VIII. When it All Falls Down
You’re feeling better than you’ve felt in a long time. You finally don’t feel so alone because you have a group of friends, collaborators, etc. You made so much progress, you’ve grown as a person, but you’ve also been naive. You were so desperate and alone that you didn’t vet all of the people around you. You’ve overlooked some of the sketchy characters around you or maybe ignored the fine print of that contract. Whatever the case may be you’ve been blindsided and everything you worked for has been stolen or destroyed. This is the lowest of low points. It’ll be easy to get stuck here. To become bitter, to never trust again, but again this is just another part of the process. Take a deep breath, shed all the tears you need. A good cry is so helpful, analyze the situation to see where you went wrong, salvage what can be salvaged, and Get back to the task at hand!