I am afraid.

I know the path I should follow.

It excites me.

It terrifies me.

It is different from what I have done before.

I am alone, face to face with myself.

My countenance is bare.

I have no mask on.

It is a solitary road.

Few walk with me.

Yet, this time around, I will not falter.

I will keep my lane.

I have locked into my purpose.