Feel like a long road ahead of me

I feel like I have a long road ahead of me, and that it will involve a lot of tough choices. I know that in the next year or two, my life will be changing a lot. I suppose it is always changing, but at this point I know big changes are coming. In some ways I'm grateful for this early realization. Yet I'm also depressed. I can see all the work and suffering this will involve.

I'm having a tough time even getting little tasks done. I see so many tasks surrounding me, and it just makes me want to lay down and rest. To sleep and forget. But I know that's not helpful. I must forge ahead. I must be prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to continue.