Welcome to Level-Up!  (and your first Blog Post)

Hello Level-Uppers!  Normally Daily Blog Posts will be a little shorter than this, but this is to help you get oriented a bit.

Every day, you’ll have a blog post to comment on.  Your blogposts will be public, but you will have the option  to sign your name to the end of them (which we encourage you to do!)

So here’s your first Blog Post:

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever chosen to do? What is the scariest thing you’ve ever been required to do? Were either of them as bad as you had expected? Why or why not?

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34 thoughts on “Welcome to Level-Up!  (and your first Blog Post)

  1. I recently attended a student field trip to Stronghold camp and I had to climb up a rope about three stories in the air and then I zip lined down. This was very fun and scary. There was a complete course to try but I could not face my fears just yet and try the entire course of ropes and boards. Yes we had safety equipment but it was still scary so instead of completing the entire course I just completed the zip line portion. I am glad I face my fears and zip lined but now that I have completed the zip line portion I want to try and completed the rest of the obstacle course. This course has taught me to face my fears and never be afraid to try new things and if at first you don’t succeed try again.

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  2. The scariest thing I have ever chosen to do was ride my skate board down a 250 foot hill in KY. The scariest thing I have ever been required to do was swim a 1000 meter race in a Olympic size pool, when I was on the swim team in high school. They were as bad as I expected when I was going down the hill on my skate board my wheel hit a pebble and I flipped and flopped down like 45 Feet in to grass. When I was on the swim team I made it to almost 800 feet and got cramps in both my legs and lost the race.

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  3. One of the scariest things I’ve ever had to chose in life is what i wanted to be when i grow up. In other words the career i want to make for my self. I have chosen the military career path and I am currently undergoing the process of getting everything together to join. On the other hand, the scariest thing i have ever been required to do would have to be when i got out of high school, i had already had a job but its a scary thing to stop doing something that you have been doing for 12 or so years. Just thinking of being forced to do things on your own whether or not you have people behind you pushing you and helping you with your path of life. In my case i have had a lot of people influence me and help me with what path i should choose.

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  4. The scariest thing I have ever chosen to do is go to another state at the age of 17 with my cousin who was 17 at the time as well to work. We were far from home, the comfort zone of the people that we knew were close to us. The job wasn’t what we thought it would. After about 2 weeks working for the car rental company, I had a day off and got into a fight with a co-worker and ended up getting arrested and taken to the county jail. At that age in a different state first time getting arrested and having to go to jail was pretty scary.

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  5. The scariest thing that I have done in my life was ride the superman roller coaster. At the time I was 11 years old and it was the most horrendous thing I’ve done from a fear perspective. The scariest ting I’ve been required to do is also the roller coaster ride because my family members would not allow me to leave the ride. In the end it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting as I enjoyed the ride very much. It turns out I was freaking out for no apparent reason.

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  6. The scariest thing I have ever chosen to do would be to get a job. It was the first situation where I didn’t know anyone, and I had no clue as to what I should be doing.The Scariest thing I was required to do was when I had to transfer schools during my sophomore year of high school. I had to enter an unfamiliar environment where everyone already knew each other and I knew no one. In both situations time made me more comfortable and they weren’t as bad as I initially thought

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  7. The scariest thing I’ve ever chosen to do was get on a scary ride at a carnival. Once the ride was done I realized it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I did get a little dizzy but I started liking big rides at carnivals.
    The scariest thing I’ve been required to do was talk about my spider/tarantula phobia in my psychology class. Thus was a horrific experience for me because I dislike them very much and they’re very terrifying!

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  8. Well, the scariest thing I probably ever have chosen to do was trying something new or something out of my comfort zone. The scariest thing I was ever required to do is give a speech to a large audience. I found out that trying something new is only normal if you are unaware of your current situation. Being out in a large audience just even thinking about it is frightens me, so it is only natural this to be the scariest thing I have done.

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  9. The scariest thing I’ve chosen was to sign up for college on my own because I usually have my parents do all that for me.
    The scariest thing I’ve been required to do was to graduate high school.
    Neither of these were as bad as I expected because I realized that they’re just baby steps to come up in the world.

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  10. The scariest I have chosen to do was explore a cave. It was not as bad as I expected, for it was more interesting than fearful. While the scariest thing I have ever been forced to do was going on a roller coaster. It was as scary as I thought because I have never been fond of heights, so being on something extremely high up with the land far below was terrifying.

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  11. The scariest thing that I chosen to do is facing my fears of heights. The scariest thing that I did was going to on a roller coaster and riding in one for the first time. I was, at first, nervous about riding a roller coaster and being in line waiting to ride one. so, I was with a couple of friends and them encourage me to calm down and I did but didn’t at the same time. When I got in the roller coaster, I was scared at first but, it felt great for the first time riding it.

