Because I want to be understood,
Because I want to understand myself,
Because I won’t squander my skills, talents and gifts,
Because my life’s purpose must be authentic for me,
Because this is not a dress rehearsal,
Because I cherish this beautiful world,
My choices are limited.
I will take care.
I will search.
I will examine.
I will work.
I will progress.
And remain searching, struggling, shedding, loving, joyful, funny, nice, grateful, strong, brave, curious, independent, restless, tenacious, forgiving, patient, opinionated, political, principled, prepared and physical.