20 Risks Every Woman Should Take Once

Go wild, dream big, and take a stand with these must-try risks hand-picked by Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider. Your adventure begins now!

1. Climb a mountain (I've always wanted to try Mt. Kilimanjaro).

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2. Unplug from social media for a week.

3. Ask for a promotion and a raise.

4. Make a drastic hairstyle change.

5. Don't apologize for anything all day.

6. Drive cross-country.

7. Speak in public.

8. Sing in public.

9. Stand up to your tormentor.

10. Ask someone you admire on a friend date.

11. Move somewhere far away.

12. Run a road race.

13. Apply for a great job you worry you aren't qualified for.

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14. Leave a bad relationship.

15. Flirt with an attractive stranger at a party (this is how I met my husband, by the way).

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16. Run for office (in politics or in a local organization).

17. Start a business.

18. Volunteer for a cause you believe in.

19. Say I love you first

20. Think of something you've always wanted to do. Now do it.


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