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What’s the one thing you have done that you never thought you would?

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DailyMailDontStealMyThread Thu 06-Dec-18 22:06:18

Mine is quite lame but, I don’t like heights and had to attend one of those work get to know you days at it was at Centre parcs and I had to jump off of various far too high woodland obstacles.

I loved it! I’m old and can’t believe I left it so late to fling myself off high obstacles.

I now want to do a parachute jump. 30 year old me would never do it grin

OhioOhioOhio Thu 06-Dec-18 22:08:58

Throw my stbxh out. Become a single parent.

DailyMailDontStealMyThread Thu 06-Dec-18 22:10:50

Great news Ohio glad it worked out for you!

Bezalelle Thu 06-Dec-18 22:21:14

Become religious

GhostSauce Thu 06-Dec-18 22:21:59

Passed my driving test in my mid 30s.

Found the person I'd be happy to spend the rest of my life with.

Became a champion Yorkshire pudding maker.

3 things!

brieandcrackers Thu 06-Dec-18 22:22:20

Went to university in another country! Granted it was only Wales... grin but still surprised myself as I had grown up planning to go to the local one while living at home and I ended up moving 150 miles away instead! Was very homesick at times but it definitely made me more confident and independent.

DailyMailDontStealMyThread Thu 06-Dec-18 22:33:07

Lovely Brie dread my DC moving away though!

KeepServingTheDrinks Thu 06-Dec-18 23:57:35

Too ashamed to say it, but it's something I (knowingly) did and i live with knowing I did it.

I can't tell anyone in RL.

Thejezebel Fri 07-Dec-18 00:02:32

Dragged myself out of the gutter.

colouringinpro Fri 07-Dec-18 00:03:37

Separated after 25 years together.

Trick my OH to get into the back of a police van.

See my ds drag himself across the floor.

Have two dcs with special needs.

Athena51 Fri 07-Dec-18 00:05:33

Rebuilt my life (new home, career, new partner, new self-esteem and happiness) after a soul destroying marriage that left me with literally nothing.

I didn't know how strong I was until I did that.

I'm still terrified of heights so awed by your feat OP smile

Snowwontbelong Fri 07-Dec-18 00:08:26

Had double figures of dc!!

mirren3 Fri 07-Dec-18 00:11:53

Met my now DP, after losing DH 4 years ago.
We've been together 6 months today and I wasn't ever expecting to meet anyone else, it's lovely and so different.
I'm mid 50's and have grown up children who have all met DP and approve, I've met his DS who also approves of me!
I can't explain how nice it is to have someone to do things with again, even just taking the dog for a walk.

AnotherDunroamin Fri 07-Dec-18 00:13:27

Had an abortion (took me a loooong time to come to terms with that, having been staunchly pro-life for a long time prior).

WereYouHareWhenIWasFox Fri 07-Dec-18 00:15:21

Become a different nationality.

zzzzz Fri 07-Dec-18 00:18:13

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Peanutbutterjar Fri 07-Dec-18 00:19:01

Kayaked 180 miles in 5 days

Owletty Fri 07-Dec-18 00:23:11

Backpacked around NZ

ems137 Fri 07-Dec-18 00:24:43

Stayed in a really shit relationship. I just can't quite understand what is stopping me from kicking him out, why can't I just do it?? I used to be so strong and confident.

TheLittlestLightOnTheTree Fri 07-Dec-18 00:28:00

Ran a marathon!!🎉 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🥇

BoswellandForshort Fri 07-Dec-18 00:28:17

Centre Parcs eh? grin

alwayscrashinginthesamecar1 Fri 07-Dec-18 00:28:30

Emigrate in my 40s. Best thing I ever did, despite having absolutely no intention of doing it for many years.

Didsomeonesaybunny Fri 07-Dec-18 00:29:20

Become the youngest general counsel in the Corporation and earn 6 figures

Have a baby!

Judashascomeintosomemoney Fri 07-Dec-18 00:34:50

Sailing a catamaran off the coast in Dubai. I can’t swim and I’m petrified of water. Particularly the sea. But I went with my mate Digby and he kept me safe, and made me feel safe too, and I bloody bloody loved it. Best thing I’ve ever done. Which, incidentally, is why I am currently the only person (seemingly) on the baby names thread urging the OP to go for it and call their son Digby! 😂

Sillybilly1234 Fri 07-Dec-18 00:36:21

Started using phrases and sayings my mum always uses.

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