What's the scariest/hardest thing you have ever done?

That others might not find difficult

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06/07/2012 at 13:53

I'm not interested in exciting things like bungy jumping or white water rafting, but things that others might find quite tame, such as giving someone bad news, or making a change to your life.

06/07/2012 at 14:08
Telling the first Mrs Spartan she was the ex-Mrs Spartan ?

Plucking up the courage for my first tatt
06/07/2012 at 14:33
Put a massive spider in a plastic container and threw it out
06/07/2012 at 14:36

Getting back in the water for OW swimming. I was on the verge of a panic attack. 

06/07/2012 at 14:40
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

Getting back in the water for OW swimming. I was on the verge of a panic attack. 

Similar for me.  I was a late starter in the water and used to clutch the rails in the shallow end.  I can remember the first time I braved open water as an adult with no options for touching the bottom.  Gave me the proper willies that did.

Edited: 06/07/2012 at 14:40
06/07/2012 at 14:43

Having to do a presentation in front of 50 people even after a glass of wine.

06/07/2012 at 14:49
PhilPub wrote (see)
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

Getting back in the water for OW swimming. I was on the verge of a panic attack. 

Similar for me.  I was a late starter in the water and used to clutch the rails in the shallow end.  I can remember the first time I braved open water as an adult with no options for touching the bottom.  Gave me the proper willies that did.

I'm actually quite comfortable in the water, but I caught leptospirosis from an OW and the thought of going back in nearly brought me to tears. I've been back three times now though

 

06/07/2012 at 14:50

Deciding the right time to have my dog PTS. That wasn't good at all.

06/07/2012 at 14:59

Getting married!

I did stand-up comdy for two years (haven't officially retired from it yet). My first time I wouldn't classify as hard or scary but the time after my first really bad gig was.

06/07/2012 at 15:00

Oops, didn't read the sub title, sorry.

06/07/2012 at 16:51

1. First time i ever sacked someone.

2. First time i had to tell an entire office they were all being made redundant.

3. Time i had to inform my team that a much loved staff member had passed away.

4. Time i had to tell my kids their mother and i were seperating.

After No. 3&4 the first two are now no problem at all !

 

06/07/2012 at 17:21

For my Mum's 50th she wanted to get everyone to meet at the topo of Snowdon (some walking some on the train). She wanted to go over Crib Gogh (narrow ridge, I'd post a picture but none of them make it look as scary as it was!), and as most others wanted to take an easier route, my Boyfriend and I said I'd go with her. I don't like heights. Half way along the ridge was the closest I've come to a panic attack. My legs were shaking so much I could barely balance so was mainly crawling which meant looking down. I was scared to go back, didn't want to go on, but the only other way off the ridge was calling mountain rescue and I wasn't going to do that! To make it worse there were people just strolling along the top of the rigde like it was nothing!

Was a great feeling reaching the end of the scary bit. And a little bit of me would like to go back and do it again.Though my boyfriend has said he won't come with me, as he said my legs were so shaky he was conviced I was going to fall at any minute.

OW
06/07/2012 at 17:29
SuperCaz wrote (see)

I'm not interested in exciting things like bungy jumping or white water rafting, but things that others might find quite tame, such as giving someone bad news, or making a change to your life.

Separating from the father of my children (hardest)

Removing spiders (scariest)

 

OW
06/07/2012 at 17:35

I think mine was probably going back to work after having a breakdown.

06/07/2012 at 17:42

coming back to the UK after living in Spain for 6 years - was reeally hard to adjust to being back and spent about every night for a year in tears

06/07/2012 at 18:21

I got stuck in a very small lift this afternoon, and right now I can't think of anything I've done that was scarier.  I was "only" in there for an hour before the security guys managed to get the doors open, but I was on my own and the lift had just plummeted from the 6th floor to the basement, so it was all a tad stressful to say the least.  I'll be taking the stairs from now on.

JvR
06/07/2012 at 20:02

Having to present a training course for work. Did it twice to about a half dozen people each time, the first time at a customer site, the second at our offices. Wasn't sure that I'd be able to hold everyones attention for a whole day.

or

Getting up in front of about 100 people last Christmas and performing a burlesque routine to Little Drummer Boy.

07/07/2012 at 08:06

Catalin Bond - Respect to you !  Crib Goch is scary.  

07/07/2012 at 16:28

Refusing to give in to a period of panic attacks: dragging myself out of the house to go to work every day and travelling there and back on the tube despite being convinced I was about to die.

It made me a stronger person.

07/07/2012 at 17:31
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Refusing to give in to a period of panic attacks: dragging myself out of the house to go to work every day and travelling there and back on the tube despite being convinced I was about to die.

It made me a stronger person.

Wow! Huge respect from me! 

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