Not the window and not a crack. Open the door.
Gauge the temperature, if you must. Sniff the air. Check for cloud cover.
Step outside. Hesitate all you will, but in the end there will be no shutting the door until you are on the other side of it. Step outside.
One foot is fine. You may need to find your balance again. Take your time. Eventually, the foot left inside must follow the outside foot. Lead with your right then put your left foot out. Shake it about or not, whatever feels most comfortable.
Close the door behind you.
Next - this will come as a surprise and may be quite shocking- you must look yourself over in a mirror. There is no help for it. The different light changes everything, and you need to be aware of the changes. Smile. Bare your teeth. Pretend to chew. Notice it all.
You will come to many doors, one at a time or all at once, it’s hard to say. You do not need to open all of them, and there are some you would be well-advised to refrain from opening.
You will need to do some rehearsing. You will want to know what words to say and when to say them.
The combinations are endless.
Exhaust all possible scenarios.
Imagine one more. That is the one you will want.
When you coddle your regret, remember that this is only one outcome, only one door.
Finally, you will need to open one. Don’t over-think it.
You’ve looked in the mirror. You are prepared.
Open the door.