Alas, I was sent the wrong details for the jump. 🙁 Arrived 8am Nottingham with wife and kids for short bit of training and then jump… Found I had actually been booked on the correct course, but it involved a whole day of training followed by jumping the following morning.
Couldn’t expect kids to stay at airfield all day with nothing to do, then drive 2hr15mins back down the A1 only to get up at 5am again and drive back again in the morning. Tried a lot of alternative logistic but alas nothing held. Only option was to cancel and re-book. 🙁
It was a good test of my attempts to be more laid back and have more of a positive mental attitude! When I found out I couldn’t jump I was bitterly disappointed and frustrated, but fortunately managed to dealt with it pretty well. Drove all the way back down the A1 home, worked on a new song in Cubase (melodramatically titled Failure To Reach the Skies), then headed down to the park/funfair with family and then on to a lovely dinner in The Old Barge. Glad I managed to recover the day rather than just going home and sulking in bed the rest of the weekend! I tell myself it wouldn’t be a challenge if it was easy, and other platitudes!
Now scheduled to jump August 2nd, (weather/life permitting).