Breathing, pushing, feeling.
Every step moves closer to an ending.
But every move pulls against your body.
It strains your muscles, makes your heart race, makes you lose focus.
An uphill climb, not able to move without losing your footing.
Tripping on uneven ground, pushing through each misstep and mistake.
A mountain that consistently arrives.
Unforgiving to the climbers that attempt each treacherous path.
Each one more challenging than the last.
Paths that can lead you astray or to the promise land.
Your outlook changing with each day that you push through the pain.
Each mountain making you grow.
Never forgetting that every day is a struggle.