Going For It Anyway

An inspiring story. A nice slice of life, hope, and the human connection. If we all move forward with openness the planet will be a more loving place. Check out Mystical Millenial’s blog for more great writes!


Opportunities are almost always in the moment. When we notice a chance to strike up a conversation with the new guy at work, or to initiate that first hang out with a new colleague–many of us freeze up with reasons not to act on these opportunities. Long-ingrained beliefs trigger our anxiety about why we shouldn’t make these moves:

“It’s just too risky. You’ll embarrass yourself. He’ll think I’m weird. She’ll think I’m dorky. I’ll be too awkward. He’ll think I’m boring. He’ll say no.”

My roommate had some young kids over to babysit yesterday, so we all decided to go the local park. Besides our group being there, across the park was a younger kid shooting hoops on his lonesome. While my roommate played imagination games with the kids, I kept looking over at the young kid playing basketball and thought about how much I’d love to shoot hoops with him…

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About Suzanne

I write poetry, flash fiction, quotes and personal essays. Words flow forth like a river that cannot be dammed. Writing is my soul.
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