Walking In Quicksand
When you're walking through what feels like quicksand instead of solid ground, you have to work ten times as hard to get half as far. When you are sorting your way through a “quicksand” problem of life, it's not just that one area that gets affected. It's not just that one problem that feels so dang hard. You have to work ten times as hard to get half as far in EVERYTHING...from the mundane chores to large matters of the heart.
You can't just shuffle your way through until you reach solid ground again because you're knee deep in it and every step requires fighting the good fight. Quite frankly, it's exhausting, disheartening, a big blow to your ego, and overall upsetting. It leaves you feeling drained and like you've got nothing left in you for the rest of the journey. But, just because you have to work ten times harder to get half as far doesn't mean that you get excused from the other half of walk. Responsibilities continue to knock at your door, relationships still need to be fostered, and our bodies persistently demand upkeep. Our emotions require additional time and attention. Instead of walking in the easy autopilot manner that we tend to take for granted when we are on solid ground, you now have to literally pull your foot out of the quicksand with all of your might and then kick it forward as hard as you can.
The thing is though, you ARE moving forward. You're still finding a way to put your one foot in front of the other. It might take twice as long and require a lot more effort, but you're making headway nonetheless. You're covering at least the bare minimum amount of ground that you need to. You're moving in the right direction. The only way out is through, no matter how thick it is. Just keep walkin'. Just keep walkin'.
Photos by Ellentuck Photography