[From Middle English (bi) hedlong, alteration of (bi) hedling : hed, head; see head + -ling, in a specified direction; see -ling2.]
(hdlông, -lng) adv.
1. With the head leading; headfirst: i.e. The runner slid headlong into third base.
2. In an impetuous manner; rashly.
3. At breakneck speed or with uncontrolled force.
Main Entry: 1head·long
Etymology: Middle English hedlong, alteration of hedling, from hed head
Date: 14th century
1 : headfirst 1
2 : without deliberation : recklessly
So with the help of several different resources, I will begin an incremental process that I believe will be uncomfortable at first, but will enable our family to thrive. For after all is that not what my role as a wife and mother is about?