Sometimes we hit a rough patch.
And like all rough patches, they feel longer than they are.
We find ourselves traveling roads no one’s been. It feels harder, the terrain more difficult.
With each passing spray of dirt, we right ourselves. The correction may be difficult but it’s worth the effort.
Then we’re out off the rough patch, onto the main road and following until we reach our destination.
Sometimes the destination feels farther away than we first realized. We can see the light illuminating its top and we want to quit. We want to give up.
But when we’re traveling and hitting rough spots we’re still moving forward. We’re still traveling towards the light.
When we get stuck in the mud our faith in ourselves and our journey falters.
The mud covers our tires, buries them and then we’re only spinning.
Those are the times we look for someone who can help.
We have to find those people to get out of the mud. We’ll stand on the side of the road, hope they’re around the curve, wish for them to come around and sometimes they will.
Other times, we need to get a stick, place it under the tires or wrap a rope around a tree and pull ourselves out.
When we pull ourselves out its more difficult but the reward of doing ourselves feels better.
We won’t always have that person to pull us out of the mud. Finding a way out without needing someone to help us gives us hope. Hope that next time, we’ll do it again.
Living with constant depression is a battle each day.
There are moments where we get out of the mud, pull onto the main road, hit the gas and get closer.
Those days seem like their far apart some days, weeks, months but they are there.
We must reach the light on the hill.