I have to battle a lot here, not with weapons or with grenades, but just managing stuff.
Right now I’m battling to teach 12 students in a morning class and 12 in an afternoon class. They are just coming off work.
I’m battling a LT who doesn’t want to give me a table with more than 5 chairs.
I’m battling this chest cough I’ve had for 2 months.
I’m battling my roommates letting me sleep at a decent time.
I’m battling my homesickness, my constant shadow.
I’m battling my Dark Passenger who is just weird lately: YOUR FRIENDS GREW AWAY FROM YOU WHEN YOU WERE GONE. I think he’s just making stuff up now.
I’m battling getting up at 5:00 AM.
But I’m winning most of these, and I’m going to keep going.