1,000 to 1 On Me

There is always a chance that it will all fall apart. That everything you worked hard for, that everything you desired, that everything you believe in will crumble before your eyes and disintegrate flying into the cruel winds scattering the remants of all your hopes and dreams far, far from you.

There's also a chance that it WILL work out. But you will not know the outcome until you take a chance, that risk, that gamble with your life.

We only get one shot at this rodeo.

While we are here on this earth we will notice the yearning and desire spark in our souls. We will feel it attempt to grow, attempt to guide us to what and who will make us happy. It is up to us whether we we fan the flames and allow it to warm us from the inside out or if we choose to smother and extinguish the hope of following our dreams.

In life, there are going to be moments we are wildly, ridiculously unhappy. That simple weak spark is going to whisper to us that we need to make a choice. It is going to nudge our hearts with ideas that have been marinating in our souls for years. The reel will replay with the highlights of what has rejuvenated and recharged us and kept us going even in the roughest of times.

It is up to us to place that bet.

It is simply terrifying to think of everything you can lose but that is only one side of the coin. The fear that holds us back from taking chances focuses on the negative of what changes can bring instead of focusing on what we can gain.

We are in an unique and beautiful situation where we are both the dealer and the player in this game. There will be times where we are dealt a bad hand. A hand so damn bad we are going to want to fold into ourselves and never want to play again. Those are our redefining moments. Moments where we will need time to recalculate before making a move. When it gets so bad that we can find no hope, it would be reasonable to surmise that there would also be nothing to lose.

So why not reshuffle?

Put in the meager chips you are still holding onto and deal yourself a new hand.

Yes. It is going to be scary.
Yes. You can lose again.
Yes. It might break you.

But you will not know until you put that bet on yourself.

Be brave enough to talk to that person who gives you butterflies. Be brave enough to quit your soul sucking job. Be brave enough to go back to school. Be brave enough to speak your mind.  Be brave enough to leave that prick. Be brave enough to be you and do what you want to do.

It can blow up in your face.

But then again, there is a chance you're going to hit the jackpot. A jackpot that you could have never imagine. An overflowing jackpot full of love, fulfillment and adventure. A jackpot that stalls your fear and opens your heart to new opportunities and experiences you could never imagined.

Opportunities you might never have if you don't take the chance and take a gamble on yourself.


This has been a Sunday Confession with the one and only amazing More Than Cheese And Beer. Please stop on by her page and see what the cheesy hostess with the mostess had to say about the prompt Gamble as well as the other brave bloggers who joined in today.



Comments

  1. Such a thin line between taking a calculated chance and making a reckless choice. And yet society would not progress without us taking chances, whether they work out or they don't, we learn and move on.

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  2. Be Brave

    One cannot say this enough to oneself, right?

    Loved readings this, Jenn!

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  3. great post and so true...it may be scary, but you will never know if you don't try. I feel it's better to try and fail, then always wonder what if.

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    1. Exactly. And even in trying and failing we learn and grow from it!

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  4. Holy crap. It's like you were talking right to me, to this point in my life. I... I'm terrified, but you make some really good points. I'll have to think about everything some more.

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  5. YES!!!!! No matter how scary, we need to take those chances, make those changes that keep us putting one foot in front of the other, that keep us moving ahead!
    <3

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    1. Every step counts-even the small ones 👣👣

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  6. I would have done the same. Sometimes you do just KNOW it's the right thing. I'm glad to know someone was there for her when she needed it most. I've been her and didn't have the guts to ask for help When I finally did, I was amazed at the support.

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  7. I would have done the same. Sometimes you do just KNOW it's the right thing. I'm glad to know someone was there for her when she needed it most. I've been her and didn't have the guts to ask for help When I finally did, I was amazed at the support.

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