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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

candlefloozy Fri 07-Dec-18 00:43:27

Pass my driving test

Sgtmajormummy Fri 07-Dec-18 00:51:19

Consider applying for citizenship of the European country I’ve happily lived in, with equal right and benefits as a British citizen, for the last 30 years.

CleanHonestGoals Fri 07-Dec-18 00:54:05

Ran a half marathon and passed my driving test. Both in the last year.

poppymatilda Fri 07-Dec-18 00:57:26

Have a baby. Never thought I could do it and I did!

FiveShelties Fri 07-Dec-18 00:59:25

I also emigrated in my 40s.

IwantedtobeEmmaPeel Fri 07-Dec-18 00:59:38

Learn a foreign language, take a toyboy lover, spend christmas on my own (last year - it was ok).

SallyVating Fri 07-Dec-18 01:09:51

Shag random strangers for the fun of it

Flower777 Fri 07-Dec-18 01:17:46

I also emigrated in my 40s! Feel like we need to start a club!!

Hidingtonothing Fri 07-Dec-18 01:33:26

Beat my addiction of over 20 years, stayed clean for 5 years but have now relapsed so have to do it all over again sad

Bloodybridget Fri 07-Dec-18 06:31:39

Found Ms Right in my mid-40s, bought a house with her 18 months later!

TanteRose Fri 07-Dec-18 06:36:39

go snowboarding
get a tattoo - its very elegant and discreet

both this year, when I turned 50 grin

<what midlife crisis?> grin

Howtodeal Fri 07-Dec-18 06:39:17

Not had children....I always thought I would but it hasn't worked out like that and now at 45 its a bit too late. I'm happy and at peace with it though, life is just different to what I thought it would be when I was younger.

Gave up meat, and I used to love it. Gave it up 2 years ago just to see if I could and here I am, almost vegetarian (I eat a little bit of fish).

ellesbellesxxx Fri 07-Dec-18 06:40:28

Have twins! Wouldn’t have ever seen that happened and even then, it only happened thanks to ivf

MickHucknallspinkpancakes Fri 07-Dec-18 06:55:06

Move to The European mainland to live

Get divorced (I never thought I'd get married so that's kind of bookended it 😂😂😂)

Be a single mother

Sometimes I feel like a 21 year old playing at "grown-ups".

grannycake Fri 07-Dec-18 06:57:49

Did a parachute jump. Went to uni in my 40's. Became a teacher

recently Fri 07-Dec-18 07:01:42

Finish my PhD, considering I spent every day for 6 years thinking about giving up! grin

Fuckimdoingaphd Fri 07-Dec-18 07:09:02

See user name!


Single parent. Went to uni to do my undergrad at 40. Graduated at 43. Thought up idea for PhD and pitched it and got funding. And I am doing it.

So much for my ex who told me I was thick and wouldn’t even get a degree.

hodgeheg92 Fri 07-Dec-18 07:13:07

Run for the enjoyment of it, not because shouty teacher is making me do it.

Look like my mum. I always looked like my dad but the older I get the more I see my mum looking back at me in the mirror.

WatchingFromTheWings Fri 07-Dec-18 07:15:27

Took up running. Couldn't do it for years but started 3 years ago. This year I've done a 5k race and 3 10k. Half marathon next year!!

Kemer2018 Fri 07-Dec-18 07:15:37

Paraglided from a mountain in olu deniz, turkey.
Like being on a giant swing with great views. Freezing though. I'm so glad i did it.
Having a child. She's my gold.

ButtMuncher Fri 07-Dec-18 07:16:04

Become a parent. Spent my entire 20s being staunchly against having children as I thought I was too messed up. Then met my DH and had my little boy two years ago. Has been hard as I still have issues I'm working through, but he's the light of my life grin

TowerRingInferno Fri 07-Dec-18 07:18:24

Exercise classes.

I hated and avoided all exercise in my teens, twenties, thirties. Now love it!

OhTheRoses Fri 07-Dec-18 07:19:15

Vote Lib Dem.

mimibunz Fri 07-Dec-18 07:23:30

Live in a different country for the second half of my life.

Heuschrecke Fri 07-Dec-18 07:32:54

Go out on a yardarm on a three-masted schooner. Was both scary and exhilarating!

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