hold on tightly, let go lightly

the UH-1 blades whirled above me, almost as if in slow motion. the jumpmaster commanded that i lean outside the chopper, flying 90 feet above the ground. trusting my training with nothing but a hand-tied harness and a gloved hand breaking my fall, i leaped out of the bird.

it's 9 days before demo day. stress is building up, the demand to do more faster is rising, and the founders know there's a real finite goal to the last 3 months.

now is not the moment to panic.

now is the time to breathe slowly. now is the time to remember your training and experience. now is the time to trust your gut and free yourself of your doubts.

hold on tightly, let go lightly.