So last week, I turned 25.
A quarter of a century.
I can now rent cars without an extra underage fee!
But I didn’t do that for my birthday.
See, I like to try and keep things interesting.
For my 21st – I was in Scotland.
22nd – Skydiving
23rd – Bungy Jumping in Greece (technically it was months later, and my 23rd was just celebrated in Greece, but I’m including it anyway ^.^)
24th – Hang-gliding
So this year was the question: What to do next?
I decided, this was the year for TRAPEZE
I had thought about it last year, but decided against it, as I thought, “You have to have loads of upper body strength!”
Just so you all know, that is false.
Being strong helps of course, but is not necessary.
Trapeze involves a lot of judging when you’ve reached the height of an arc, then you use the weightlessness created by your downward fall to move into other positions.
I was totally able to do this!
Just not always able to let go at the right time…
Having your parents crack up at you?
Well, makes you laugh too actually ^.^
It was a great experience – an HOUR and a HALF of trapeze!!!
And the last two tries involved catching. You know, the legit someone-is-on-another-trapeze-and-catches-you-midair catching!
They were like, “That was good – let’s try it with the splits!!”
And I replied, “… … … fiiiiiiine… … …” (I was SUPER excited at that prospect, as you can see…)
But then I did pretty darn good.
It was a splendid time – so great, that I think I’ve discovered a new hobby! A quarter of a century into my life!!
But as the 81 year old woman who was trapeze-ing told me. It’s never too late to start something new :)