Life is an odd, beautiful, treacherous, and exhilarating ride. These moments of pivotal progress, moving forward along with this arrow of time, are like the pinnacle of a steel coaster at the instant between upward movement and downward movement. A floating feeling overwhelms me. There comes the simultaneous experience of joy, excitement, anxiety, and terror- all of which arise so very intensely that I cannot grasp what is real, at least right now.
And yet, I embrace it. All of the most wondrous things in life are preceded by this experience, and it is perfect.