It's easy to forget that Safety Nets Break sometimes. If I stop moving forward toward my long term goals--toward new (sometimes risky) adventures--what happens to me when my safety net suffers a tear? I suffer a setback--sometimes a major, time consuming, life altering setback--that sends me struggling and flailing to simply regain the basics. If I'm working on regaining my safety net--I'm not moving forward toward other goals. There isn't time. All of my efforts need to focus on regrouping and rebuilding. If all of my eggs are in one safe/secure basket--and I've not been pushing forward--it's easy to tumble backward. A long, long way backward!
Life is a lot like physics. No--that's not just the scientist in me talking. An object in motion tends to stay in motion...in physics and in life. Outside forces act on us every day. It's a lot easier to take a beating (physical or emotional) if you are standing still. It's also a lot harder to regain forward momentum from zero than from a standstill--especially if you find yourself pushed backward
It's okay to keep moving on your personal path--but, keep moving.
See where you end up.
It may be a better place than your current happy (safe) place!