Freedom: Ziplining in Jamaica
Day 18 of 100 Days of Blogging
Saying, “YES! led me to an experience of freedom.
My idea of adventure is long distance road trips, museums, nature walks, the ferris wheel, the merry-go-round and walks on the beach.
A year after my husband’s death, a friend invited me to go on a Shaklee bonus cruise to Jamaica and Cancun and the Bahamas. Betsy and I both love to travel and this was an incredible gift. When we arrived on the ship, Betsy and I were looking at the off shore excursion choices. We both jumped at the idea of going to the Mayan ruins and temples, shopping and lunch in the Bahamas and a variety of spa treatments on the days at sea. Then, Betsy found something she had always wanted to do, ziplining above the canopy of trees in Jamaica. Although not as extreme as skydiving, I could feel the palms of my hands begin to sweat and my stomach doing a flip flop. I wasn’t sure if I could do this because of the heights, but with Betsy’s eagerness and the thought of my deceased husband, Hurley, I decided to go for it. I felt into the, “YES!” rising up from my heart.
I wanted it to go on forever. My heart soared as I felt gratitude to have had the experience. Between the eagerness of Betsy and the inspiration to live life fully, I had experienced one of the most powerful, fun moments of freedom in my lifetime.
Someday I will do it again for the pure joy of the adventure and the gratitude for being alive. I will not waste one moment of the precious time I have here. I will embrace it all and live a life worth celebrating. I say, “YES!” to life…
What a great description, Andrea! Thank you for sharing that adventure, and being an inspiration for saying “YES”!!!!!. A long, high zipline experience is absolutely on my bucket list! I have only experienced the one at Terrapin Adventures in Savage, MD… 30ft high and under 400ft long… and even that was a rush. Flying over forests and onto different landings… wow!