So to end my last weekend of the school year with my friends, I went cliff-jumping! It was a really spontaneous decision—I literally decided to go 30 minutes before all the cars left to go to Soddy Daisy. After Sabbath potluck, I shuffled through my drawers for a bathing suit and rushed out my dorm. I usually never do anything with spontaneity because I love to just follow plans, but my friends did a good job of convincing me otherwise :).
The drive to Soddy Daisy was about 30 minutes long, and I was pretty nervous about going because I haven’t been there in about a year. I was freaking out in my head—everyone else seemed so calm! I mean, I didn’t even plan on jumping of a huge ledge. When we finally got to Soddy Daisy, I was feeling more than a little scared, haha.
Before you actually get to Blue Hole (where you can cliff-jump), you have to hike about 20 minutes to get there. I personally like hiking, and I felt like I especially needed to get some kind of exercise because I finished a bunch of ice cream and cheesecake after potluck (oops). We were all hiking in flip-flops, which is a lot harder than it looks. Eventually, we got to Blue Hole and my friends immediately started jumping. I only jumped off this rock that was around 25 feet, maybe? I couldn’t bring myself to jump off anything higher than that, but a bunch of my guy-friends did!
After we cliff-jumped for an hour, we made the hike back to our cars. I almost lost my shoe from a stream we were crossing, but my friend was kind enough to rescue it :). I met up with some of my other friends after we got back on campus and had some Mexican food for dinner. I was sooo tired by the end of the night!
I’m really happy with the way I spent my last Sabbath with my school friends. I’m just incredibly blessed to know so many great people and be in an area where I can easily go out in nature and have fun. I hope you all had a great weekend too, and good luck during finals week! Let’s end this year strong!