The Gallery: A Younger Me

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Gallery: A Younger Me

When Tara set this weeks theme for The Gallery, I thought it would be easy. I thought I would just look back for the oldest picture on the computer and write something about it.

Whilst looking for such a picture I found out a few things:

1. Our really old photos don't seem to be in date order. I think we have scanned photos in meaning they have gone out of order.

2. I was a lot thinner than I ever realised I was.

3. I used to sleep a lot and by the look of things my husband thought it would be a good idea to take pictures of this

4. There are a lot of unflattering photos that I need to go through and delete

5. I took a lot of photos when I went skiing. I think that snow scenes are very pretty.

So I decided after this that I would have a look on Facebook instead. Here is a younger me.


I was just a few days off of turning 30, and I thought a good way to celebrate was to hurl myself out of a plane at 15,000 feet strapped to a stranger. To be perfectly honest, I dislike flying so much, it wasn't that much of a decision to hurl myself out of the plane. I was happier out than in. The fact I had a man videoing me meant I felt I should smile rather than look totally terrified. It was an amazing experience, but I'm not sure if I will have the courage to do it again. Having little ones to look after means you worry more. Although having said that I did Google, how likely it was to die on a tandem skydive the night before I jumped. If I remember correctly it was less likely than getting struck by lightening. As I had made it to 29 without too many thunder storms to be scared of, I felt the odds were in my favour.

So that is how I celebrated my third decade. Now I need ideas for my fourth. I am thinking that maybe a nice relaxing holiday is in order rather than something as exhilarating as a skydive. What do you think?




13 comments:

Suzanne Whitton said...

I could NEVER do that - indoor sky diving was as close as I will every get. What about a ski holiday for your 40th? x

Tami Anderson said...

What a great photo and an amazing way to celebrate turning 30! You are much braver than I am!

emsyjo said...

Yep relaxing over sky diving any day for me, you couldn't pay me enough to jump out of a perfectly good plane! Great photo though and well done for being so brave!

EmmaK said...

something I would love to do but never been brave enough for (my fear of heights might have something to do with it). The photo is a great capture. Love that you are smiling - for whatever reason :-)

Louise Fairweather said...

I'm scared of heights too - but more scared of planes x

Louise Fairweather said...

Might just do that Suzanne but I fear middle man won't be up for it. Indoor skydiving is practically the same except for the worry about the parachute not opening. Feels the same x

Mama Syder said...

Wow, You brave woman! Fabulous photo! x

Louise Fairweather said...

Brave/more stupid.....

Jaime Oliver said...

wow Louise this is amazing! i would never ever be that courageous!

Susan Mann said...

Wow that's incredible x

Louise Fairweather said...

I can sooooo see you doing this Jaime!

Mama Elsie said...

Very very brave and I think you should approach 40 with as much fervour. I am on the other side and it only gets better - although I am a chicken and couldn't even think about doing what you did!

Louise Fairweather said...

I'm thinking I would like a go at abseiling....