This year I found myself wanting to up the anti when it came to life. To do more, see more, live more, risk more. I’m happy to report I’ve been taking some risks lately.
Yesterday I on impulse, bought a ticket to Bon Iver. I haven’t been a fan for too long and I’m never aware of when bands visit Australia and so I never purchased tickets. I found myself more and more wanting to attend it and being too late. I jumped on a scapling situation and had the best night in such a long time.
Apart from it just being an amazing show – part of the reason I enjoyed it so much was because I hadn’t planned on it. It caught me by surprise.
I think I had a billion other things to add about what other risks I’ve been taking, but that’s not really the point, the point is just that I’ve been taking them. I’m not being stupid, my risks are still pretty calculated, but they are risks.
To me, a risk is the potential to lose something or to gain something. It’s one way or the other. There’s always a chance for loss, but there’s always a chance you’ll win something too. I’ve decided I’m secure enough to take risks.
Are you? What’s holding you back? Fear? Insecurity?
Peace should definitely be your umpire – but if you never ever take risks.. I would suggest your umpire needs a bit of a kick in the pants. Mine certainly did.