I play things safe, at least, I think I do. I still get to do some really cool stuff...like traveling cross-country, starting a rescue, and enjoying day to day life with my family and friends, which is an adventure all unto itself. However, there are times I stand on the sidelines of life thinking "I'd love to take a chance and do this or that." I can't tell you for sure what stops me most of the time. Sometimes, it's because I'm shy, sometimes I'm too afraid of failure, or I care too much what other people think of my choices...and sometimes, I'm just afraid. Period.
Most of the time, the thing I'm contemplating and stop myself from doing is minute. Go make friends with someone new at a party. Pull the trigger and get tattoo #3. Finally write a book (OK...so that one is kinda big.).
Today, I came across an article in the Boston Globe. A local bakery is being given away by its current owner! All I need to do to enter is write a brief essay for consideration and send in a certified check for the entry fee. I'm seriously considering it. I love to bake! Despite being shy - I love people! Owning a local bakery is something I think I could actually be good at.
I'm not rushing into making the decision to enter...or not. But my heart races when I think about it. What do you all think? Am I crazy for considering it?
Pictures from bakery's website