“It’s all uphill from here!”
That’s what automatically popped into my head as I was cheering a friend on. I typed it in the chat window, and then paused as what I'd actually written sunk in.
Conventionally, it should be either, “It’s all up from here,” because things going forward will be positive and are looking up, or, “It’s all downhill from here,” because it will be an easy road from now on.
So what about if, like so many things, it is all positive and also a hard
We sat. For hours. Her struggling with herself. Me there, just there, supplying tissues and hugs as needed, and accompanying. It was the beginning of a longer road we walked together - I continued to accompany her as she struggled onward toward the faint glimmer of light on the outside edge of her darkness. There was no fix for this darkness, only the journey through it. Throughout the years, I’ve accompanied many people: family, friends, colleagues, students, and even s
We rarely talk about the struggle. And when we do, we do so selectively. We prefer to glance over it on the way to triumphant victory or crushing failure. Or perhaps we view it through the rose-tinted glasses of hindsight and it becomes our training and process montage set to a motivating musical soundtrack, just like in the movies. Yet it is within the struggle that seeds of the outcome germinate and bloom. What ultimately happens depends entirely on this creative tensi