Taking Risks

So I’ve recently decided that life is too short to not live fully, to not do what you’ve always wanted to do, to start ticking off that bucket list, to love Mondays and to take risks.

I am not a natural risk taker.

I am safe.

I stand back from the edge.

I follow the rules.

I do what is expected of me.

Well, not anymore.

For too long now I have been living for other people. Don’t get me wrong, it’s worked out pretty well, I have a great job, house, marriage, holidays, friends… but I know I am capable of far greater things.

For too long now I have stuck to what I know because it’s fine and it works.

I have so many creative ventures buzzing around my brain and I am desperate to fulfill them. They are over flowing and I can’t keep them under wraps any longer.

So…

I’m leaving my teaching career this summer.

I’m starting my own company.

I’m pursuing foster care.

I’m pursuing design.

I’m pursuing art.

I’m pursuing travel.

I’m pursuing film making.

I’m pursuing photography.

I’m pursuing charity work.

I’m dying my hair crazy colours.

I’m taking risks.

I’m stepping out to the edge.

I’m making mistakes.

I’m working it out as I go.

I’m following my gut.

I am so excited.

My dream job that combines all of these does not exist, I have to create it.

I am terrified.

I am scared what people will think, say, not say, do… but that’s all part of it. I need to try not to let that sway me anymore.

What is your dream?

What would make you look forward to Monday?

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3 thoughts on “Taking Risks

  1. So, I turned 40 last July. And like a mad truck I was hit. Hit with all those sayings about being yourself, being happy, bla bla bla!
    IM A ROUND PEG IN A SQuARE WoRLD (I’m round do to my curvy figure and circles are a theme in my life, and the world is square, as in boring!)
    I’ve quite childcare, open an art studio, stop waiting on my husband and do things myself, I’m going to foster a child, now that my two girls are older, I’m taking life by the horns!
    So glad to have ‘met’ you. I’ve met so many amazing people, now that I’ve opened myself up.
    Look forward to sharing stories!
    Brett
    Aka Ms Bretts house- art studio, Perth Australia

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    1. I find this really encouraging! Thank you so much for sharing. I think we could be a great support for each other ☺️😘

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