I won't go into specifics, but things have been pretty crazy for me lately. There have been a lot of huge changes in my life recently, and I've been working on adapting. I've admittedly slipped a few times in trying to get back on track, but that's expected. I'm pretty sure that no one has a perfect strategy when it comes to facing challenges... if you do, I'd love to hear it.
There are going to be bumps in the road.
It's how you handle said "bump" that matters. If your initial response isn't exactly ideal, that's okay too. That's for YOU to figure out. Your response may not be the route others would take, but everyone has their own way. The road less traveled is also something fun to explore... it may open doors to things you'd never thought possible for yourself.
There will be a lot of questions that you don't know how to answer...
and that's okay. You may get hit with a lot of "yes or no" questions that you may be hesitant to answer out of fear of either outcome, but you'll figure it out eventually, and everything will go the way it's meant to. The right path for you may start out with a lot of uncertainty, but don't settle just because you feel like another option is the "safe" way.
I know that's much easier said than done, as that's something I deal with all the time. Change can be scary, but it may be what's best... that's something I've been trying to wrap my head around for longer than I can say.
Don't be too proud to admit that you can't solve every problem on your own.
I made that mistake, and it's cost me a lot, but you live and learn. Admitting that you need some help and advice is not an easy thing to do, but there are some things that you just can't do on your own. There's nothing wrong in turning to your support system - admitting that you're stuck in a sticky situation is the first step in fixing things, and a big step at that.
The steps you take from there are up to you, and if you're with the right people, you'll be supported completely the whole way through.
I'm the type of person that tries to plan out my whole life. I always have been. I'm starting to realize now that it's okay to go with the flow. I thought I had everything figured out, and have recently been thrown through a loop... and that's perfectly fine.
Be open to change. Roll with the punches. And once again: I can't stress it enough...
Everything will go the way it's meant to!