what better way to start your day than jumping off a building at 10 in the morning? oh yeah.. i’ll get into that in just a moment 😉 but first, i need to talk about how happy the cool weather made me. when we first landed, the wind hit my skin and i never ever thought i’d enjoy being cold, but for a moment it reminded me of home so i took it all in. a few of us decided to go for a walk and find some food. we ended up finding super cheap sushi which ended up being delicious. did i mention it was cheap? im not sure which part is better.. then we took a stroll around the waterfront. you could see the islands in the distance and the ferries full of people heading in that direction. i found new zealand to have such a variety of landscape. its nothing short of beautiful with its mountains and islands and ocean and city.. i fell in love at first site from the aircraft’s windows.
a few people from the same joining date as me ended up having a flight to Auckland as well, including some of my batch mates. so all together there were 9 of us there at the same time! after our little stroll i decided to meet a few of them at a bar near the hotel for a drink and of course to capture the moment. it was really cool to be able to say we’ve traveled together and were in another country other than dubai together.
now.. back to jumping off a building.. if anybody knows anything about Auckland, then Sky Tower is most likely going to be talked about. it is the tallest building of Auckland reaching 1,076 feet tall and if you’re feeling adventurous you can jump off of it. well, i was feeling brave and decided to do it! my friend Magdalena, who was on my flight and also joined the same day as me, decided to come as well. she wasn’t sure at first if she was going to jump, she wanted to see me do it first. so here i am at 10 in the morning getting suited and strapped up to jump off of this building. Magdalena was giving me some last words of encouragement and i was finally starting to feel nervous as i made my way up the elevator to the top of the building. i was the first one to do it that morning, so i was watching the employees get the ropes ready. i was getting nauseas from the suspense and sitting there watching them get the ropes ready. next thing you know they’re calling my name and im shaking as i made my way. they could tell i was nervous so they were cracking some jokes, but in my head all i was thinking was, “what the hell am i doing right now?” so i made my way to the border and the instructor was telling me to grasp these two tiny ropes that force you to tilt slightly over the edge. for a good three seconds i felt i was going to die. i refused to look down because i was afraid it would make me back out. then came, “alright Lindsay ready in 3, 2, 1….” and with no hesitation i just leaped off. IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!! excuse my language but guys i kid you not it was one of the coolest things i have ever done in my entire life. i went from screaming, to laughing, to crying at the very bottom all in 11 seconds. i conquered one of my fears (heights) and it was by far a life changing experience. thankfully, it made Magdalena want to do it as well, and i got to watch her do it as well. i am so happy she came with me because theres nothing like sharing experiences like that with other people. if you’re ever in auckland, just do it. dont even think about it! JUST DO IT!
Some more pics from the sector adventures 🙂
PS: if you want to see a video of me doing the jump, check out my Instagram at MeBeLINDS 🙂