I read about 10 different meanings to that phrase... but sometimes it just rings true.
I can't detail at this point why exactly that is, I hope to in the near future... but suffice to say right now, things are hard. And projected to get harder. Hope is hard to come by.
You always think when you're a kid or a teenager that when someone finally gives you the responsibility to control your own life that things will finally be great. You'll get to do what you want, when you want, and nobody, NOBODY will tell you how to live your life. Turns out, that's not completely true, and frankly, not all it's cracked up to be.
A Grey's Anatomy quote is in order.
"Remember when you were a kid and your biggest worry was, like, if you'd get a bike for your birthday or if you'd get to eat cookies for breakfast. Being an adult? Totally overrated. I mean seriously, don't be fooled by all the hot shoes and the great sex and the no parents anywhere telling you what to do. Adulthood is responsibility. We're adults. When did that happen? And how do we make it stop?"