Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Taking Risks

What's a risk you've taken lately? 

This could be anything from skydiving to eating something new. A risk for me lately has been sharing some of my secret hopes and dreams with my boyfriend, who, of course (because he's wonderful), is so happy to hear my ideas and so ready to support my endeavors. This is the the first time I've dated someone who supports me wholeheartedly, which makes me glad to take the risk. 

So, what's a risk you've taken? 

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

10 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Taking Risks”

This is such a great and evocative question because it really underscores how one person’s comfort zone is another person’s risk. I agree with Sally, that writing a blog is a huge risk. Each week that I write something even after two years of blogging, still feels like I’m throwing myself out there to be judged and scrutinized and it is a risk…also rewarding. But my latest biggest risk has been participating in an author’s reading at a San Francisco Bookstore. It’s one thing to write a blog and stay inside by my laptop as I receive (or don’t receive) comments, it’s another thing to get up in front of people and read my work and be right there for immediate comments/feedback. That was risky!

No harm in trying. :) They’ve already come down a bunch so who the heck knows. My biggest hurdle is going to be Mr. Nonsense. He’s willing and ready to get a fixer upper, but I don’t want a major remodeling project for our first home. His sister and BIL did that and it was a nightmare to watch.

I'm job hunting. I have a job that pays the bills and is not, strictly speaking, awful. Still my boss is a shit and I don't like the work I do, so hauling my sorry self into the office each day is a chore, and I think I can do better. Still after graduating from college in 2008 there is a little part of my brain that keeps yelling at me that I should be grateful just to have a job and is a little afraid to be doing this. Also I keep humming the opening number from A Chorus Line.

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