“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” - Helen Keller
“I’m going on an Adventure” Bilbo in The Hobbit
I’ve realized this at different times in my life, but I realized it, again, recently. Life IS an adventure. At the end of your path, you will have your OWN footprints in the sand and memories of experiences along the way.
It can be scary to take risks, but risk is a necessity to growth. In my old accounting courses.. auditing specifically.. they talk about acceptable risk that companies take, because they KNOW that to be completely safe is fatal to a business… reflect on that contradiction. It’s true for people and goals, too.
One thing I have begun applying to my own life is the understanding that every risk I take will either lead to a desired outcome or an experience and memory I can take with me and grow. One reason I have so many friends and follow different opinions is that I can’t learn if I only surround myself with those like myself. I have to listen to other opinions and consider. That USED to be what liberal arts meant.
So, I’m trying new things and finding that I like things I didn’t even consider or do, before. I want to keep that curiosity and eagerness to face new things for the rest of my life, because that is kinda what separates living life from settling into a slow death.