I'm a comma.
A comma conveys something unfinished. It leaves the reader hanging, safe with the knowledge more is yet to come, that something important, something vital still remains to be read.
I think of my life the same way. The beginning of the sentence, and my life, are fulfilled, but they aren't complete. Not yet.
Since I'm an optimist, I know--deep down know--the comma is signalling another independent clause awaits. The rest of my life will have a complete subject, a complete predicate, and possibly a dependent clause too. I'm not a run-on type of gal, so more commas will fit in somehow.
And since I'm a firm believer in ending the sentence with something big, I believe something grand will continue my life.
I'm hoping the next word in my sentence isn't a "but" or "however." I'd prefer an "and" or "plus." I'm a little selfish that way.
Where do you see the next part of your sentence going? Are you a comma? A question mark?
Have a happy Friday!