Don’t think, just jump.
I’ve never been good at taking risks. I always tend to be paranoid about something or the other. According to Charles DuBois, we need to be able to sacrifice any moment for what we could become. Being the pessimistic person that I am, for me risks are really hard to take.
Now, I’ve been bad at taking risks ever since I was a little kid. When I was about 13 my brother and I were learning how to swim. At the time he was about 9 years old, but that didn’t stop him from paddling on to the deeper end. I on the other hand, didn’t think twice about even stepping into the deeper half. I’m not sure exactly how long it took, but it definitely took more than two months after I learned how to swim, for me to actually go to the deeper side of the pool.
Even though I know I have a lot more improving to do, this past year I feel like I took more risks than the regular Caroline would've taken. So I guess I’m still improving. This picture was an outtake from a photoshoot in January. I decided to twirk it a little bit and it turned out to convey a great message…something I should strive to live by.