I was born in Chile and resided there until I was six years old. Chile doesn’t necessarily have a reputation for being a wealthy country, and our family was anything but wealthy. We weren’t homeless or anything, but we lived from paycheck to paycheck. Of course, at the time I didn’t know that the reason we moved so much was because we either couldn’t afford the private schools we attended, or we couldn’t pay the rent on the house we lived in. My mom was a chef and worked strenuous hours. This made it difficult for my sister Lizzie and I to see her during the week, so much of the time we would be with my grandparents. And my step dad didn’t seem to be around too much during my early childhood. For two years he went to the States to get his Masters degree in Engineering at Emory which is in Atlanta. These two years were extremely hard for us. But when he finally did get his Masters degree, he landed a job in Florida. Accepting the job was extremely risky at the time though. The company in which he would work for was just starting up so it would either succeed or crash and burn. He decided to take the risk and accept the job. Later that year we all moved to Orlando, Florida. We lived in Florida for a year and moved another six times because of his job. Even though the frequent moving got annoying, we were more than financially stable.
So, that is why I believe in taking risks. I think that risks are a necessity to live a fulfilling life. Without risks a person can not learn, and will not accomplish anything. There are different types of risks, but for the most part, a risk will allow a person to develop and move forward. If I never takes risks, there won’t be much change in my life, mostly because they’re not allowing anything new to happen. This would also makes my life plain and boring. But I also think that if I don’t take risks, I’m risking even more. I’m risking new opportunities from happening and I would be unaware of what I’m truly capable of doing. This is how someone discovers new talents, by taking risks, if the risk was not taken, then there is a high chance that the talent wouldn’t have been discovered.