Sunday, March 2, 2014

Nothing Ventured

It's surprisingly liberating to stray outside the easy and comfortable for the risky and vaguely unknown. It's been over a decade since I've strolled that pathway. My job has been rewarding and presented its challenges - but it's been safe. I'm overdue for some noise.

So I'm sticking my neck out and catching a breeze. I have nothing to lose, but my pride could take a mild bruising. But the damage would only be temporary - a superficial wound.

But if the winds of change blow in my favour, I could have something wonderful to sink my teeth into. I could leverage my experience, exercise my leadership muscle and stretch my abilities.

Complacency lurks in the usual and the comfortable, and if you are not vigilant, it can quietly seep in and become a permanent cohabitant.

But I am not ready to relax into it; to surrender to the easy. I want to be stimulated; to feel alive, vibrant, and even a little scared.

And so I did it; I took a risk, and now I have to wait. And I do so willingly knowing that nothing ventured - nothing gained. And knowing that at the very least, there will be lesson concealed in the experience. And for this opportunity, I am truly grateful.


  1. Lyn dear, thank you for your concern. So you're out of your comfort zone at the moment. Hope you get rewarded. You're not a coward, that's for sure.

  2. I hope it works out!! Taking a risk is so scary and exciting at the same time! I took a huge risk applying to nursing school - so we'll see how that turns out. I am feeling the same as you though - complacent and safe (well, as safe as grant-based non-profit work can be). It's exciting and I can't wait to hear about it!

  3. Lyn... Great blog. You bare your soul & dare to show your vulnerability. We who know you share your butterflies as you reach out on a new adventure. You have made the first step & now we will all be watching. Best of luck & we're sure you will be winner.

  4. on edge of my seat...(((-: how did the opp turn out?? was this the one we chatted about on our call? megz


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