Taking Risks in Relationships ~ A how-to guide for the faint of heart

risk taking“If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.”  

~Drew Barrymore

I’m a big risk taker. I’m not talking about reckless risk taking, like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. I’m talking about emotional risks, feeling the fear and doing it anyway. In college, I risked looking like a fool by taking gymnastics for the first time. I was in a class with students who had been gymnasts since they were toddlers. I may have felt incompetent, but because of that risk, I learned how to stand on my head on the balance beam. I stretched, literally and figuratively, and was able to get through a scary situation. In turn, that increased my self-confidence. 

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