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I went skydiving this summer. As we prepared to jump I could feel the soft body and warm breath of the attractive instructor, Angie, behind me.

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´╗┐Sam Milam Mrs. Griffin 23 October 2012 College Essay Step Into the Sky I went skydiving this summer. As we prepared to jump I could feel the soft body and warm breath of the attractive instructor, Angie, behind me. We were wearing retro neon suits that could clearly serve no other purpose than being thrown out of a plane, and were harnessed together. Wisps of her hair would flutter into my face as she prepped me for the jump. It was a tingling feeling in itself that would make skydiving again worthwhile. ...read more.

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I opened my mouth to tell Angie I didn?t want to jump, but too late. Angie leapt out of the plane, me attached. The noise, the crisp wind reddening my face, the plane full of people and Angie?s body all melted away as I felt my stomach drop impossibly far out of my body. I was about to die. This is the same sensation I felt when I realized my two-year-old sister, Lydia, was at the bottom of ten feet of crystal clear water. ...read more.

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My sister is ten years old now, but the memory of the day she was rescued by a benevolent stranger still makes me shiver with an instinctual fear I have thus far failed to define. There are no words to express how scared I was that day. How I saw part of myself, my favorite part, in danger of disappearing into a clear blue abyss. That was far more terrifying than dying could ever be. I still watch out for my sister, and I didn?t need a near death situation to reveal how much she means to me, but now I know how much of me would be gone on the inside without her. ...read more.

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