|My first jump off the edge.|
I have been busy trying to organize a Flying Trapeze Party. Can you believe it? I am going to do this again! I am going to climb that ladder and jump off the platform again! And this time it will be with a bunch of our friends. After my experience, I really wanted to share it with everyone.
I am nervous to do it again, of course. But I am also excited. I am looking forward to "hopping" off the platform without bending my knees. I am looking forward to keeping my toes pointed and legs together and actually getting my knees up onto the bar so I can hang upside down. And getting to see a bunch of my friends try their hand at the trick too!
Perhaps I am working through this fear of heights thing. I guess we'll see next time I face that ladder and the tiny platform with no railing. I wonder if I will have that familiar tension throughout my body, that urge to cry and wish myself away from where I am. Or, if I will feel that tension release a little and feel a bit of joy swell in my chest instead of dread sinking down.
I may have a couple of chances to find out. Here's what we have lined up...
Upcoming aerial and trapeze happenings:
Friday, 11/25: Beginner Aerial Class at Emerald City Trapeze.
I will learn more on silks, and hopefully be able to climb a few feet up the silk. I have been going to yoga almost everyday, in the hopes that my strength will be increased before class. I will also get to try tricks on the static trapeze, the hoop, and the rope.
Saturday, 11/26: Flying Trapeze at SANCA.
I am not sure if it will be me or Lily joining Jamie, Amy and her husband, Bob, in class that day. I want to do it again, but I also want Lily to give it a try (before she has to do it in front of our friends.) I am just nervous that she will chicken out. I wonder if she does, if I can take her place...
Tuesday, 11/29: Flying Trapeze Party at SANCA!!!
Like I mentioned above...so, even if I don't get to fly on Saturday, I'll get to go again on Tuesday. Me, Jamie, Lily and Levi will all get to give it a go. Unfortunately, Tallulah is too young. She'll get to watch everyone, which I am sure will be very entertaining for her!
The only thing we didn't try that I was thinking about was aerial yoga. Maybe I can squeeze it in somewhere. Maybe.