#VOWrisk = Trust

Taking chances isn’t something I dread normally. I do pretty well with risk.

But I have to be honest, I was not looking forward to last week’s verb.

I believe that your vibe attracts your tribe. I also wholeheartedly believe that the energy you put out into the world comes back around to you. And when you’re feeling nervous about or dreading something, the Universe tends to help you face that resistance by giving you an assist and helping you lean in.

This past week, there were all the things I didn’t want to do, mainly because they each made me somewhat uncomfortable: Going to the dentist. Being patient. Waiting for clarity. Potentially embarrassing myself. Turning upside down.

All the things I didn’t want to do, and all the things the Universe basically gave me no choice but to do.

Turns out risk doesn’t always look like running.

Sometimes it means just showing up, trusting someone else with your teeth.

Sometimes it means just trusting the process, and when it comes to dating, that means maybe giving someone else the chance to get curious and remain curious (read: unsure). That means maybe reminding yourself that you should get curious too, because isn’t that what dating is all about?

Sometimes it means doing something a little bold but totally you (read: quirky) and trusting it was the right thing.

And sometimes it means trusting your body to catch you, even though the idea that your shoulders will do just that when you get your hips right over them (read: inversions!) seems INSANE.

Risk is all about trusting something. Or, rather, questioning whether you do. Be it yourself, someone else, the Universe, etc.

What I know for sure is that I trust the journey, because even if ruin is what I find, at least it’s a road to something.

So I go to the dentist, because the worst that can happen probably will if I don’t go.

And I consider the fact that curiosity is not a verdict but a chance.

And I’m true to my quirky self that knows what she wants, so I send the email.

And I’ll take a really deep breath and then turn upside down–yep, still scary as fuck.

And this week, we

REPLENISH.

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