WHEN YOU GET INTO A TIGHT PLACE
AND EVERYTHING GOES AGAINST YOU,
TILL IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOU
COULD NOT HOLD ON A MINUTE LONGER,
NEVER GIVE UP THEN,
FOR THAT IS JUST THE PLACE AND TIME
THAT THE TIDE WILL TURN.
(Harriet Beecher Stowe)
You want to crawl under the bed and weep until you're hoarse . . . but you don't. Or maybe you do, but only for a little while, because you know you're doing the right thing, you know you're on the right path. You cling to that belief even when everyone around you says you're crazy, when everything points to the fact that you should just stay under that bed.
But you don't. You dig deep and you dig hard and you get up. You wash your face and fix your hair and put on what passes for a smile and you go out into the world - the same world that pushed you under the bed in the first place. But you are ready.
And the world sees that you are strong and you are stubborn and you are a force to be reckoned with and you are to be . . . rewarded.
Going after something and achieving it is wonderful. Going after something and achieving it when it feels like your only fans are the dust bunnies under the bed? Yeah. Just . . . yeah.