It’s a Monday, the beginning of the week for most. For me, the beginning of the unknown and taking a risk. As most of you know, I have a dream of traveling in an RV, recording my journeys, and trying to live the simple and free life. What most of you don’t know, is that I’m a severe creature of habit. Yep, everyday I do the same thing, eat the same food, and practice the same rehearsal in my mind over and over.
So what is a solid, grounded Capricorn to do? Take a risk that’s what. I’ve found that its too easy to be complacent about work, life and routine. There’s a comfort in knowing what your day will be like, but with that comfort, comes a deep yearning for something new, something that’s real, something that impacts your soul.
I’ve never been good about being spontaneous. I’m not one to “wing it”. But today, this starting day of the week, I did just that. I made a very big, very real decision this morning. One that will impact me in every way. One that will drive my ambition, give me time to dedicate to my dream, and hopefully with this risk, will come some reward. That’s the goal anyway.
Today at 7:15 am, while laying in bed, dreading going to work, I made the decision I would quit my job. Normally I’d give my two weeks, work out the details and call it done. However, today was unlike most days, and as I sat there, contemplating my life at almost 40. Knowing that I am still poor, in substantial debt, with no assets or a home. Remembering that only a couple years ago, I lost it all. I figured, well, I don’t have much to loose anyway, so here’s to life!
Most of you reading this will think, damn, that’s irresponsible. But remember, I don’t have any kids, I don’t have a house, I don’t have much of anything really. Taking a risk is a luxury I can afford at this stage in my life In the grand scheme of things, I’m not “responsible” for anything. With that being said, I’d challenge the thought of being irresponsible, and instead, I choose to think of it as decisive. So many times in my life I’ve “weighed out” my options. Played it safe. It’s not really worked out for me. Today, I decided to take things into my own hands and make the change I want to see happen.
Is it scary. Definitely. Is it going to be hard. Everyday. But will it give me hope. Most definitely. There is hope that as I approach “middle age” that I can still achieve something in my life that makes me happy. There is hope that with the right time and effort, I too can be successful with my entrepreneurship. There is hope that even as I get older, things don’t have to be set in stone and a path always laid out. The only real constant is change itself. Today, I embraced change, and instead of waiting for it, I chased it down and grabbed a hold tight.
For those of you reading this, I hope that you can help me out with this, because we all know that often times it’s “who you know” not “what you know”. With that being said. I encourage you to share this post, read it to others, take inspiration from it. I encourage you to give me feedback, suggestions and help along the way. Because I can promise you, I’ll need it.
Here’s to taking a risk with hopes of reward.
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