We’re all on the way to somewhere, she said. We just don’t always know what it’s going to look like. The scary stuff is all we imagine down the road.
She said this to me as I wrapped my arms around myself. She said this to me as I contemplated turning back around.
It’s not really so bad, she said. Just look in front of you—that next step is totally familiar. So, take it. Then take the next. And the next. Don’t think ahead more than that. This is about one choice at a time.