Caroline Manzo

Caroline explains why she had to ruin the group's zen.

on Sep 10, 2013

The high wire challenge was awesome. Everyone cheered each other on as they climbed the ladder and at times we laughed so hard our bellies hurt. Kathy and Rich showed us all how it's done by going the farthest. Rich following Kathy's lead was something to see! I wanted to participate, but my fear of heights wasn't having it. I literally had an inner battle with myself as I sat and watched everyone complete the task, but I knew that the possibility of me having a panic attack was real and that would not have been fun. I actually worked myself up so much that I sat there crying in frustration. I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses, and for me fear of heights is up at the top. I resigned myself to accepting defeat and calling it a day. Everyone else gave 100% and had a blast. For me personally, it's those moments when everyone has their guard down that mean the most. No one is looking to hurt, we're just a group of people having a really great time together. Unfortunately those times are far and few between with this bunch.