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I haven't been a huge risk taker in life.  In fact, I think I've been so afraid of rejection that I've not done things as a result.  They are little things that I would've loved to have tried...Sask First ball tryouts, audition for musicals.....These may not be life changing occasions, but they would have enriched my life and perhaps guided me down a different path.

Husband and I recently had a discussion about life goals, short and long term.  I can easily identify my short term goals and I always have plenty on my agenda....fix up/decorate a room, work on someones photos, file this, organize that, hit up the gym. I would say that my short term goal list is usually full.  Long term goals, not so much.  Husband identified long term goals that I have the career thing, get married, have kids. Done, done and done. But now what?
Am I doing what I am meant to do with my life? Could I be doing more?  What am I missing?
These are the questions that have been occupying my mind for the past couple weeks.

Yesterday I got an email from a friend and fellow blogger with news of her new venture.  Currently at home on mat leave, Jyl has taken a risk and is now pursuing a passion. Isn't that the way it should be?  Doing something we absolutely love in life? I am absolutely thrilled for Jyl and at the same time, oh so envious that she is taking that risk...that risk that I'm so afraid to take.

So now I'm left with the burning question:  if I could do anything, without worrying about the risk or the fallout or the possible rejection...what would I do?

What would you do?


  1. join a musical group but if you have a real burning desire to do something you'll know what it is without having to think about it. what's jyl doing?

  2. Thank you for the kind words (and the shout out) Deena! You know, it was a few years ago someone told me, "Find something you love to do and then figure out a way to get paid for it". Those words are what pushed me into starting this business. As much as I might enjoy teaching, I honestly don't think it's what I was meant to do.

    During the summer, I sat down and wrote out all the things I love to do/be - organization, creativity, photography, computers etc. I should also add "shopping online" to that list! Over many cups of coffee, my hubby and I hashed out what I could do that would involve all those things. It wasn't long before Sweet Baby K was in the early planning stages :-)

    To answer your question, if I could anything, I would be an author.

  3. If I could do anything I would take the training to be a certified doula. I believe supporting and advocating for labouring women to have the birth they choice is so important. I just don't know how I would find away to balance a career that is unpredictable with young children. Maybe when they get older...


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