bake a cake
go on a blind date
approach a handsome stranger
get arrested in order to meet police officer who assisted me previously in my job
These were the ideas my good friend had when we were brainstorming risks. Because everyone plans their risks ahead of time, especially 'approaching a handsome stranger.'
Why are 3 out of 4 of these ideas likely to turn out awkward? Clearly, I decided to move on from them for now, at least from any that could put me in jail.
MEN: If I have to get arrested to meet you, that's just pushing it. Even for #riskrejection.
I haven't taken any major risks between my last post and this one. Instead, I had some unplanned adventures.
I was talking about this risk challenge the other day and someone mentioned there's a difference between risks that just happen to you and risks that form out of the posture of your heart.
What feels risky right now is being unemployed, which let me tell you, is a risk. It's a little more circumstantial than posture of the heart, though. I'm not sure who wakes up each morning and says, "YES! Another day to risk being homeless."
I'm just kidding, mostly. If it got down to it, I would have other options, and I'm thankful for that. But the whole posture of the heart thing is hard in some of these scenerios. I guess it has to do with aligning yourself so that you're open to the risk? Or trusting even when there's so.much.unknown.
Yeah, that makes me cringe and want to move on to cake.
Let's take a vote: figuring out the big unknown or baking a cake?
I choose cake. Chocolate cake, of course.*
*This might be a good risk for me. I've been trying to do more cooking/baking. Sorry if I'm making you hungry or if you wanted some, but since chocolate cures all problems, I might have to keep it for myself. I know, I know, where's the rejection? Desperate times, my friends.
thanks, Amy, for encouraging us all to #riskrejection and be part of something bigger and bolder than ourselves. Except for this week when I eat my cake.