Oprah, I watched your "Step Out of Your Box" episode. I have two beautiful children, and my daughter has some delays, so I spend my time running around taking her everywhere that can help her get further. I also care for my grandfather, who is 86 years old and has dementia. My days off are devoted to caring for him. My husband works a lot and is a volunteer firefighter. So when he is not working, he is often at the fire house for one thing or another. So my days are devoted to everyone else but me.
My best friend and I have been going through a phase together, trying to do things for ourselves once and a while. As the women were jumping out of the plane in the episode, I knew it was something we needed to do. I sent her a text: "Want to go skydiving with me?" Followed by a second one: "I am serious." She replied: " When and where? We will be Thelma and Louise." I thought, "There is no backing down now."
I told my husband what I wanted to do and he said okay. I could not believe he did not try to talk me out of it. Now I really had to do it. A few days later, we had our reservations to jump. Sunday came and we jumped—we did it! It was so amazing! Kathy and I want to go again. We even want to be able to take the classes to jump ourselves. It was such a wonderful experience, and if it wasn't for your show, I do not think I would have ever done it. Thank you, Oprah.
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