We're all works in progress, every one of us.
We all have areas of ourselves we want to work on, whether it's our attitude, our outlook, our waistlines, our earning power, our intellects, or our skills. Some people take cooking classes, or take up crochet, or start jogging, while others go back to school. Regardless, everybody has a goal in mind, a finish line they're looking to pass. If you're not moving forward, you're stagnating — and that's not living.
And when that finish line looms especially large, people will go to extremes to reach it. It happens every day. There's a great big lineup of people who want to climb Mt. Everest or win an Olympic gold medal, and they all have to put in punishing workouts daily to achieve their dreams.
But sometimes chasing a dream comes with unexpected costs.