A road with many curves and hills

When I look back over my life and think things over, I can truly say that I have been blessed.
Life will sometimes serve you a platter filled with ups and downs, roadblocks, setbacks, near misses, and so many more situations that are not conducive to one’s well-being in body, mind, and spirit. Yet, still we press in and press on — just to see what the end could be.
It seems like whenever you move forward, something is always there to block you or move you back to where you started.
It’s frustrating. You think to yourself, “I just want to get the hell out of here! Where did I go wrong? What did I do to deserve this?”
And every time, I’m left wondering, how can I advance to the next level of independence?