as i dangled my feet 7,500 feet above, i get this weird feeling. it's excitement, it's anxiety, it's satisfaction, it's calm, it's fear, all at once. that feeling isn't really describable. it just feels funny. i've learned the worst thing to do is doubt at a time like this. the second you doubt yourself, you're fucked. your knees begin to shake, sometimes even buckle. you lose your balance. you feel nauseated. you get scared and freeze. all that is asking for something really bad to happen. confidence is important and knowing what you're capable of is a matter of life and... very bad news.