I don’t know what’s going on with my family lately, but they are keeping me entertained! Haha… first my sister goes out and buys a house out of nowhere (well, at least to me), and now my brother is the proud new owner of a bitchin’ motorcycle yet he doesn’t even have a license! ;) What the heck is going on?!
Well you already know my thoughts on the house buying stuff by now, but it might come as a surprise that I’m actually impressed by my brother’s new found balls’ness. He had been talking’ and dreamin’ about owning a bike for over 4 years now, and it looks like he finally got out there and decided to DO SOMETHING about it! Probably not the way I’d have started the process out – I like to test drive my vehicles before buying them, haha – but at least he’ll know sooner than later if it was all meant to be.
The purchasing of the bike finally got him to SIGN UP to the classes, so now he should be on the road feeling like a bad ass in no time ;) Minus the $3,000 he shelled out for it, which according to him was a steal (he got an additional $1,000 worth of equipment along with the bike). The jury’s still out whether he actually got that flat screen TV he was guest posting about the other week, but I’m hoping now that he didn’t – despite all of y’all egging him on, haha… if only you knew he’d go out and get this motorcycle! ;)
What I probably find interesting more than anything here, though, is the fact that all of a sudden we have two major things occurring within my family at the exact same time. It leads me to believe that when others are taking big risks around you, that perhaps it increases the odds of YOU doing the same too? Not saying that we copy each other or try to 1-up another person or anything, but just that it may loosen up our own inhibitions a bit. If everyone else is doing crazy things, maybe it rubs off on us and gives us the courage to take on something larger than normal ourselves too – know what I’m saying?
I know that’s what encourages me sometimes. For the better or for the worse ;) An example of “the better” being when the wifey and I got engaged like all my friends were doing at the time, and the worse – not to beat a dead horse – being when we bought our first house just like they were all doing too. I don’t think that’s coincidence.
What all this means is that we just gotta make sure we’re taking risks as consciously as we can. We’re never gonna be perfect and pick the right move all the time, but we can still do our best and pay attention to WHY all of a sudden we wanna make these major changes in our lives. And to that end I give my brother some mad props. Sure it came out of nowhere when he told me he’d suddenly purchased a bike, but it was pretty much a calculated risk. He just needed a little push to get there. And I think my sister’s recent events did just that for him :) So yay, new adventures!
(Photo by byDavvi – not my brother, thank goodness)