First, you are paralyzed.  Then your mind begins to race to find a solution. And just like the process of grieving for the loss of a loved one, a marriage or relationship, you find yourself being pulled back into the vortex of paralysis.  But surviving is what it’s all about, so you swim.  You crawl, you dive, you muster all the strength held between those shoulder blades and you push and pull yourself out of the hole.  And you swim toward safer shores, a bit bruised, but intact all the same.

For the first time in your life, you’ve been informed that all your efforts, all your blood, sweat, and tears, not to mention passionate dedication, are being discarded.  The program you fought so long and hard to keep going has been terminated and so have you! 

Now what?