Today's topic for Five minute Friday is...Risk. Write for five minutes, no editing, uninterrupted on this topic...OK...
People think that I take a risk living my life the way I do. It's no big deal, I am a qualified English Language teacher and enjoy teaching in different cultures. I have had the pleasure of being about to teach in countries as diverse as Sri Lanka, Egypt and currently, Greece.
People turn their noses up when they hear I live in Greece, especially when they hear Athens.
"Isn't there a RISK living there?"
Well, isn't it a risk stepping outside your front door every day, wherever you are in the world? It's not a dangerous country - the people here are friendly, helpful and beyond all that, HUMANE.
Yes, it can be risky - just like in your own countries. But where would we be in life if we didn't take risks? I took a risk, coming to a strange country to work - and I love it. It's taught me humanity, broadened my mind and tonight, I will even be supporting my adopted country in the EURO 2012 football (Greece vs Germany).
So go on people - take a risk in life. Don't let fear hold you back. You could learn something about yourself in the process.