Wait by that river long enough and you’ll learn everything you need to know. Reminds me of a quote from Siddhartha:
“The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it. You have already learned from the river that it is good to strive downwards, to sink, to seek the depths.”
I’m so jealous you live by a river! haha
And yeah, my writing seems to naturally come out rather long, so it’s a wonder anyone reads it, but I’m glad you got something out of it.
Good luck with the goals :)