Challenges. We all have them. i.e., Some of us wanted to find or want to find the perfect job. Some us wanted to raise good kids. Etc.
I wanted to find good friends. I never really got that in adult life. I have many acquaintances. I have never seemed to draw people that wanted to be good friends with me or I with them for long. I think jealousy had a hand in it. Or unrealistic expectations of me or the other person. To be honest though, I wanted to do things my way. Not many people want to go along with another person's way of doing things. I am not tolerant of other people at times either. Too much togetherness with friends is not my thing, in the end. I think I am a loner.
...surviving a stroke, in recovery, right after a brain aneurysm procedure, with no adverse effects...full left side shut down...totally conscious through the event...with perseverance, was up and walking the next day...
Yes. A large challenge that you won over very quickly. Congrats.