When is it wise to take a risk? This is a question I have been facing this past week. As many of you know I work for a temporary agency. I don’t make a lot of money. I haven’t worked a full-time permanent job since august 2011. Uncle Sam pays for my health care. I don’t have a car because I cannot afford not only a car payment but to keep up with gas and maintenance. I have no savings or even fall back on money. I live from paycheck to paycheck.
Recently, two male friends that live in Las Vegas gave me a great opportunity. They would cover my travel to them. I would live in a house with one of them who lives in a boarding house with another man. The other friend would work with me to gain a good job with benefits. They promised to take care of me and my financial needs until I had a job and could take care of myself there. They feel as do I that I have a better opportunity to get a good job with benefits in Las Vegas.
It sounded wonderful. Could a girl ask for better friends than that? Not at all. But it was a risk I couldn’t take. I desperately want to take but I fought with many things. One major issue was I have a job, albeit a low-paying one with no future but I am getting a weekly check. I live in a nice one bedroom apartment I don’t have to share with anyone that has a low rent and is in a wonderful neighborhood. Is it worth the risk to leave this situation on a possibility? Is it smart for me being a single woman to rely on two men that are wonderful friends, but are not bound to me by family status or marriage? I’ve known one for 20 years and the other for 15. I love them both dearly and I have hurt one deeply by refusing this opportunity to do what he has heard me say I’ve wanted to do for over 15 years.
What do you think? What would you do?