That is a difficult question for me because everything I have done in my life seems to have been an enormous risk due to the great odds I have had to overcome. But if I had to narrow it down to one only it would be the risk I took to come to England 41 years ago.
At the time few people were that worldly wise and going to another country was always fraught with danger, especially when on your own. I didn't know what would happen, I hadn't even seen pictures of the UK so I didn't know what to expect, except that people did very well there; I kept worrying whether the plane might crash and I wouldn't see my family again, I wondered what life I was going to lead, how I would be treated and how my life would eventually change because of it.
Well, I did make a great success of it and achieved much more than i could have dreamt of, after a slightly miserable and homesick start. It was also at an enormous cost to the relationship with my sisters, whom I hardly knew for a few years, being apart. From my personal perspective, and in my little world, coming to England was indeed my greatest risk, but it was worth every moment and has had the greatest effect on my life and how I view the world. Jamaica would now be much too small for me emotionally, as I have grown beyond belief in every way.
Would I do it again? Oh, yes, without a doubt, but in a very different way.
What about you?