Birthdays Are Always Special Essay

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Birthdays are always special. Whether celebrated or not, one’s birthday will forever be a reminder of life and growth. I always like to celebrate my special day with friends and family. Cliché, I know. Which is why for my 18th birthday I decided to get risky. Thrill rides and adventures have always fed my soul, but going to an amusement park seemed overplayed. I wanted to do something new and exciting. Skydiving seemed like the perfect avenue for what my inner thrill-junkie craved. It was March 27, 2014. I would say that I woke up like my seven-year-old self on Christmas, but I probably didn’t sleep that night. I knew this day would be one of the biggest days of my life. Ever since my fifth grade art teacher told us about the time she went skydiving it was as if the act of skydiving was the most beautiful girl ever and she was standing right in front of me. I fell in love with an idea. An idea that I would get to realize on this very day. However, a series of unfortunate events followed as that morning progressed. The Groupon code was ready to go, everyone had breakfast, gas tank was full, but my brother was running late. Overhyped and angry, I called and rushed him. It wasn’t a pleasant conversation, if you can call it that. An hour later, I see his shiny white Mazda rear its head on the drive way. I wasted …show more content…
I was scared that my mom would be the first one, but as luck may have it, she was. When we were all seated she looked at me with a smile full of nerves and angst. Every emotion was racing through my mind as the plane came to halt. I was laughing, yet felt terrified as my mom stood up. All eyes were on her. I was holding on to my seat in fear and anticipation. Before I even had time to process what was about to happen, my mom and her instructor were gone like the wind. I remember feeling so proud of her. I can now say that my 41-year-old mother skydived. That is simply

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