Head Above Water

What does it really mean to live by intention?

I think it means

Opening yourself up to all kinds

Of disappointment

And heady fantasies

About what your life could look like.

I think it means

Planning

For outcomes

That seem impossible

Without forgetting

That nothing is always

All picture perfect fun.

I think it takes courage

And discipline

And a less survivalist

Way of living.

Which is hard

Because we are all just getting by

Doing our best.

Head above water.

Feet on the ground.