started searching for areas I can zipline close by. As I kept looking there were no available dates. So I looked into parasailing. It just happened to work out with the time, date, and availability so that Terry (my mother-in-law) could watch Alonna. That was it, I booked the appointment with Long Beach Parasailing.
Originally Mike was going to just stay on the boat while I went up by myself. It was a last minute change that he joined me up there. I'm so glad that it happened. I could not have asked for a better person to be sharing that moment with. It was so symbolic of everything that we went through during these 30 days. He has been right there with me every moment, constantly encouraging me, giving me constructive criticism (which I didn't always take well), and has and is challenging me to better myself. So to have him be lifted up into the sky while having us live was truly a perfect moment. There he was capturing this so we can share the experience with all of you. As we were going up I felt excited and once we were up in the air, it was like breathing in a new person. I spread out my arms and the beauty of the wind overcame me. As the wind held up the parachute, all I can think of was the experiences I went through these 30 days that created this moment.
If it wasn't for everything happening to me at work the way it did. If I never resigned. If Mike and I didn't decide to hold off on me working again. If, if, if... if the things I didn't want to to happen did not happen. I would not be experiencing the adventure we went through. I say we because I am not alone in this. Mike and Alonna have endured my crazy throughout this endeavor. It has been one of the most life changing experiences that I am incredibly grateful for. I look forward to the next 30. I can't wait to see what's next! I hope this inspires you to do something new too!