What’s the biggest risk you’d like to take–but haven’t been able to? What would have to happen to make you comfortable taking it?
In my mind the biggest risk I took was when I enrolled in college. It was a risk for me, I was young I had no idea who will pay my tuition fees. My father passed away, my mother had no income. She was a housewife, my eldest brother spent all of Dad’s money in a business he had no clue about.
Where I come from,there is no such thing as a student loan. If I wanted to study my mother would have to pay for my books and tuition fees.It was not possible for her, the money dad left was wasted by my eldest brother.
Fortunately I had two older brothers who encouraged me to register in the local college and they agreed to take care of my educational expenses, both were working and getting a decent salary. They also took care of the household expenses which included fees for my younger siblings.
I’m not keen on taking any other kind of risks.
What’s the biggest risk you’d like to take—but haven’t been able to? What would have to happen to make you comfortable taking it?
The biggest risk I’d like to take is to write a fiction, where the characters would resemble my family members i.e my siblings. The reason I haven’t tried it yet, because I’m not sure it’ll go over very well.
Everyday I come close to writing it, my inner voice keeps warning me, “Not a good idea,write something else.”
But something else cannot be as interesting as my siblings, when my mom was fed up with us, she’d always say, “How did you turn out to be so different from each other?”
During those days we actually got along with each other, we helped, we shared, we were not selfish.Today we are so different, it’s amazing.
Nothing can happen to make me comfortable taking this risk!
The biggest risk I’d like to take is enroll in the P.hd program. I could not before,there was the financial situation,the age of the children and a not so healthy husband. Now that all these things are not a hindrance,I have lost my focus.
I don’t really know what has to happen to take the risk. Perhaps nothing. Then again if some well-known Sufi, such as Jalal-din Rumi,shows up in my dream and advises me to do so. I will gladly “JUMP” ,but that will never happen.Therefore I’ll never register in the course.