May 17 – Precipice

Adrenaline pumps through my body. My heart is racing and my hands are shaking as my toes touch the edge of the cliff. The wind whips through my long auburn hair, making me feel gloriously wild.. The sun heats my bare skin. Every nerve is on fire with fear and excitement.

I back away from the precipice slowly, carefully. My mind races through every possible scenario.

Can I do it? Do I have what it takes? What if I miss the water and get crushed on the rocks? What if I hit a shallow spot?

I know that others have gone before me, braving the jump, the depths of the water. But they weren’t me. They were brave, courageous, bold.

I’m not like that. I am timid. I am shy. I am not the type of person who does big things. I have never been one to take risks. I am the boring one who plays by all the rules.

So why do I find myself standing here, naked as a newborn baby, pondering the idea of jumping off a seventy foot cliff?

Isn’t that the way of life? We find ourselves on a precipice, teetering between one choice or another. Adventure or Guaranteed Safety? Passion or Security? New Opportunities or Status Quo?

We get to choose whether we jump into the unknown or run back to safety. Because if we continue to look over the edge, it just gets scarier. I heard once that action cures fear. So, whether my choice is to take that leap or to back away, the most important thing is to MAKE A CHOICE.

Do you find yourself teetering on the precipice of indecision today? In what aspect of your life?

I would love to hear your feedback on this one, so please leave me a comment or send me a message on Facebook.






About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I play a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by experiences and grace and perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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6 Responses to May 17 – Precipice

  1. gwennym says:

    Wonderful post.

  2. mumsthewordblog1 says:

    Great post! At present we are content with our lot in life but in another decade or so will have to contemplate where we will want to spend our retirement years!! It will be the start of another phase – we have just recently ended the kids at school phase, although both are doing 5 year degrees at university so won’t be moving out in a hurry! 😃🐻

  3. Tikeetha T says:

    It’s true. Not teetering on anything yet, but we’ll see.

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