6 Months and Volcano Boarding

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I have been here 6 months! Congrats Nica 65. We started with 40, we’re down 5. We started a collective group, excited, nervous and ready to work. I can admit, I am still nervous, excited and working! It has been hard. That one week stint in the hospital truly did a number on me. BUT my work, my co-workers, my Nica friends and Nica family are making way into my heart and I am just not ready to say goodbye. To celebrate, I went volcano boarding. I heard it’s something to cross off your bucket list and CNN listed it as number 2 fun but terrifying experiences.  It was TOTALLY WICKED!! First you have this hour long hike up the volcano. Not to worry, although it is active, the lava comes out the bottom. The entire way up you feel a lot like you could plunge to your death because it’s steep, covered in ash that’s not exactly stable and carrying a very heavy board. Then you get to the top, enjoy the view and start the ride. There’s no real way to say how you feel leading up to it. You’re seeing people slide and then suddenly they disappear! It’s so steep you can’t see them to the bottom. Just people seemingly boarding off a cliff. While waiting, I got so nervous I thought I would throw up, so I asked to skip the line and just did it. Seeing as I weigh, practically nothing, I was flying down the volcano from the start. It was a rush and the entire time I was saying, “good Lord, what did I get myself into.” I didn’t think I would die but you feel like you’re go way faster than you probably are. Then you get to the base where it’s the steepest and you’re racing into ashy wonderland. Rocks were flying and got in every crevice imaginable despite the suit. I would definitely go again and I regret NOTHING. I was scared and had so much adrenaline running through my veins, I was shaking like a leaf when I finally got to the bottom of the volcano. BUT it was more than I could ever imagine and a great way to toast half a year achieving my dreams!

 

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