We are almost there
Saying it out loud
Doesn’t seem real
The Real sigh of relief isn’t for five years
The shadow monkey on my back
Constant reminder of what could be
Excited and terrified to be done
No more internal liquid defense system
Who will protect me? What will protect me?
Is hyperrvilance the answer?
Or is living my life the answer?
It’s probably somewhere in between
“The End” doesn’t actually = instant real me or whole me
Time, patience, perseverance is the key
Setting realistic expectations
That is the true challenge revealed