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  12. The scariest thing that I have chosen to do is go on the Vertical Velocity ride at Six Flags. This experience was as bad as I expected because I was terrified and wanted to get off, but I had to wait until it was over. The scariest thing I’ve been required to do was to stay in an AP class. It was not as scary as I expected because all I had to do was try hard and not give up so easily.

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  13. The scariest thing I ever chosen to do is going up to a really high place and having to zip line down to a pool. The scariest thing I have been forced to do is meeting a new role in my life , my stepfather . it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be because I guess everything bad was just in my head once its done and better it feels like normal.

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  14. Living the dream day one.
    I scariest thing I’ve ever chosen to do is leave everything I ever known. I decided to become a flight attendant. I left my home in North Carolina and came to explore this vast expanse called the world. I have never been so independent and alive my whole life. I was moved to Chicago and began flying two days later. It was the best thing I could have ever done for myself.
    The scariest thing I was required to do was fly with my future husband. He was a new First Officer and those guys usually are a lot of rough landings, scary approaches, and annoying questions. He was very charming and my back soon recovered from all the landings. He was the best thing to happen to me while at that position. I can’t wait to continue to fly the skis.

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  15. The scariest thing I’ve ever chosen to do was to get on a roller coaster for the first time, and the scariest thing I was required to do was to get on an airplane when I went out of state.
    Getting on the roller coaster wasn’t as a bad as I expected to be, I thought I was going to pass out before I got on it. Getting on the airplane was kind of scary as I expected it to be, I don’t like them at all.

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  16. Salutations!
    The scariest thing I have ever chose to do is a dance solo. I’m a very timid person and I have major fright when it comes to doing things in front of people by myself. The scariest thing I was force to do was go on the Goliath at Six Flags. I was forced because my cousin wanted to go on it but not by himself so he basically picked me up, put me on his back and we waited in line. I was super scared. I almost cried. The one that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would was the Goliath because yes it was 3 minutes long of a ride but after that first drop everything else was alright.

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  17. The scariest thing that I have chosen to do is travel to China alone when I was 15 and the scariest thing that I have been required to do is 20 hours flight from Cambodia to United States of America. They were not as bad as I had expected because I was able to meet a lot of people from different backgrounds and share our experiences.

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  18. Scariest thing I’ve been chosen to do, when I was 15th years old my parents made me go to Mexico for my first time. I was pretty much excited, untilled they told me I was going on an airplane. I always had a fear of going on airplanes and they told me I was going to my grandpas farm and I love the horses their so I had no other way to go and get inside the plane.

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  19. The scariest thing I’ve chosen to do? When I was 12, a friend and me decided to take the bus to go to a friend’s house. I was nervous because I have never done something like that before. The worst thing about this whole adventure, was the fact that we end up getting lost The luck we had that day was that my friend’s uncle was driving by after 30 minutes of walking having no idea where we were going. Now what’s the scariest thing I have been required to do was tell my parents what we have done and pay the consequences.

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  20. The scariest thing I ever chosen to do is get in a bucket truck in a landscape program. Getting in that bucket track was the scariest thing ever happen to me. I think? I am scared of highest. The scariest thing I was ever required to do was clam up a tree in this landscaping program a few years ago.

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  21. The scariest thing I’ve ever chosen to do was look for scorpions and put them into a water bottle. I was bored in Mexico and just started flipping rocks. I didn’t realize how scary that actually was. Scariest thing I was required to do is fly to Mexico alone. I didn’t know what to do, who was I going to be next too. It was a new scary adventure, I always thought i’d get kidnapped. Catching scorpions wasn’t so bad I never got stung so win win situation and the flight wasn’t so bad I passed out the whole flight.

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  22. I chose to go bungee jumping on a very high bridge, and for a person with a horrible fear of heights did it, and loved it…. afterwards. That does not top the time I had to get my wisdom teeth taken out. It was horrible and the worst thing I have ever had to go though, and I am so glad I never have to got through it ever again.

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  23. The scariest thing I chose to do has to be when I dare myself to ride a really scary ride; the scariest thing I was required by my teacher was reading in front of the class.

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  24. The scariest thing I’ve ever choose to do, the day when I decided to go ask my wife’s father for her hand.

    the scariest thing I’ve been required to do, in muay Thai fight, i had a fight with a 5 years champion muay Thai and it was no way to say NO, so i decided to take the risk (for me was a challenge at the seem the time) .
    i Win the fight .

