This I can relate to. I was at first kind of regretting posting about myself on this thread but after reading this paragraph I felt I could really relate. How many times do we have to "dig a little deeper"? How many times do we have to pick ourselves up.
Then came your next comment about your dogs and I remembered that next year I'm moving into the same neighbourhood that the trust fund babies and perfect parent's kids live in. And I'll be able to sit in my comfy chair on my comfy deck with the knowledge that I earned my reward. Then I'll go up to my big comfy bed and sleep like a dog too.