Chelsea Gull | On Taking Chances
Everyone takes a risk at some point in their life. Write about a time that you took a chance and what the result was.
I never traveled much because I was always going to school/working. I worked at a bank as a teller in 2015, taking a significant pay cut and doing insanely mundane tasks on a daily basis, simply because I was on-the-verge-of-suicide miserable in my job out of college. I made great friends there, though. One of which was like a second mother to me, Ginger. She lead such an interesting life and told me one day if she hadn’t settled down and hand a family, which she never regretted for one minute, she would have gotten out of Ohio and traveled. She always told me to go for it, admitting that if she was my actual mother, she probably wouldn’t tell me that.
One day I finally listened and put in my two weeks. I pulled out my CDs (basically a savings account that you can’t touch that plays out) and took my small 401k… and left. I traveled for a few months until I finally fell in love with Buffalo, NY. I packed my stuff and left home within two weeks of falling in love and moved! I’m an only child who is very close with my family, and who has suffered with anxiety since I was a kid (to the point that I was afraid to go outside!)
Taking those steps turned me into everything I wanted to be. I’ve never been happier or more successful than where I am now.
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