The 54th Deadline: Next Mountaintop

I admit that there are days where I wish life could be a lot more straightforward. Fewer bumps. Less awkward trails. More signage would be nice.

At the same time, I wouldn’t be able to learn anything if that were the case. For this exact point in my life, I feel like I am getting closer to another mountaintop to climb.

This one… Let’s just say I predict it will be quite the doozy. This will not be a cinch to get over. That’s for sure.

I tell myself constantly that, eventually, all of this will make sense. Every lesson, every ounce of pain will accumulate into something substantial in the end. I’ll be relieved that it is all said and done. That’s the plan, anyway.

Who knows how long this will take, how much further I must advance before I finally get to where I need to be. Oh, well. The journey is what I have to look forward to in this crazy life.

Strength to Continue

I have made it this far just trying to hang in there. I know this is just another section of this challenging part in my existence. I can’t stop now. I won’t stop now.

Still, I am always hesitant. Worried. Frightened if things go south before I am ready. What if I fall and fail? Could I recover and get back on track?

What will it take for me to get to the part in life where I can reap the rewards? Will it ever take be the case?

Until then, one step at a time. One extra bit of forward progress when I can help it. Inch by inch. If I must.

“Progress is perseverance.” — Nhan Pham


Originally published at The 54th Deadline.