Crazy about life
Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
10Trip End Jul 18, 2010
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I'm driven towards experiences that make my heart race, my mind go fuzzy, and adrenaline surge... and a 265 foot, head-first bungee jump off the Colorado River Bridge in Costa Rica accomplishes just that. As I tip-toe to the edge of the bungee platform I feel drunk with adrenaline…
My toes hug the edge of the platform. Here comes the countdown, “Five, four, three, two, ONE!”. I dive into the air, arms spread wide. I’m free-falling, cutting through the air and moving faster than I ever have in my life. I’m moving so fast that the rainforest surrounding me is a blur. Then, before I can think, I’m springing back up and swinging over the river. As they pull me up with the rope, I’m euphoric. “That was AWESOME”, I say over and over.
I have a friend who wants to swim with sharks. “I went bungee jumping today!”, I tell him. “You’re crazy,” he responds, " but in a good way”. I chuckle. When someone who wants to swim with sharks tells you you’re crazy, you start to take it as the truth. So it’s official: I’m crazy! And in a lot of ways: I’m crazy brave, crazy passionate, crazy happy. I run towards my fears and make myself dizzy with adrenaline.
Might I venture to suggest that the secret to life is being crazy about living?