Better An "Oops!" Than A "What If?"
I’m a huge believer in taking chances, and even though I don't like to admit it, I believe in love. There I said it. It makes me cringe, writing something so sappy, but it’s true. I’m a romantic. I take chances and I risk everything, every time. I’m not saying I fall in love every time. In fact I don't think I’ve ever been in love, but I take chances in the potentials of what could be every time. You might say I'm your girl version of “How I Met Your Mother’s” Ted Mosby.
The reason I so strongly believe in taking chances on people is because why the hell not? If it turns out that they're not for you, why is there a problem? It doesn't mean you can’t still have a wonderful friendship and if you’re anything like me and even better, yet 9 out of 10 super embarrassing stories to tell… But like... what is life without stories?
There might be times when you’re willing to cross oceans for someone, or cook them dinner from scratch, even though you have no idea how to cook, you hate cooking and spend the whole day googleing “what the hell goes in this?” recipes. Maybe you simply put your heart on the line to tell someone how you feel only to find out that those feelings just aren't reciprocated. Or you might even go to great lengths to get into restricted areas just to see someone because there’s a 99.7% chance you will never see them again and your friend, who also just happens to be a hopeless romantic like you, convinces you that you have nothing to lose, only to get lost and embarrass yourself. In the end when you think you’ve made it, get denied entry ultimately in this case, taking the risk and losing...
It’s ok though, because there will also be times when the chances you take pay off, when you find that someone is willing to risk just as much for you as you are for them because life and love are gambles in which everyone is an addict.
I guess from my point of view, relationships with people are such an important part of my life, whether that be romantic or friendship. Sometimes they don't always work out, but when they do, and you have that lifelong friendship or you have that amazing feeling of being with the one you love, it will be (and of that I am sure) worth every heartbreaking, funny, stupidly embarrassing not to mention completely crazy risk.
After all, I was once told that sometimes you just need to go out on a tree limb, because that’s where the best fruit is. ;)