I've been preparing for the "worst-case scenario" since February, but I always seemed to think the chances were low of it happening. How wrong I was.
How very, very wrong.
Not only did it happen, but the "worst-case scenario" turned out even worse than what I had assumed it would be. As a result, I'm kind of in a very bad state right now. For many months, I foolishly had too much faith in my own optimism. As the year progressed, I started to get more nervous, yet still optimistic.Then I came across the unpleasant news from the third parties, and then things went out the window just like that.
It's a bit sad, really, that my well-being hinged upon the opinions of total strangers. No doubt others will tell me not to take them to heart, but unfortunately, that's not how my mind works. I crave justification, but take it very hard when I don't get it.
However, if there's one thing I've learned from this whole ordeal, it's that Murphy's Law is alive and well. If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. And this time, things went horribly wrong. It is essential to take the absolute worst-case scenario into account, not just what you'd perceive as a worst-case scenario.