Steve has a shirt that says, “the struggle is real,” in reference to a Tyrannosaurus Rex trying to do a push-up, pull-up, and bench press. I gave it to him for Christmas as a funny nod to his profession as a personal trainer. All parents of young explorers can attest that we could make a similar shirt.
That shirt might depict a small child hiking up the side of a mountain in tears or peddling those last few miles back to the truck asking, “are we there yet?” or perhaps starring in agonizing boredom at yet another empty hook at the end of a fishing rod as if a fish was supposed to appear after each cast. We go anyway. Right?