By Nancy Stoops
I have lived a very exciting and fulfilling life. I have travelled to all seven continents, have had many close-up wildlife experiences, worked with shamans and chiefs, meditated with the monks in Thailand, swam with sharks, have two published books on Amazon and so much more. My bucket list was very short because at sixty-five I really have done it all. Skydiving was always on that list and it seems like every time I was ready to go, we would have a death in the family. Well in July I finally had the opportunity to finally go and it was life-changing. I have never felt such freedom as I did jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet. As a child I would have flying dreams and on that day my dreams came true and I was flying like a bird. Skydiving also reminded me that there isn’t anything that I can’t work through or accomplish.
I think Covid has left many of us complacent because our lives got shut down and we got comfortable in that. I know many people are having a hard time going back to school, work and just generally back into life. Skydiving was a great way to awaken me and all of my senses. I just feel so very alive again and excited for the next adventure. I hope you can find something to wake you up and make you part of the living again. Try to fight the fears and the lies that hold you hostage from the life you deserve to have. You deserve to be excited, fulfilled, happy and content. Make today the day you start living your best life and being your best self!!!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909)229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the therapy dog on Amazon.net.