Linking up with The Gypsy Mama today to participate in this week's word: Risk. This is where we get to write what comes to mind; unedited. For just five minutes.
Life is full of risks. We take some, we pass on some, and we live with the choices we make. Ten years ago I would have said my greatest risks were deciding to be a stay-at-home mom and taking the financial plunge to allow me to work from home. I got a return on my investment. Tenfold. That was one of the smartest decisions I ever made and though it was risky leaving a full-time job with benefits, I have never looked back wishing I had done it differently.
I would not consider myself a gambler, at all actually. But I have married a man who yearns for calculated risk and considers risks not taken as opportunities lost rather than resisting temptations. Together we have come a long way. We've had our peaks and valleys and ridden through a lot of bumps, a LOT of bumps, along the way. We've diverted our paths and our journey has changed in ways we never conceived. These have all made me who I am and made us who we are.
These are traits I already see in our little ones. I hope more than anything, they seek us out when facing some of their risks. We can't make any tough decisions for them. But we can make them see things a little clearer.