One Word 365: Risk

For the first time since 1985, I am starting the year without a job.

My employer (since 1999) is experiencing budget problems.

My job is gone.

I’ve seen some job openings I qualify for, but have not applied.

That’s a risk, I know.

It would be the “safe” thing to do.

Find another job.

Find an employer.

Instead, I intend to find my voice.

Risk.

There is something simultaneously terrifying and thrilling about giving myself this time and space to discover my voice and let it speak.

Risk.

What if I can’t find my voice?

What if I have nothing to say?

What if I have something to say but nobody listens?

Risk.

I doubt I ever would have quit my job to pursue this opportunity.

This opportunity has done the pursuing.

So in 2014, I am taking the risk…

…to see where the risk takes me.

*This blog post is in response to the One Word 365 project, which you can read more about here.

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3 thoughts on “One Word 365: Risk

  1. My word is Risk this year too. My post won’t go up until next week but wanted to let you know that you are not alone in your journey. Holding space with you this year.

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