One of the most gratifying experiences I’ve ever had. Even more than the obvious -jumping off a plane at 10k feet and free falling at 120mph- this crazy experience taught me more than meets the eye. I’m afraid of heights!.. and yeah, who would believe me after jumping off a plane! Well… I had been pushing myself to do it for almost 5 years. But, as I began to reminisce on living and being alive… I remembered that someone once told me that the difference between a brave person and a coward is that a brave person is a coward that pushes himself to do anything despite his fears. I will always be afraid of heights, and nothing will change that. However, I do have the power to control my fears and not let my fears control my life. I only came to understand this as I was waiting for Che (instructor) to push me off the airplane door towards what in my mind represented a new beginning. I left behind more than my fears when I jumped off that plane, and as I come to realize, I also conquered a part of myself I never knew was possible. Justifying whatever fears you have because of bad circumstances or experiences will never let you live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you were screwed badly in a relationship, or hate your job and want to quit, you might want to travel somewhere, or just wake up everyday feeling genuinely happy… it is up to you to go for it. There is no better time than the present to change your life! Trying and doing are two very different things… and at the end, doing is what separates those worthy of being called courageous and those sadly known as cowards. So,… who are you?