I certainly wouldn’t consider myself a risk-taker; I tend to play things on the safe side and like having everything planned out.
There are some areas that I do tend to take risks: my job (working on interstates) is pretty risky, running on the roads at night carries a risk as I train for marathons, and all of our traveling around the globe presents some risk.
I’ve never played the game of Risk, but it sounds interesting.
Everything you do life carries with it some risk. I’m fine with being aware of the risks & understanding ways to be resilient instead of trying to make things risk-proof. After reading the Limits of Power, I’m a firm believer that we should focus our efforts on being prepared and being prepared to handle a variety of risks, since it’s impossible to predict or prevent every single risk.
Speaking of risks- the risk of taking medications, such as antibiotics for my staph infection, carries a risk of a drug reaction or further complications . And I found out the hard way that one of the risks is a reaction where I”m allergic to my meds & have a horrible rash from almost head to toe. So more antibiotics & some steroids, which all carry more risk & I’m hoping there are not horrible side effects for my marathon next week.
I’ve seen this risk quote several time lately & I really like it: And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Another day at home, zonked out on the couch, trying to get some healing & rest for my poor body.