A friend’s facebook post:
“The hardest part is where you have to keep plodding forward, taking territory one inch, one foot at a time. It is easy to lose hope and forget how close you actually are to the goal. Patience is a virtue for this very reason”
On a long and arduous (emotional) journey with ever deeper valleys before ever higher peaks I turned aside at what I later discovered would have been the last peak before achieving personal freedom.
The action of turning aside led to newer, deeper valleys, one from which I have yet to escape.