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Sometimes you gotta climb that hill, even if you get wet is another metaphor post.
Earlier this month in July 2023, Chris and I set off to climb a hill on Dartmoor. The weather was unpredictable, and we anticipated getting wet alongside the physical effort needed to climb Cox Tor.
We spent an hour steadily climbing up an approach path just to get to the base of Cox Tor and it had already rained twice at this point. The clouds were moving fast over our heads, dropping their rain each time. We still had to climb to the top and it was steeper than the first hour of the walk.
I won’t lie and say it never crossed my mind to cut this bit of our walk out and head south on the easy section. Those doubts chipped away at my motivation, and I later felt annoyed I had let those thoughts take over, even for a few seconds. Refocused, Chris and I then marched up that hill! Three clouds passed over us at the top, two dropped rain. We got wet. This too shall pass.
As I am once again reminded of my diagnostic cancerversary where I had many metaphoric hills to climb with many doubts in my head including my survival chances etc. I plodded on, I felt pain and I got wet! I’m still here.
The original “climb that hill” post
This is a crazy coincidence but my original post was based on an experience in Dartmoor. few miles south of where the lead photo was taken. That was back in 2016 but the title and the metaphor was not lost on many people and the post was even published by Macmillan Cancer Support (the biggest cancer support organisation in UK).
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