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Skydiving: What Every College Student Should Know


When you’re in college, there’s a good chance that you’re not looking up.

Your nose is likely on a computer screen; in your phone; tucked into your elbow as you’re dozing off at your desk; in a red plastic Solo cup; if you’re feeling old-fashioned, in a book. It’s certainly not pointing upward as you wonder what that cloud would feel like between your fingers.

We’re here to reach over and give your chin a little upwards tap. These years are going to slip-and-slide their way into the past before you can so much as high-five them if you don’t put a little focus on making indelible memories. Perhaps the memory you’re looking for is up.

If you’re lucky enough to be going to school around the Houston area, we’d like to humbly propose our very own method to get there: a first-time tandem skydive with The Skydiving Company in Texas. Because you’re a stone-cold academic (Right? Right.), you’re going to want to research this idea. We’ve put this little primer together to help.

1. It’s not a far drive from your school. Not at all.

We’re in the middle of the action as far as Texas higher education is concerned. The Skydiving Company enjoys pride of place within an hour’s drive of Texas A&M, Rice University, Prairie View A&M, Houston Baptist, the Art Institute of Houston, the University of St. Thomas, Sam Houston State University, Texas Southern and U. Houston Clear Lake. If you’re going to any of those schools–or if you’re planning to head back to your alma mater for a shindig of any sort–you kinda owe it to yourself to check us out.

2. It’s not that expensive!

Y’know that spring break holiday that’s making you eye up your piggy bank? Skydiving is way more memorable, and it’s way cheaper.

In fact: For about the same price tag as a week on the beach (once you figure in all the eating out and all the footlong margaritas), you can actually learn to skydive solo…so once everybody else lurches back to school with their hangover, you’ll have massively leveled up your game. Boom.

3. It helps get you out of a rut.

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi to getting out of your comfort zone, especially if you’ve been grinding away at that major for a couple of years. It’s so easy to fall into the gravity of habit when you’re in school; to become a grey-faced victim of the grind as your daily life takes you in the same wake>school>eat>school>beer>sleep circle. That can be fun, but it can get old. And if you need to give the etch-a-sketch of your life a big-ass shake, there’s nothing like a skydive to do it.

One of the many off-label benefits of skydiving is that it just might help you re-focus back on school work. Skydiving is a major confidence-builder, and you can expect your jump to give you big surge of energy to ace tests, finish projects, make connections, etc. Weird but wonderful, right?

What are you waiting for? Come up to The Skydiving Company in Texas and audit our practicum on Applied Downwardsness. You’ll be glad you did.

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