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We have all been in those situations when we don't feel like we can go the distance. Whether this a financial situation, a class in school, or some other area in life.
In the new movie Creed II life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.
Just like Rocky and Adonis will learn in the movie that nothing is more important than family, I was reminded of that last winter. It was around 1 AM and I was on my way home from a concert. It started to snow on the way, but I was able to take it slowly. I was almost home and had one last hill I needed to climb before I would be on my way home.
I knew the hill was approaching, so I talked myself through everything I had been taught driving. Things like what to do if I slide, how to get traction, and those things you may learn in Driver's ED, but not use every day.
As I prepared to go up the hill, I checked my surroundings and pushed the gas peddle, feeling the car in the snow-covered road, remaining in control of the vehicle. Things started off well and then the speedometer began to drop, slowly…it…dropped. I was almost at the top of the hill, I had a car length to go when the car came to a stop, thankfully, still on the road.
I tried everything I could think of to get the car some traction, but nothing worked. Finally, after no success, I took out the phone and called my dad at, yes, 1 AM. It's the only time I have ever called him so late. Without any hesitation, he told me to hang tight and he would be right there with the truck. He came, brought a shovel (which is something I will be purchasing before next winter) and helped me get traction so I could get home.
Being stranded on the street in the middle of the night, praying no one comes down the road is not a fun feeling! It's one of those times when you don't feel like you can go the distance, but through the lessons, I learned leading up to being stuck on the road, to my dad coming to rescue me, I was able to go the distance and make it home safely.