I walk unsteadily,
like a toddler finding my center of gravity,
arms out for balance,
taking one wobbly step after another,
crossing the threshold into a life I have never known.
A flicker of familiarity encourages me
(I don’t have to leave everything behind)
and the known calms my uncertainty.
Is the light coming from ahead to guide my steps or
from the experiences of my past,
encouraging me onward
to step through the door and
begin this journey into
the next chapter of my life.