It was the most exhilarating thing I have done in a long time. I felt something very akin to fear as I climbed the steep, narrow, wobbly ladder to stand on a tiny, shiny platform with another person. And then I felt uncomfortable as I hung off the edge of that ledge with only a tiny woman keeping me from toppling over.
OK, I am in-love. Which is an excellent way to be after an anniversary vacation. However, I am not referring to my love for Mr. Neruda, I am referring to my new love for trapeze-ing! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! We are talking serious addiction.
I will not lie, there were a few moments that I really took a step back from the situation and questioned what the shit I was doing up there. But then I jumped off the ledge just like I was told to do, and it was thrilling. It was one of the best feelings I have ever had. I can't think of another way to say it, but it is true. I was actually annoyed when they kept telling me it was time to do my back flip and fall down. I just wanted to keep swinging. Even when my hands were screaming with the pain of fresh blisters, I just wanted to continue holding on and swinging.
We had a great group of people with us and the instructors were a wonderful combination of confident, friendly and joke-y. Our overall group did so well, that they taught us a second trick just for the fun of it and I am so thankful they did. Otherwise I would have never known the wonder of swinging upside-down while doing the splits. The group and leaders were a huge part in making the experience so wonderful.
I have truly not come across many experiences that have held up to expectations. However, this flew past my expectations, and let me say that I had two months to build up those expectations. I was not let down once. In fact, I was surprised by how much I loved everything about it.
If I go missing for a few weeks and you need me, just check the circus because I will hopefully be there! This is probably the best random adventure I have taken yet.
For those who care, below are three videos of my flight.