Taking Chances

Daily Blog post 385

I have no idea what it feels like to be in a relationship

I also have no idea what skydiving is like

Or the feeling of winning the lottery

Or driving a car

Or breaking a bone

Or participate in a flash mob

But I know what it feels like to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people. I also know what it feels like to mess up in front of hundreds of people.

I have felt the sting of rejection

I can do a one-handed push-up and one-foot squat

I have felt the tranquility of being on the Great Wall of China 

I’ve hated my body and subsequently learned to love it

I’ve done a lot of living but in hindsight, I also have a lot more that I have yet to do. Maybe all of those things will happen in the future, or maybe not.

But I think the most important thing I need to realize is that I’ll never be able to cross off all these bucket list items if I never take the first step.
As a basketball player, I know it just as well as anyone else: you never know unless you take the shot. If I never take a chance in the first place.

So here’s to taking chances. Here’s to jumping out of an airplane one day, to getting rejected and to getting accepted. Here is to a life full of taking chances. 

P.S. Don’t tell my mother I want to skydive…


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