So I have been commenting on the Joy Diet chapters on this blog for a couple of weeks. Risk is not something that I am good at doing. I am not a risk taker! I fear failure! Unfortunately I am a perfectionist and if I don't think that I can do something, I very rarely try it. That is one of my biggest faults. I may have a true desire, but I don't attempt it due to fearing failure. For me, it's amazing how the 3 topics have melded so well. The first thing that I wrote about was desire. One thing that I think I desire is using my love of creativity and my professional career choice of social work to provide for my family. That also contains some of what I wrote about with regards to creativity. I am so afraid that I will make a fool of myself by failing that I don't want to take the risk. One thing that I have been thinking about doing is combining journal making with journaling (as a job) so that I can be creative and also utilize my degree which I worked so hard for and actually do enjoy. I am taking a professional workshop in journal in December and hope that it will help me be able to take a risk and move forward with this dream. Even if I don't truly act as a social worker, but can just show people the benefits of journaling, I think that I will be happy, especially if I am also helping them to create the journal that they are documenting in. Along with this I think that I would love to do more with soul collages. I experienced this during a social work class and never really did anything with it. Lastly, I am interested in aromatherapy and am slowly learning on my own. I would love to take the risk and do more with it.
So I definitely have risk that I want to take, and maybe I am slowly moving forward to actually taking them. I am at least trying to learn more so that if and when I do take the risk, I will have more knowledge, which will hopefully make me more comfortable!