Hello you wonderful, beautiful people. What wonderful things have you discovered about yourself this week? Or what have you observed that you didn’t before? Have you found yourself taking a risk?
I’m sure we’ve all seen or at least heard about Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade? Whilst I’m not a super fan, I have to say that I’m impressed with the artistry, the lyrics and just vulnerability of it all. This got me to thinking, what a risk it must’ve taken to dig deep and come out with that piece of work. I also wondered about the risks that we all take. Now I’m not talking about the risks that can endanger your lives. How about the ones that challenge and stretch us to do the things we wouldn’t have otherwise done.
I look at the artists that have taken a lot of risks, like Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Prince (sidenote: his passing was a massive shock). They are seen as unique, talented, driven, weird, different..whatever name you want to add. However, one thing you can’t deny is that they were risk takers. They risked their music not being heard or seen by mainstream media because it wasn’t popular at the time. They risked being ridiculed for the way they looked, sang or the music videos they put out.
‘To know what life is worth, you have to risk it once in a while’~Jean-Paul Sartre
Bringing that back home, I also looked to see if I was in the habit of taking risks and surprised to see that I in fact have. I moved from my country of birth where 21 degrees celsius is considered cold, to blighty without knowing many people. Then proceeded to build a life here. I risked in relatioinships and whilst they didn’t end in happily ever after, I have gained more understanding about who I am. Finallly, most recently I resigned from my job, without a job to go to, because I was no longer happy or fulfilled (eek!).
Now don’t get me wrong, taking a risk is not the absence of fear, far from it! It is taking that leep inspite of the fear and maybe that’s what all those artists and myself saw. Or maybe it was a recognition that the greatest risk is to not truly live your life the way you want it.
I would love to read about any risks you’ve taken in the comments below. Please know that I do read every single one of them, it’s like a present everytime I get a notification.
As always thanks for reading and you can follow me on Bloglovin to get notified of new posts.
Until next time be well
Photography by Lisa, check out her Instagram page.