Why ” one more hill”?

Given my passion for grueling athletic pursuits, I make sense of my struggle with depression and anxiety by comparing it to running or cycling. When I’m logging miles or giving the final push at the end of the race, I break things down into small, manageable segments.

One. More. Hill.

One. More. Step.

Is it really the last hill? No! The last step? Definitely not!

But getting through each hill, one  by one, has always gotten me to the end of the ride. Putting one foot in front of the other is the only way to finish up a run. When I’m not in a good place with my mental state, I use the same tactic. one.more.hill. I know that my depression is a chronic condition, but I deal with the ups and the downs one at a time. Rather than getting lost in the thought of never being 100% “cured”, I find comfort in the fact that I’ve made it over every hill so far.

I can make it over one more.