Taking carefully calculated risks will do more for your career than playing it safe this year. Besides, when you're locked into a predictable situation you tend to get restless, which is when trouble can start. If you're happy in your current job, then at least consider ways to reach into new territory. Are there projects you can initiate or new customers you can contact? Being ambitious without acting overly pushy is a healthy way for you to stay interested in your job.
There are creative possibilities that can help you professionally and you can nourish them by doing artistic things in your personal life. There's a playful way of being, one that looks a lot more like fun than work, that could open profitable doors for you. Going out on your own is certainly one potential result of being more proactive and serving your own interests instead of settling for being someone else's competent employee.