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2 seconds of JOY!!!

When you think you can do it, it is just the beginning, when you go for it, support is much needed, when you are there you have 2 choices - to do it - or find the courage to stop.

April the 18th, Sunday morning I woke up ready and aware that I will be trying rope jumping.
It was an easy decision! I always wanted to do it - since I saw it for the first time on TV. Then I found a group of extreme jumpers. In about 3 weeks the chance finally approached me.

We all met on Tuesday in a small underground lounge to watch a documentary - "20 Seconds of Joy" where Karina Hollekim, a 30 years old Norvegian BASE jumper, one of the few women in the whole world challenges herself into five years adventure of danger addiction, jumping from the most beautiful edges of our earth. One wrong move, cannot stop her from the passion of following 20 seconds of blissful joy.

After watching the movie, some of my friends decided to join for the weekend and jump, too. But today, one hour before the event, they changed their mind. I was alone, something was cheering me up, the temptation was getting bigger and bigger. All night I had dreams of the place I jump, even I have never been that close to it before. It was the inner readiness to try something new, get you mind busy with some other thoughts but daily performances. 75 meter high of unfinished construction was waiting for me on the landscape of a beautiful green grass and light blue sky. The weather was just perfect and the sun was playing the role of projector! The stairs to the top were another challenge on the way. Suddenly I stopped, before reaching the last two levels of a 17 floors building. It was a sign from my untrained and well fed body after a winter sedentary season. It was not the heights that scared me. I just wanted to rest because we decided to run up and up and faster and faster.

Then, after 5 minutes of recovering I continued my path. Many people were excited, jumping, screaming, and encouraging each other. People were so honest at the moment of jumping down. It was a wonderful time observing people and how they deal with their last minute fear.

About 10 people jumped before I was called. And here it was - the moment of DO IT NOW.
They tied me up, and said to go. No thoughts, no fear, not even people who would cheer me up. Just me and the universe. 3 steps and a jump into the air separated me from my dream. But, when I did my first step, the caught me, and said they were not ready with releasing me yet.

And then, the voice said to me - Now You Can Do It. Step one - Step 2, Step... oh there was no more step - I fell into nothing and there was no time to think or fear any more. It is impossible to describe what I felt or saw in just 2 seconds of joy combined with adrenaline, and the feeling of "what is going on" was not with me. I was balancing in the space, seeing sparkling things in the most beautiful sky ever.

Feeling the ground, the world was new and beautiful, the stream of air was fresh and all the bad things I ever worried about - were left behind. We think we perceive the world, and know how to make things right or wrong. There are thousands of concepts that we live with and never can get rid of.

Today I experienced something special, and it was enough to try it once and learn that there is so much more going on around us...

I feel like a newborn now, in the same room of the same house. But today, the bad is softer, the blanket is much warmer, the music is more melodious and every single atom of my body is filled with life.

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JaniceW's picture

Wow!!

I am in awe with admiration over your courage as this represents a nightmare for me. I can only imagine that feeling of renewal after the jump ("imagine" as I am content to read about your experience and the adrenaline, rather than seeking it out myself). I love that you did this and I can see that your courage extends well beyond the printed page. Way to go, Victoria!

Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

Imagination

Dear Janice, I am happy that this story made your adrenaline burst!
And the power of imagination goes far if you just think about the idea.
We always watch birds, and imaginning that they are far above us, we want to fly.
Imagin the airplane that is almost invisible in the sky. But you realize it has a destination and is filled with content, shape and life. Imagine the fear now, and try to define what is behind that fear. Is that something you care about? A quote with unidentified author that a like says: "If you move into the direction which increases your fear, then you're on the right path."

But of course... To know the risks and assume the burden... It is all about choice.

Thanks for sharing you opinion!

Victoria

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

jap21's picture

Hi Victoria

I am so glad for you, You made me experience the breeze and the beautiful sky with you. I wish I was ten years younger and I would go for it... or maybe not. Maybe I would back off like your friends did. But I love to experience it with you through your writing.

