Should I Bungee Jump?

The answer is yes, but not necessarily because it’s fun.

I guess some people think it’s fun, but I was all butterflies and no words when Jacob and I made the ascent. Where was Ryder? He was getting babysat by a friendly employee 43 meters below us.

We did it tandem, and even when we were falling it happened so fast I didn’t even have much of that exciting swoop feeling that comes with a drop in gravity.

I just kept saying to Jacob I wanted to throw up. His face was right below mine so I really tried my best to keep from losing my cookies. The blood was rushing to my head and my ankles were stinging with the tightness of the straps.

I had a headache for the rest of the night and my dinner didn’t really assuage the wobbliness of my belly.

And yet, I’m glad I did it.


Because of the fantastic advice the bungee operator gave just before it was time to jump.

Just don’t think about it. When I count down to one, just jump.”

As someone who suffers from “analysis paralysis” I realized that I needed to hear that. Stop overthinking things. Take action. Do, or do not do, but stop wavering in between.

It’s just better to take the leap, even if it’s scary. It’s not as bad as you think it is.


Where we bungee jumped: The Agrodome Adventures in Rotorua

Kalli Hiller

Article by Kalli Hiller

Kalli Hiller is a voluntary vagabond who, with her husband Jacob, has traveled full time for the last eight years.

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