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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

GoblinsAndGhouls Fri 07-Dec-18 17:36:50

I play bass in a punk band. Always loved punk but was bullied and manipulated out of it by my mother because it wasn't for nice, middle class girls and was bullied out of playing bass because it wasn't for any sort of girl.

I'm in my 40s and now I gig most weekends.

Punk as Fuck grin

Otterses Fri 07-Dec-18 17:39:38

Do a degree grin

My student finance is sorted, and I start in February.

afrikat Fri 07-Dec-18 17:47:26

Started eating meat again after 22 years as a vegetarian

SecretWitch Fri 07-Dec-18 17:49:57

earned an advanced degree
Became Director of Counseling Services at a feminist health care clinic
Got married twice
Had my last baby at 42

MsLexic Fri 07-Dec-18 17:51:27

Just all the things I have taught myself. The internet has helped me learn.

Grumpbum123 Fri 07-Dec-18 17:52:35

Attempted suicide and spent time in a psych unit

Omunye Fri 07-Dec-18 17:57:32

Married a white man.

Workreturner Fri 07-Dec-18 18:00:49


Pretty sure I know you!

Workreturner Fri 07-Dec-18 18:01:26


What tempted you??!!

RaspberryRipple1963 Fri 07-Dec-18 18:06:20

Went away on a little holiday by myself,a few weeks ago. I wanted to see a couple of tribute bands for my favourite group,but they were playing in a town about 150 miles away from where I live. I plucked up the courage to book a hotel for 3 nights,bought the gig tickets and coach journey tickets,and went all by myself. I never thought that I would have had the courage to do it. But I did,and I'm so glad that I did. I thoroughly enjoyed myself,and am planning to do it again in the spring next year.

KismetHardie Fri 07-Dec-18 18:07:51

@LucyMorningStar you were very young, and as you say you were groomed. There's power in recognising that you did make choices there and you are very different now, but you can also forgive yourself

Cuppaqueen Fri 07-Dec-18 18:13:21

Get married and have a baby. The teenage/20s me would be horrified grin

bellalou1234 Fri 07-Dec-18 18:19:44

Got a degree at 37 and now working as a nurse. It had always been a dream that I thought I couodnt achieve..

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 07-Dec-18 19:08:32

Gave up smoking

Running looooong distances (20+ Km )

IamPickleRick Fri 07-Dec-18 19:12:54

- Have a central London job with a very famous employer.
- Abseil down the Hayward Gallery on the south bank.
- See as many bands as I have.
- Have children.
- be a good mum.
- Travel to America.
- vote Labour (family are staunch conservatives)
- Go deaf
- overcome my childhood

spiderlight Fri 07-Dec-18 19:23:48

Went paintballing. Not my sort of thing AT ALL but a friend got Groupon Fever and bought tickets and dragged me a long in the freezing cold and ankle-deep mud and I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life!

BlimeyCalmDown Fri 07-Dec-18 19:32:16

Graduated in my 40's from a good uni

Passed my driving test in 40's (although still not got a car 6yrs later...)

To get out of debt

Keep becoming single after long term relationships

Racmactac Fri 07-Dec-18 22:10:26

Set up my own business.

Have a great group of friends. I was always a bit of a loaner

SuperSange Fri 07-Dec-18 22:46:43

Ran a marathon! 💗💗

Bloodybridget Sat 08-Dec-18 00:27:28

@afrikat I became omniverous again after 37 years vegetarian!

SteveBrule Sat 08-Dec-18 00:30:28

Well done @DailyMailDontStealMyThread, I'm scared of heights too and last year jumped out of a plane. I was 51 at the time so there's lots of time for you to build up the courage.

Ollivander84 Sat 08-Dec-18 00:47:49

Found a new job after a decade in my old one
Went through emergency spinal surgery (5hr op) and recovery alone
Started modelling and got published

morethanaword Sat 08-Dec-18 02:01:51

Probably blaming my son for eating all the cookies in the house, woops!

shazkiwi Sat 08-Dec-18 02:26:40

I went on holiday & wound up emigrating to the UK

PollyFlinderz Sat 08-Dec-18 03:30:57

Separated from my husband after 38 years together. It took me 4 years to pluck up the courage.

Started travelling alone and on my travels I’ve faced my fear of ......

heights by going on the worlds tallest zip wire.

Faced my fear of sea snakes by jumping off a boat 4kms out in the ocean to swim with whale sharks. I’ll never forget it.

Went on scary rollercoasters.

Have developed a love of camping in the desert and by the sea with my children and grandchildren after trying it once years ago and hating it. It just clicked with me about 3 years ago and I now want to go every few weeks during our winter.

I’ve also discovered I’m quite a good desert driver and instead of hanging on to the Jesus bar In terror I now hang on to the steering wheel and enjoy every minute. Next year I’m planning on joining a group of women I’ve never met before to do an all female desert crossing lasting a few days.

I’ve really surprised myself of late.

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