Once Can Be Enough
There are many things that I would like to do.
In fact I have made a list of 100 things I would like to do
before I die. I have been checking quite a few things off the
list in the last couple of months, including a fire walk and
a hot air balloon ride. One of the things I am learning is that
there are things that doing once is plenty.
When I made my list of 100 things I wanted to
do before I die eight years ago, I put hot air ballooning at
the top of the list. It was something my father always talked
about doing and I thought it would be fun. Although I have a
huge fear of heights, I still wanted to attempt the feat. While
attending the Albuquerque, New Mexico Balloon Fiesta my dream
came true and I was fortunate enough to take a ride with one
of the top woman balloon pilots in the world, Cheri White. The
balloon ride was amazing, exciting and I would never do it again.
I was terrified when I was up in the balloon, but I managed.
Being up in the balloon was nothing compared to landing in it.
We had a crash landing in the weeds and burrs, and the basket
was drug for a distance before we finally stopped. I wasn't
hurt, but I was convinced I would never do it again.
It is funny that when I tell people that I would
never do it again, most look confused and wonder why. The truth
is I wanted to do it just because. I don't have a passion for
hot air balloons or being off the ground for extended amounts
of time for that matter. I just wanted to try it. And for me
that is fine. There are things you only have to do once to know
if you want or need to do again. For me the balloon ride was
worth trying once, and now I can move on to the other things
on my list.
I believe that it is important to try things at
least once. Recently I heard someone tell his friend, "I
have never done it but I know I wouldn't like it." You
don't know until you try. I would have always wondered what
it was like to take a balloon ride. Now I know and I don't have
to do it again. It doesn't mean that I am not glad I did it.
I am happy I tried it. But there are plenty of other things
I want to do, so I will just continue to move down the list.
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