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Be happy for no reason

The confident, the assertive, the opinionated, the no-bullshit Shea everyone knows wasn’t always this way. It took a few events to make me understand who I wanted to be and what I stand for. 475 more words


Confidence Is a Habit

Confidence is a habit. It is not something you can just decide to have one day, it takes time and it takes effort.

Let me start by telling you how I hit my rock bottom. 483 more words


Why I Lift

Before we go into the why, I need to explain the path I took to get here. I didn’t step into a weight room until my freshman year of college during summer training for basketball. 274 more words


Why I lift

People ask me all the time “WHYYY do you lift so heavy?” My only answer is “why not?” I’m sure you’ve heard it or seen memes and posts about it, but there’s a common misconception with the general population that lifting makes women “big” or “bulky” or “manly”. 439 more words


Blue Skies, Bob Sinclair

Bob Sinclair, USPA member #4778, passed away November 20 at age 87. Though he never served on the USPA Board and was never honored with any USPA achievement award, Bob Sinclair managed to influence skydiving in ways that few ever do. 259 more words


Alan Eustace, D-7426, Bests High-Altitude World Record

Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened… 10 more words

International News

Giving Skydiving a Positive Image—One Step at a Time

Skydiving has come a long way from the days of the general public seeing us as a bunch of reckless daredevils with a death wish. But there are still plenty of people out there who don’t understand what skydiving and skydivers are all about. 290 more words


R Crow reblogged this on A Crow's View and commented:

I started skydiving because I loved the idea of freedom –Felix Baumgartner
This is a nice blog post from Jay Stokes that is worthy of sharing. It's important not to let people get the wrong idea about any legitimate activity.