One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
– Andre Gide
This quote fills me with happiness because it’s a gentle reminder of what taking a risk can bring. If we were born to stay put in our place of birth, what would the world look like? It took courage for people to venture off into the unknown to see what lay beyond their direct sight.
Last night I also had a gentle reminder from Jo that life is about taking the opportunities that come your way even if you don’t know where they may take you. I’m not saying this is easy but looking back at my life I see just how much I have done this. No, I haven’t been traveling and doing all the usual 20 something adventures but I have taken risks by looking within myself for answers.