I have no idea why. But you should. The moment you’re standing on the edge of a crane 200 feet over a quarry was one of the scariest but thrilling moments of my life, and I would do it again. At The Great Canadian Bungee in Wakefield, Quebec just 30 minutes away from Ottawa stands a crane that hovers a quarry 200 feet above, the tallest in North America.
The jump is a breath-taking experience that I believe everyone should try at least once. The feeling of free-falling was such a rush of adrenaline and energy that makes you feel like nothing in the world can stop you. Not only that but the rebounds that leave you hanging in the air bouncing up and down with a bungee cord attached to you as the only thing connect with the crane is pretty enjoyable too.
That moment you’re standing on the edge looking around, time seemed to stop. The wind blowing at you. Legs are shaking. Everything you believed in disappears with bliss and peacefulness. That moment you are committed to something you never thought you would do. That moment is when you truly believed in yourself and that anything could be achievable.
Take risks and jump into the face of fear
This experience was what motivated me to really believe that anything is achievable. No matter where you are in life, fear will always be there. It will cling on to you, holding you back from doing things you want to. Bungee jumping literally forced me to jump out and face my fear. Sometimes we just have to close our eyes and take the leap of faith, and the feeling of accomplishment is priceless.
Mind over Splatter
There’s always extremes of all the bad things that could happen. But that’s just fear holding you back that you have to turn into courage. Take risks and see where it takes you, and have faith that everything will be okay. Because in life there’s always risks and supporters around you holding your hand to push you, but ultimately it’s up to you to make that jump.