Hang on, Jill. You won't always be surrounded by stressed out zombies that race around in steel, motorized coffins staring at iPhones, more interested in texting, emailing or photo documenting what they ate for lunch than conversing with the living, breathing, feeling human sitting in front of them.
Your return journey is in motion. Its just a rough, steep section right now. Kinda like the AZT from Payson to the top of the Mogollon Rim or the dirt road slog on the Colorado Trail---the pain ends.
Keep on keeping on....Everyday, find the tiny things in nature that feed your soul and dream big.
Better trail is coming.....