Look or Leap?

March 12, 2008

and once again, I get contemplative…

This is a question I have struggled with for most of my adult years (or whenever it was I actually learned what the saying meant) Actually, check that, I haven’t struggled with it…I work one way, and one way alone:

LEAP.

Very few times in my life have I ever put much thought into “looking”. Maybe it’s because I’m a terrible decision maker, maybe it’s because it takes more effort to think than to leap, more likely than not, it’s because I’d like to think I can trust whole heartedly…whatever the case may be, I generally find myself with both feet in before I know what’s happened.

The result? Well, it’s been a mixed bag. I’ve dealt with my share of heart break in life. And although I’d like to blame it on the fact that I maybe haven’t considered my options enough before moving forward, the reminder comes back to me: “Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”.

Cheese? Yes of course. But true, no?

However, there are those times when you put your faith and trust out there, and it’s taken, chewed up, and thrown back at you. Those are the times when you really wish you’d taken that second look.