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For some, Making Room for More literally means learning to fly.


My dear friend, Krista, is a daredevil. She's been parachuting, takes fire dancing classes, and recently invited me to her first hang gliding lesson with Bay Area Hang Gliding at Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas, California. Sure- as long as my feet stay on the ground!

[caption id="attachment_1195" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Krista and I made inspiration boards together. Notice the familiar shape in the corner of her board? She hadn't noticed it until the day she headed out for her first lesson. She was happy to fulfill a dream that she'd put in place just a couple of years ago!"][/caption]

The past few weeks were about appreciating my friends. This week has been about taking time to recharge. And I can't think of a better way to do both than hold the camera for her and watch her learn to fly. Here's how it went...

[caption id="attachment_1185" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="When I first pulled up the class was already in full motion practicing with their training glider"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1186" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The getups aren't exactly attractive, but instructor, Rich Palmon, makes sure everyone is properly suited for the next steps"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1187" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="And after catching her first bit of air..."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1194" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The turtle suits suddenly don't seem to matter!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1188" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Then they head to their first hill called "the 40", a soft knoll with just enough slope for instructors to continue helping newbies"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1189" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Rich offers a few extra tips while they wait for a perfect breeze"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1190" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Then the next thing you know she's in the air, legs off the ground and Krista had her first flight!"][/caption]

I was almost tempted to jump on that darn thing myself, but maybe another day. For now, check out my interview with Krista tomorrow and learn about her Making Room for More journey!


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