So. When I sat home in Helsinki before the trip to Italy planning things to do in Rimini, I thought of skydiving. It is something I’ve wanted to do for some years now and now seemed like a good time to actually do something about it and not just sit and dream. Found Skydive Fano / Turbolenza that actually is not located in Emilia Romagna, Fano is next to Pesaro in a region called Marche (50 km south from Rimini). You can skydive in Emilia Romagna too, Ferrara for example, but if I decide I want something it is not that easy to change my mind and I wanted to skydive with Skydive Fano (period). They offered the sea view and from the videos you can tell they are a great bunch of extremely professional guys & girls (they really are awesome!).
I had a crazy cold that started in Bologna and just got worse in Rimini. I was non stop doing things so my body did not get any rest, I was pretty desperate at one point as no medicines I bought helped. Did a Google search, “skydiving with a cold”, and got the result “permanent ear damage”. Not cool, was not sure if I should do it or not. But I went to sleep one evening, woke up next morning and made myself eggs for breakfast, back to sleep, and woke up again 7 PM. After that long sleep I started to get better so a few days later I was ready to jump, still with a cough, but at least not in as bad condition as a few days before.
Was I nervous? Mostly worried about the cold to be honest. During the freefall I felt a strong pressure in the ears, but it did not hurt. A small mistake I however did was that I actually forgot to breathe at first until I remembered that I am actually surrounded by air and it might be a good idea to start using it. Also the guy told me before that he will knock on my shoulders when I can stretch out my arms – riiiight, I am skydiving, I do not feel any knocks on my shoulders up there in the air… you can see the desperation in his face when I am not getting the point, haha. It is like “No can do!”.
Was it fun? The answer is amazingly fun. Another dream of mine is actually to fly light aircrafts (= get a private pilot licence). Sitting there in that airplane, looking at the view… now I want it even more, it is an incredible feeling. The jump – insane, and so great. I am a little disappointed that it did not give me a sick adrenaline rush (maybe I ca not even have them anymore, but I will keep searching), probably I now have to take the skydiving course and jump alone and see what happens. A tandem jump is so safe, you know nothing is going to happen to you. If you however jump alone you need to take the steps out.
(Fringes do not look alright after skydiving… I am tempted to next time try to spray a lot of hairspray in it just before the jump, hehe)
As I have said before, if you want something, love something, or need something, it is hard to feel fear. I think my motto in life must be something like “I love life, but I have nothing to lose”. I am not afraid of death, you do not choose when your life is over anyway so do not hold back and leave things undone. I am more worried about severe injuries, but then again, shit can happen anywhere and anytime. So I am going to keep looking for the adrenaline rushes – and so should you. But go do a tandem jump if you have not done it yet! It is fun!
Then to the video part… I have to admit that god damn it, I have seen myself drowning in sweat in Hong Kong videos and now a makeup free skydive video, it is seriously not doing any good for my self-esteem. So next video has to be me driving a nice car looking very fresh, just to balance things up. Song used in video is RJD2 – Good Times Roll Part 1 & 2, used with the permission from the artist, THANK YOU. It is the song I wanted for the video (had to get rid of the stupid rock song in it, sorry Skydive Fano, but our music taste might not be a match made in heaven…) and it is the song I got. RJD2 is one of my favorite artists – if you like and want more, check out RJD2 on Facebook, Twitter and Spotify.
I was in Italy for BlogVille Emilia Romagna – for more information please visit the website.