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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: sad day, divers, pilots, and why


Thread: [Acro] Re: sad day, divers, pilots, and why

Message: [Acro] Re: sad day, divers, pilots, and why

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From: Planedancer at

Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 06:18:10 UTC


  In a message dated 11/13/2002 7:04:34 AM Central Standard Time, 
rob at writes:

<<   There is something to be said for having something that requires focus.  

Bingo!  I think that's it!!!  

I've always loved science (but hated math, maybe because females of my 
generation were supposed to?).  I've played around with different jobs out of 
curiousity and for the experience, but when it came time to go to college for 
a profession, again, after some bumping around (and I'm not done yet!), I 
chose nursing, because it was "acceptable" for women of my generation as well 
as satiating to my scientific interests and curiosity.  I have met more 
nurses who are into flying than women in any other profession (except 
professional pilots).  One even noticed I drove a stick shift car and mused 
"what is it about pilots and driving stick shift cars?".  

I have always been adventurous, since I was a 2 yr old (go ahead, ask my 
mother!).  I never approached any of this (sky diving, scuba diving, flying) 
with any sense of a "death wish" or to "defy death".  It's just another 
adventure to experience, and as with any serious adventure, there is 
learning, preparation, and follow through.  There are mistakes to be learned 
from and mistakes to be made, but I don't see any of this "risk taking" 
behavior as that at all, at least not for me.  

I'm in it for the personal mental and physical challenge, and very few things 
combine both aspects.  I'm not competing with anyone but myself, if I'm 
competing at all.  Most of the time, it's simply my "weird" way of relaxing 
and enjoying the world around me as best I can.  I only do all this out of a 
desire to "experience it all".

Rhome (Ft. Worth) TX


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