Risk. Risk is a scary thing. Risk is an amazing thing. Risk makes life exciting. Risk makes life freaky. I, myself, am still trying to grasp this whole risk thing, grow a pair and take more chances in life. I want to live an exciting life. Not a play-it-safe kinda life. Risk can create so many opportunities for you. Risk can also leave you high and dry and make you start at the bottom again while losing a thing or two. You’ve got a 50/50 chance. But so what? That risk you take may not work out but how cool is it to say that you tried opening your own sandwich shop, even if it didn’t turn out to be the best one on the block. You tried to travel the world, spending all of your hard earned savings trying to capture pictures of the beautiful, rare parrots across the globe resulting in you only getting photos of trees & jungle. You took the risk of leaving your play-it-safe 9 to 5 job that pays well but you hate to move across the country to pursue painting abstract faces. Will people like these abstract faces? Will you make enough money to pay the rent the next month? Who knows? But frig. You’re so cool for taking that risk and following what you love, have a passion for and truly believe in. What if you end up capturing a picture of a parrot that has never been seen before and National Geographic offers you boat load of money for that photo. What if you ended up creating a bomb ass recipe for a secret sandwich sauce that absolutely nobody knows but you and there happens to be a line up that goes down the block outside your sandwich shop door? Bam. Success. And you’re doing what you love.

If you look up the word “risk” in the thesaurus, do you know what one of the synonyms is?
op·por·tu·ni·ty
ˌäpərˈt(y)o͞onədē/
noun
a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

Risk allow opportunity. Risk allows growth. Risk makes for a badass son of a gun you. Risk makes for admiration from others. Risk allows for learning.

Risk is a good thing in life. I’m pushing myself to do it. So join me along for the ride.

Risk it for the damn good biscuit.

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