Well, the race is finally coming to an end : the ground flattening out, the rocks and holes and stumbling blocks becoming fewer. The end is in sight. And yet I can’t help the occasional (okay regular) glance behind me, to see all that I have accomplished. The course I traveled (I like to think) so successfully. The hills I climbed, the friends I made and the difficulties I overcame. I may have stumbled a few times, but I did not fall, and I did not give up.