I Can’t Get Better if I Don’t Get Started: Just Because it’s Hard at First Doesn’t Mean it Always Will Be

The filthy black sky loomed large on that ice-cold Autumn morning.

Yanked violently from my slumber by a shrieking alarm, I paced around the house to the beat of my own optimism.

The world outside seemed dead, lifeless, but I felt more alive than I had in a long…