It was a lifetime ago, but I was once a paratrooper. To this day, I am still Airborne! It takes a strong, and dedicated person to earn that tab. We worked hard, trained hard, and played even harder.
Its been 20 years since I have strapped on a chute, but I can feel it like it was yesterday. Nowhere else can you be flooded with an hours worth of experience in the four seconds it takes for your chute to open and you look up to see a full canopy.
I learned so much about myself through my experience in the Airborne that it changed me to the core. I learned that there is a huge difference between what your mind perceives to be your limits, and what your body is capable of withstanding.