When those whom you've come to really on suddenly aren't there, it's as though you've lost a limb.
I can live 3 years without an income while I work on making something happen, this is how I did it.
Those deemed essential will always stay on while those seen as disposable are tossed overboard.
If you are pursuing something and begin to think, "this ain't me" on the other side of your shoulder there'll be a voice whispering, "but you've already put so much time into this." That's sunk cost fallacy.
That last summer as a college boy, I worked as an accounting intern. I was working a day job and living on my own. I was set. But I failed to leave room for adjustment.
Work, school, work, school. I got blown off by my professor as being nothing special because I wasn't. I was in a premature rat race where I put in 100% of my efforts towards meeting obligations and 0% towards going after dreams.
The practical choice ain't always the right choice, but that's the choice I made in high school.