You’ll know at the finish line. And at work
on Monday when you find remnants of dirt
under your fingernails and your co-workers
ask you how your weekend was and you say
“good” because you know they won’t really
understand. And you’ll know when things get
hard, and you feel like you can’t move
forward and life seems overwhelming,
that you’ll get through it. Because you learned to
keep putting one foot in front of the other no
matter what, and you learned that you
don’t give up. And you’ll know that you’re stronger
than you thought because you surprised
yourself and finished strong.
And you’ll know that you’ll do it again.