By Michael W. Raley
The first step is the hardest one to take
As the anxiety and fear make your body shake.
Your journey cannot and will not begin
If you are consumed with how it will end.
The greatest heartbreak
Is regretting the chance you didn’t take.
Life can be different, even grand
If you would pull your head out of the sand.
You alone have the power to choose.
You have nothing to lose.
So what if the venture doesn’t work out?
There are still options and new routes.
Shake off the naysayers, the fear, and the past-
Choose this day to live as if it were your last.
Live deliberately and give thought to your ways
As you begin the new journey called today.