Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Road Less Travelled

Your MatchGirl, gentle readers, has been freelancing since her layoff in January.

This has been an interesting ride for a girl who always takes the safe steps. The secure path. But the more I think about it, I wonder how secure that path has really been.

It's been the easy path. Yeah. That's right. It's been the easy one.

And I'm done with the easy path.

Because the easy path hasn't brought me the security that it was supposed to. It didn't bring me a 401K or a ton of money or a house with two cars in the yard... The easy path has just been the not scary one.

So now, dear ones, your MatchGirl is on the scary path. The one she's not quite sure where it leads. There may be bumps ahead, but there might be mountains to get to the top of. All I can do is keep travelling down it, making choice as I go along.

What path have you taken, gentle readers? What is the scary choice that you've made lately? And was it for the best?

I want to know.


  1. I have always taken the safe one - full-time positions that make me happy and secure. I do yearn for more flexibility in my life and wonder if that is where my career could go in a few years.

  2. As long as they make you happy - I think that a lot of people who take the safe road don't have that. And I think that, given your skill set, when you're ready to make the leap to something that could offer you a bit more flexibility, you will be able to do that. And it won't be too scary. xox