facing the future like a laser-beam, straight and true, focused and honed. at the ready, eyes transfixed, and goalposts secured.
then reality sets in like a wide cast net over a dimly-lit ocean of infinite possibility. you're not struggling. you're in the shallows, and you've been preparing for this for many years.
muscle memory is kicking in, and now it's not so much treading water anymore, it's calculated movements. this is the fun part, where you can anticipate shifts and obstacles, and overcome unknown unforeseen dark forces.
finding your stride is an exciting state of being, and to recognize past mistakes, to have lived and learned, what delight and a sense of power to behold.
take out the papers and the trash, or you don't get no spending cash.