Monday, June 16, 2014

Taking That Chance

"I learned you can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love." -Jim Carey
::Gives me chills everytime::

Fear of failure keeps a lot of people from achieving, or even trying to achieve, their dreams. It keeps them in places, relationships and jobs that don't make them happy, and for what? Fear that what comes next might be even worse that what currently is. But what if it's better....much better??

Besides, just because you take the 'safe' route, it doesn't mean that you won't experience some level of failure in it. There are factors that are out of your control that can come out of nowhere and completely blindside you....even on the safest of routes.

I was technically laid off from my first job in public health, a job I loved. It wasn't because I wasn't doing a good job or got in a physical altercation with another employee or vandalized the ladies' restroom, it was because an entirely different program lost funding from the state. As part of a union position, I was then subject to being 'bumped' by another nurse who had more accrued public health time than me. A nurse who, as it happens, didn't even want my position and only stayed in it a couple months until finding another job. Meanwhile, I was getting laid off - out of my control. So much for my safe, secure, dependable job.*

It's not that I didn't want (or love) that particular job, or the one I'm currently in - abandoning a steady any income to go cruising is more about taking time to enjoy life, exploring new places, meeting new people and seeing what's out there waiting for us. We're taking that chance, taking it by the horns!

Maybe the safe route isn't that safe. Maybe doing what you love could be easier than you ever imagined.

I know that I said I'm not a big quote lover, but this is one quote that I can really, really appreciate.
Thanks Lloydd Christmas
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*Don't pity me too much, thankfully, I was able to find another job in another (non-unionized) health department that just happened to start the day after my last day at the previous employer. Funny how things have a way of working out. 

1 comment:

  1. That's the exact quote that I zeroed in on from his speech, as well. So very appropriate to our soon-to-be way of life! ♥