Video: A fourth-grader makes her first ski jump

Do you remember the trepidation that you felt as a kid whenever you tried something new? Whether it was learning to ride a bike or strapping on a pair of roller skates for the first time, there was always a sense of dread that was quickly followed by elation as we realized that we weren’t going to die after all. The video below will give you flashbacks to those occasions as it features a fourth-grader attempting her very first ski jump.

Captured on a helmet cam, the video conveys the girl’s sense of nervousness as she psychs herself up for her first attempt at the jump. That nervousness is soon replaced with exhilaration, however, as she not only sticks the landing but glides by her friends to share the joy.

I have to hand it to her. Even now as an adult I’m not sure I’d want to go down that jump. But after watching the video, I’m guessing her first attempt wasn’t her last.