We are a nation of gamblers, of fearless risk-takers; from our forefathers right down to the preposterously costumed contestants on the aforementioned game show, all the way down to a medically trained gal who has nurtured a lifelong dream of opening her own antique shop.
I am presented with only two doors before me now....the door on the right, door #2, represents the life I now live, the comfortable, safe, predictable choice. I enjoy what I do, and I feel that I'm good at it. My patients seem to agree, and I make a comfortable living. So far, so good.
But what if.....
What if I dared to peek behind the door on the left, door #1?
Gosh, it looks like there's some sort of obstacle just on the other side, through the glass.
Do you see it? Do you think it's jamming the door shut? Do you think someone's already in there? Do you think they might deign to help me? Do you think there's room enough for me, too?
If I go ahead and chance it, if I proceed through the door on the left, will I be able to regain entry into door #2 if I am unwelcome, if I fail?
So many questions, more than a few doubts, the odd fear every so often.
And so it begins.
I stand on the threshhold and prepare to enter door #1, the portal to the unknown. Building a business of my own is a dream I've kept tucked away for far too long. I've received much support and encouragement from my fellow bloggers here, and for that I
thank you all.
I mentioned to someone earlier today that my blog, hopefully, is going to be a chronology of the birth of a business....as I said in one of my posts, y'all are getting in on the ground floor. I hope to be able to share the excitement of someone just starting out, but I also plan to be brutally honest and not sugarcoat things when and if dicouragement sets in and I ask myself "What the heck did I get myself into?!"
Many blogs here are filled with wonderful, inspiring examples of those who have made this dream come true....this one is very much a work in progress.
So what say you? Will you accompany me as I make this journey? Hopefully, once I am comfortably ensconced behind door #1, I will be able to welcome the next trepidacious traveler who dares to follow their dream.....