For the longest time, I acknowledge that I think differently than most people. However, it scares me how I still surround myself with those who tell me to value security.

I read an article recently that explained it perfectly. It said, people who value security are misinformed as chaos is what we truly live in and when you embrace chaos, it actually gives you more clarity–more security.

This arose because I am on the fence about taking a contract. A contract that will glue to me to a chair from 9 to 5 everyday. If you know me, I love working 600 projects a day! I live diversity and more than anything, I love flexibility. By working 9 to 5 every day, I will be sacrificing my current abilities to take on unique projects.

I get it. Most people will say, eat s-h-i-t for a year, pay off your debt. But it got me curious so I posted a post to ask if people crave security. Yes, it’s one of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. But for most of my life, I never truly appreciated security. I am surrounded by people who do.

My parents both told me to take the contract. As I’ll have a secure job and that I can retire them. They do realize that nothing in life is secure right? And that this job will not even retire me so I don’t know how they expect it to retire them.

One of my references told me, to just do it all. Without acknowledging burn out. And talked about being secure and then taking contracts on the side.

My partner says we have a wedding to plan so in the short term, he wants something very secured.

I suspect, I’ll cave. But I resent this on so many levels. It also hurts my values and the core of who I am. I wish people understood this more.

This path I have chosen, is one of entrepreneurship. I recognize I need to surround myself with people who think bigger than me. I also acknowledge, I need more peers in entrepreneurship.

Published by Pamela Vang

A first generation Canadian. Blogger. Lover of life. Sharer of experiences.

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