Canadian cold feet.

When I say that I'm German and French, I guess what I really mean is that I'm German and French Canadian.  So I'll be planning a visit to Montreal to explore my roots.

When I say that I'm working on a graphic novel, what I really mean is that I'm standing at the base of this mountain and I'm excited but a little bit scared to death of the climb.  Okay so I'm holding this grappling hook and don't quite know how to use it, although I know its uses are endless and my potential, too, is pretty great if I could just figure it out.  It's that nervous feeling you get when you're about to give the speech of your lifetime, or when you suspect that you're beginning to fall in love.  Things could go either way, success or disappointment.  Learning is inevitable.  It's a great place to be, but at the same time there is something so comforting about stable, solid, sea-level ground.  Sometimes it's hard to take those upward steps.

Metaphorical enough for ya?