I Must Confess…I’m not good at taking chances

This week’s prompt is one of those where I’ve set it more for you guys than for me. So I’m relying on you to come through and share the biggest chances you have taken in your life because I cannot fill the void this time around.

Taking Chances

I must admit I laughed a little at myself when I set it – I haven’t taken a chance in my life!

Borrowing from my kids’ vocabulary, I really am a scaredy cat. Borrowing a phrase from work, my appetite for risk is pretty much zero.

I present to you some evidence to support the above statements:

  • I live 30 mins from my place of birth. And I have no plans to make a move away anytime soon.
  • I have only had one real boyfriend in my life – I now call him “husband”.
  • I’ve only ever had two jobs and I’ve worked at one of them now for nearly 20 years – more than half of my life…

I struggle to take chances in everyday life. I will pretty much always order a chicken dish when dining out, even though I wish I had the courage to try something new like salmon. And I’m too scared of a potentially bad result to mess around too much with my hair.

It’s clear that I like playing it safe.

But is that truly a bad thing? Sure, I may not have opened myself up to a lot of experiences in my life but you can also look at my choices in a different way.

Maybe my instincts have been so good that they have led me to exactly where I wanted and needed to be in my life?

Perhaps, I just know when I’m onto a good thing and have the courage to stick to it?

Who knows. In the end it’s all about perspective, isn’t it?

So, have you actually taken a leap of faith? Has it been a roaring success or an abject failure?

Help me out – linkup and join in with the fun of I Must Confess!

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– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

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Next week’s prompt – share the A to Z of you (or select a few letters of the alphabet that best represent you if the thought of all 26 is too much!)

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11 Responses

  1. Nothing wrong with playing it safe!

    I wasn’t sure if I would confess or not this week. I’m not entirely happy with the results and off to join an over-sharers support group. Next week’s prompt sounds interesting.
    Mystery Case helper recently posted..A Mystery Case Confession | Take a chance on me….

  2. Afraid I didn’t even take a chance today to write a post (but that was laziness – long weekend and all!) See you next week…you can give me a smack for being a slacko….
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..Optimism

  3. Mumabulous says:

    This is an interesting topic. I regret not taking the chance of travelling more in my life but there were certain circumstances that literally held me back. I guess taking out a mortgage by myself in my 20s was a leap of faith. It felt like a huge leap of faith. A few years later approaching my boss and asking for a career change also took a bit of sass but ended up being the best move I ever made. Then two years later I dashed my career prospects by deciding to do IVF.
    Mumabulous recently posted..Bitch-abulous

  4. I’m not a big risk taker either. The biggest chance I ever took – starting my own business – and I was kinda forced into that by being made redundant! More on my blog today 🙂
    Janet @ Middle Aged Mama recently posted..The Difference Between Working for a Boss, and Working for Yourself

  5. I’m finding that being spontaneous and opening myself to new opportunities is good for my wellbeing. Even when things don’t quite work out, I’m happy that I tried, and more importantly I’ve learnt something that means I’m going to achieve better next time.
    Sarah from Creating Contentment recently posted..I love my child

  6. Zita says:

    It’s funny, I really don’t think of myself as a risk-taker but I suppose in some aspects I am.. I think in my work life and with my career I am, I took a job over 1000km from home!, but in my personal life I am a big ol’ scardy cat, as your kids would say…. Nothing wrong with that.
    Zita recently posted..to take a chance!

  7. Paula J says:

    I too feel most comfortable playing it safe with life, but I’ve done some wacky things in life which have thrown many curve balls my families way. My latest bright idea was to have a baby at 42. Mind you I already had 3 children ages 22, 19, and 10 so what was I thinking? I wasn’t lol. But I have to say having this baby was one of the best chances I have taken. She’s 4 months now, and we all love her to pieces.
    Paula J recently posted..NO RULES Weekend Blog Party with Linky #88!

  8. Yay, I’m finally getting back into my favourite linky (yours). Great topic. I’m linking up with one of my first blog posts, counting down to our move to Chile with a new baby. Certainly a hell of a chance.

    I’ve taken heaps of chances, leaps of faith, un-thought-through decisions, and plenty of over-thought ones too. I still have things I wish I’d done differently. Maybe it’s the upbringing I had – my family moved overseas to a completely different culture when I was 7 with pretty much a sink or swim mentality. Similarly, I expect my kids will grow up with some nifty adaptation skills.

  9. ann says:

    I am not a chance taker either!! Looking forward to next weeks prompt!!
    ann recently posted..Things I Know #11- Where have all the bandaids gone??

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