Life is scary.
Seriously. Crazy things happen to people. Cars crash. An unexpected diagnosis changes lives forever. People go postal and innocent bystanders get caught in the crossfire.
I know. I sound a little paranoid, huh?
But I’ve been thinking lately about taking risks. As those of you who are familiar with me and my blogs know, I am not a fan of change. And I’ve had a lot of that lately. New city, new house, new job, new friends, new church, and the list goes on and on and on.
Sometimes it is hard to take a chance on the unknown, isn’t it? Whether it is moving to a new city, going on a date with someone new, or just finding the courage to finish that book…it is always scary. At least it is for me.
Once I spoke in chapel during Homecoming week at my alma mater. One of the pieces of wisdom I imparted to the college students in the audience was “I’d rather regret something I did, than something I didn’t do.” I think sometimes I need to remind myself of this concept. (and notice the quote at the bottom of this blog–apparently Mark Twain and I see eye to eye!)
So this week, I promise to get out of my comfort zone a little bit. Take some risks. Finish writing some chapters even though sometimes the very fact that someone will actually read them next October freaks me out a little!
The song of the day/week/month (depending on how long it takes me to blog again!) is Fearless by Taylor Swift.
And for your amusement (and because LOVE quotes) here are a couple that I thought were applicable:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.–Mark Twain
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. –Theodore Roosevelt