Gray, gloomy, and wet all around. Sometimes that makes me feel warm and cozy. And other times, like today, it reflects the blah I feel on the inside. Things I can't change weigh heavily on my mind. And yet I have to work as hard as I can to do that very thing--to keep trying, to never give up, to stay hopeful, to affect a change. It's exhausting and depressing. Certain challenges cause people to rally around you--like an illness or impending move, for example. And others are the kind you can't broadcast and must be suffered in silence. That's where I am. And that's all I am going to say about it for now.