Gratitude: Unfiltered.

Here’s the deal, team. Every Thanksgiving I write my obligatory “what I’m thankful for post” and every year, I vow to be thankful every day, not just on Thanksgiving. And every year, at least once, someone tells me to stop saying “thank you” because I’m borderline excessive when giving thanks (and saying please). So, without looking too far into it, I’d say I’m pretty comfortable with gratitude.

But holy fucking shit, y’all. I have been blown away by the generosity that the community around me has shown since I took a little tumble in December. And I’m not just talking about those of you who have chipped in to help me with the medical bills, physical therapy, and bought those ridiculous pens to help me get back in the tunnel. Well, I am talking about you, but not just the money part. I’m talking about every single person, who, in one way or another, took a few moments out of their busy days to hear me out. Whether your way of doing so was clicking the “Chip In” button, visit the office at Skydive Elsinore, shoot me a text, give me a call, or just post up next to me on a picnic table to hear what was happening, I see it. And I appreciate all of you more than you’ll ever know.

I’m a big believer in that the positive energy you put out there will come back full circle, and it has. And for each and every one of you, it will, if it hasn’t already.

Today is a milestone of sorts. Since December 11, I haven’t done much as it pertains to skydiving, with the exception of putting on events at the Skydive Elsinore that I wanted desperately to participate in. Today, however, I fly in the tunnel for the first time since my accident. I have spent the past three weeks in physical therapy a couple times a week, and at my session on Friday, my super sweet physical therapist said “yeah, you could probably think about getting in the tunnel next week.”

Music to my ears, peeps.

So yeah, today is awesome for me of course, but today is more about you guys. I couldn’t do what I do when I’m at “work” if you didn’t jump here. I couldn’t do what I do on my days off (read: side-hustle days for 3Ring Media and super special couple time with the boy) if you weren’t in need of some kind of service that 3Ring Media can offer. I would still write here if it was only my mom and my boyfriend that read this blog, but the community of readers here is spectacular, and I couldn’t foster those relationships if there weren’t any people to have relationships with.

So today, I thank you. All of you. For being part of my life, in whatever capacity you are a part of it. I wouldn’t be here without you. Seriously.

On a lighter note, obviously I’ll try to post video of my tunnel session tonight. I’ve been visualizing greatness like a madman, and I’m thinking that my time off may have been exactly what I needed to lose the bad flying habits I brought with me here. Today is a clean slate for my skydiving career.

Hearts, sparkles, rainbows and unicorns, peeps. Lots of that.

And in case you were wondering what kind of awesome 4-way has been filling my dreams, this is what I’m talking about. Holy. Shit.

  • Jamie Favreau

    Congrats!!! Have fun! 

  • Mary Flannery

    I don’t even know you 9yet) Syd and I adore you. I’m sure we’ll meet soon!!!  mary

  • Sydney Owen

    Thank you, Jamie! :) 

  • Sydney Owen

    Let’s party, sister. Get your 100-jump-wonder ass down to Elsinore. :)