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  25. The most scariest thing that I have chosen to do is skydiving. I did some background info on it and it seemed interesting. That day came when I had to actually jump really terrified me. My heart started beating rapidly in my chest, my forehead dripping with sweat, and my legs trembling tremendously. That moment came and I actually jumped. I felt like I was in heaven. After I have arrived back on the ground, I reflected back upon it. It was not as bad as I thought. It was actually really fun and I wanted to do it again.

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  26. The scariest thing in my life that I choose to dew was to make my own family. Moving away from my parents home and conceiving a child. I’ve been required with that being my decision to fully care for my self and my family in health and daily life necessities. Being an adult at all times and in the worst possible life living situations. Moving out was financially difficult and communicating and getting along day and night with your significant other was a big challenge to work on. As for having a child has been the most wonderful unique life experience. Lots of new and challenging experiences have been learned and mastered.

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  27. I am afraid of heights, and moving in flight. If you place the two together you get a roller coaster. The scariest thing that I have ever done, is ride roller coaster after roller coaster at six flags great America. I have had this fear since my first visit at the “amusement park”, in which I rode a Jetsons roller coaster with my father. It was the summer of last year, in which my family wished to go and have fun at six flags. They had just gotten season passes, in which they handed me one and forced me to go. Try as I may to avoid this terrifying trip, I was forced to go. In all honesty I wished to be else where and had hoped, if possible, my parents were joking and would take a detour to the art museum, or something that would not involve being taken off the ground. When we got there, I could hear the screams, of amusement, and the sickening click of the rollercoasters at their climax. I remember my father took me to a starter coaster which, happened to be the American Eagle. I prayed at least more than once, hoping that God would delay this terrible experience. When we got on, the coaster lurched forward, I held whatever breath I had left, and watched as this vehicle slithered about in the air as a serpent would. When the coaster came to the top I swore, much to my fathers surprise, the way a sailor would. Once the ride ended, I was lightly reprimanded by my father, and as we leveled up on roller coasters, I came to finally realize, that rollercoasters, were not as bad as I had deemed them to be.

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  28. the only think i can really say is i got force to go a baby shower and that was not the greatest time i have ever had.

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  29. The first time I chosed to jump into a swimming pool. At the end I realized It wasn’t dreadful at all due to the fact that it wasn’t cold nor a deep pool.
    I was once enforced to ride a horse, which wasn’t bad at all, as in fact it was a blast, once I got used to the controls of a typical horse.

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  30. The scariest thing I was obligated to do one was going on the Raging-Bull ride in Six Flags. My cousin told me that it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was. I thought the same thing, but the thought stopped when I got in the Black Demon Ride. It was obvious that the Raging- Bull was scarier and higher but I still managed to go in the line and wait for the first seat wagon. When the ride was finished all I could think of was my dog because he was the only thing that calmed me down, at the end it wasn’t so bad. I guess my cousin was right.

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  31. The scariest thing I’ve ever chosen to do was lucid dream. It literally was like the movie Inception, I was aware I was dreaming but then I woke up and I was STILL dreaming!! I couldn’t wake up and it started to freak me out but then someone strange person told to just wake up after I had a convo with him and then I awoke. 0_O the scariest thing I was required to do was go into bachelors grove passed midnight in the middle of October. I really don’t think they were all that bad cause it made me think and open doors to other unanswered question in life that is quite possible.

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  32. The scariest thing I’ve ever chosen to do is participate in the level- up program. I deem this the scariest thing ever because that I was always scared of college math. As I am nearing the end of my journey to my Associate degree I have seemingly surpassed every subject except math. For example, at my first college I attended, my college 101 math experience was an epic fail at best. The first day I had no idea where the professor even started or how he got his answer to the problem then when I tried to ask how he got the answer his expression was cold and he made me feel as if I were a “dummy”. My math professor replied in front of the class, ” you did graduate from high school, right”. I felt completely embarrassed. So the next two days were not any better as I still was lost in most of the lectures. So, on the third day of math 101 class I still felt lost, and beaten down. I got up collected my things and left math 101 and never looked returned . However, there have been other scarier things that I have been required to do. For example, having to take English 101 exit portfolio exam. This exam is required for all English 101 students at the city colleges. This exam was so scary that I still have nightmares about writing these paper. Although, I have passed English 101 and English 102 this required exam still freaks me out thinking about today. Finally, these scary experiences were as bad as I expected, but I am hoping that the level up program will be a better experience.

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  33. The scariest thing I have ever done is read out lead for the first time in my level up class. The scariest thing I was ever forced to do was to watch a clown do its thing in front of me. the first this was not bad at all, I was worried I was going to mess up some words like I tend to do when reading. The second thing with the clown was awful. I hate clowns and will continue to dislike them. They just freak me out to much.

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