Adventurer


Adventurer


Paula ‘Must Try Harder’ McGuire isn’t exactly your average adventurer. She doesn’t even own a sleeping bag.

In fact, Paula spent her early years hiding from life and seeking better places to hide, eventually finding her world shrinking to the confines of her own home without an escape route. Thirty years of crippling social anxiety will do that to a girl.

Adventure became Paula’s personal therapy in 2012 and, ever since, she has terrified herself daily in the name of recovery. So far, it’s working.

Paula ‘Must Try Harder’ McGuire isn’t exactly your average adventurer. She doesn’t even own a sleeping bag.

In fact, Paula spent her early years hiding from life and seeking better places to hide, eventually finding her world shrinking to the confines of her own home without an escape route. Thirty years of crippling social anxiety will do that to a girl.

Adventure became Paula’s personal therapy in 2012 and, ever since, she has terrified herself daily in the name of recovery. So far, it’s working.

The Challenges

 

The Big, Mad Swim Around Britain


Find out more about the Big, Mad Swim

The Big, Mad Swim Around Britain


Find out more about the Big, Mad Swim

Everyday Adventures

You don’t have to go to the ends of the Earth to find adventure. It’s always on your doorstep. And Paula’s Everyday Adventures will point you in the right direction.

Everyday Adventures

Dream
Jobs

What do you want to be when you grow up? Paula might have tried it out during her year of doing the Top 15 jobs that children want when they grow up. If not, just wait five minutes and she will.

Dream Jobs

Glasgow
2014

A sporting incompetent tries the 17 Glasgow 2014 sports. What could go wrong? Paula’s first challenge proved just what you can do with some squash balls and an adventurous spirit.

Glasgow 2014

Videos

Watch some more of Paula’s adventures in action on her YouTube channel.