"What do you say to taking chances? What to say to jumping off the edge? Never knowing if there's solid ground below, or a hand to hold, or hell to pay, what do you say?" ~ Celine Dion
Well, before this weekend, I said "I like to play it safe, and be in control, and have my plan." However, after taking a short trip home, and thinking about how I was really feeling about following the "social norm," I am now ready to jump off the edge, and hopefully dive into a beautiful ocean below. I am ready to take some chances.
First of all, I need a job. And before this weekend, I was only focusing on the one-way track plan of the dreaded 9 to 5. (I may be too young to say that, being that my whole 9 to 5 career lasted for a whole seven months, however, that was more than enough time to know that I'd rather eat raw fish eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner than sit at a cube for eight hours a day.)With that being said- why would I put all of my focus and attention in finding a job in that one basket?
Therefore, I am now opening up the door to any and all other jobs, careers, part-time, independently owned and operated organizations, etc, etc. Basically- I have no idea what the future holds, or where I will find a job. But I do know that I am no longer afraid to veer off from the "socially accepted" norm of graduating from college, and working up the corporate ladder. Yes, that is wonderful and very fulfilling for many close friends and family members, maybe even you. But if you ever stare out the window and watch the cars drive by, or envy the table sitting next to you leisurely laughing and slowly eating their meal, while you feel guilty stepping out of the office for an hour to grab lunch and have to talk business the entire time, then maybe you, too, should think for a minute, and actually imagine what it would be like to take a chance, pursue what you are really passionate about, and follow the road less traveled.
"What do you say to taking chances? What do you say to jumping off the edge?"
Think about it for a moment.
Who knows - maybe we'll even end up in the same boat, in the Caribbean, and a whole lot happier. And if not, at the very least you'll know you took a risk, took some chances, and without a doubt, are a better person because of the journey along the way.
.to a beautiful life.