I was thinking of a Steemit post when I came across this picture in my files. This was a few months after I moved into my house. As you can see, my front yard was basically just piled-up soil. It was difficult to enter my house because the soil crumbled when you stepped on it. I put some stones but still they wouldn't hold.
So I put the matters in my own hands. I never constructed anything before using hollow blocks but I just tried to do it. I actually didn't put any cement as well, just the available soil and some washed up sand from my neighbor.
I worked hard the whole day, with just the shovel as my only tool. After I finished, I breathed a sigh of relief and accomplishment. I was proud of my work. At the back of my head, I thought it will probably not hold without cement. But so far, it has been 5 years and those stairs are still there.
Life may give me challenges each and every day but I am proud of the things that I can accomplish on my own. All it takes is believing that you can do it and actually taking the step to do it.