May 18, 2010

learning to unlatch.

Sometimes we put up fences. Sometimes we open doors.
And sometimes, we put up a fence when we should have opened a door.

Because there is such thing as too much caution.
Because the safe side can sometimes be the wrong side.
And because in love and life and work, risk really can have its rewards.

So here's my new game plan:
I'll try to open more doors, to let more in.

And even if I look back and wish I'd put up a tall, solid fence instead, at least I'll be able to say that I trusted my heart enough to answer the door when something--opportunity, possibility, chance--was knocking.

(Photo: Anna Nemoy)


m i s s . k r i s t a said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful post... It really spoke to me. I'm someone who does puts up fences way too often at times. I'm so scared sometimes of what's on the other side of the doors, I'm too scared to take those risks...
Thank you:) I also will try to open more doors in my life.

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

Wow I love this post! After getting hurt I think I've definately built up a few fences.. but I agree, time to knock some of them down!

Krissa said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE this....definitely something i need to hear right now...i do put up fences...I am tired of being hurt but i guess i need to realize that i learn from those experiences...and that the risk or putting myself out there is so much better then any regret i may have later for not doing so...
not sure tha makes sense....haha
but thanks for this post!!!
LOVE it!

Emma Jade said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic post! I really need to do this to.. make the most of any opportunity!

Claire Kiefer said... [Reply to comment]

Very sweet, and very true. It's so hard to negotiate when we should be cautious/fenced and when we should be open and trusting. That's one of my biggest struggles, and probably everyone's!

Breathe Gently said... [Reply to comment]

I love this.. it's so true.

Right there with you!