When it comes to taking on new things, most of us do back off you know, and sometimes we miss the fun because of our seconds of chickening out feeling hehe.

Love ya sweetheart!

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

10 years younger?

Dear Jackie,

don't tell me you wouldn't do it... I remembered the article where you were writting about some sports you were practicing. And my lazy side was telling - oh she is so brave and decided and improving day by day.
It is al matter of support. So, whenever you need me, no matter 10 years, I am always here for you!
Maybe we'll do it together one day!!!

And in result - we can chicken out... But the matter of trying will be a good experience to write about.

Hugs!!!

Victoria

10 years younger, 10 years older, and way to go ...

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

Nusrat Ara's picture

I feel like a newborn now, in

I feel like a newborn now, in the same room of the same house. But today, the bad is softer, the blanket is much warmer, the music is more melodious and every single atom of my body is filled with life.

SAYS IT ALL. I wish I feel the same.

Love

Nusrat

Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

Says it all

Dear Nusrat

thank you for highliting this... Indeeed, every time I read I get to remember the way I felt when I was writting the post.
Opps, too many I's. Do you know any teap of avoiding I in the writting?

Nusrat, I sure you feel that same but in another circumstancess.
Can you answer to me, what makes you feel " I wish I feel the same." What are the things you find joy in?

Have a good day!!!

Vic

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

Nusrat Ara's picture

When I was at University

When I was at University studying Journalism we were taught to to avoid WE , I . It was reporting and we were taught to distance ourselves from the subject and state facts . Advised not to come into the story because that way we will be biased. That was hards news but features were written in first person . Some news features were devoid of I.

But this is a blog . We are putting our thoughts on paper. It has to have I's but if u think there are too many of them do one thing. Do a second reading and be on a lookout for I's and see if u can reduce the number. If u do it enough times u will get slowly conscious of it while wirting. Try . If this doesn't work we will find another way.

Did u not apply for the Board Memember. Please do.

Love

Nusrat

Dear Nusrat,

I hesitated applying
and the reason was confidence.

But if you suggest me do so, then, tonight as I get home after work, I will do my best.

Thank you for the tip. Now I am going to review my post and elliminate some of my personallity :)

Have a good day!

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

Nusrat Ara's picture

Go for it there isn't much

Go for it there isn't much time left. Best of luck. You shouldn't have thought about applying. Go for it girl

Love

Nusrat

stella Ndugire- Mbugua's picture

Fun!! Sounds like fun

Fun!!

Sounds like fun Victoria; you did it!

I'm sure i took a lot of courage, to overcome the fear. But you would never have forgiven yourself if you had chickened out! I'm sure of this from reading and feeling your feeling after the leap of faith.

Lots of love and energy for the week....

Regards,

Stella Ndugire- Mbugua
ICS- Africa

Victoria Vorosciuc's picture

Thank you for the wishes!

Dear Stella,

the lack of faith is a thing that comes and goes
For me - this action was a step towards building confidence that I can do things.
You are totally right! I wouldn't forgive myself.

And I am a chick that chicks out in so many situations.

The process of empowering is not as easy as I thought. Bot I am trying.

A good day to you!

Victoria

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

Starland's picture

Wow!

I am impressed! What a woman! I am so proud you overcame any fear and just did it. How sad it would have been to have missed that amazing opportunity because of fear. How many times in my life have I not done something fun because of fear? I really don't know but I am guessing too many. Thanks so much for this. Your writing was so good I enjoyed the jump with you! Yippeeee

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K-lee 3709

K-lee Starland, Ph.D.

Dear K-lee

I bet I had every single person in my mind going through my head.
Even my mom felt that I ws doing something crazy. She called 2 minutes before i did it.

So, we never know how far the intuition can go and how many people can benefit from the positive feelings one is sending out and weather the people you keep in mind can somehow experience it too.
I am happy to see that the product of my jump was a good peace of article which I lived through 100 %.

Your positive thinking at this hour, Victoria

Victoria Vorosciuc
Project Coordinator
"Empowering women to participate
in community life"
WorldPulse Media Corresspondent

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