Red rock roads and satin sunsets. Crimson cacti and eclectic, desert diners.
Moab, Utah is a splendid sight for sore eyes.
This trip to Moab held a completely new experience in store for me. I was attending a festival for BASE jumpers to film my friends jump off really high mountains.
BASE jumping stands for Buildings, Antennas, Space, and Earth, and is a sport where people jump from high places and deploy a parachute from their backpack.
Fear, to this extent, was extremely foreign to me. I had never known anyone who had done this before, so naturally I had a lot of questions.
I asked my friends if their perspective on life changed since they started BASE jumping. They shared some interesting things…
Some say they have a moment of clarity before they jump, coming to terms with what really matters in life.
Some say they don’t stress about the small things because there are much bigger things to worry about in life.
Unanimously, they shared that they learned to make the most of every day, because you never know when it really could be your last. Cherish every day. Never take anything for granted. And most importantly, be a kind human with your time on Earth.
I don’t plan to BASE jump anytime soon (you’re welcome Dad), but I did learn some important lessons. Fear is funny in that way. If you actually imagine yourself losing something, it makes you that much more grateful for it when you don’t.
What events have helped you gain perspective on life? How do you practice gratitude?
As always, I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this topic. And if you want to read more of my stuff, you can check me out here.