What kinds of feelings are stirred up in you as you hear those words?
For me, I would say many mixed feelings. Excitement, apprehension, fear, dismay and longing all bundled up into one. I like both words. They scream of a future that is better that what I am currently experiencing. Just letting my imagination wander and play can open up ideas and possibilities I had not even considered. Yet, with my vivid imagination I think I run into many unmet expectations. The learning to hold loosely hope and opportunity has been lesson I am continuously visiting.
I know I will make progress. That even as I write this I am exploring some new opportunities. Hope is rising and eagerly I await to see what happens.