So, true. After you move beyond the fear involved in “my life has actually collapsed around me”, you find a freedom like no other. You were working so hard to keep up the illusion, you didn't realize that you were living in a self-imposed prison of fear and denial. And with nothing more to lose, you are liberated to begin again without the ruse and heaviness of all the nonsense that wasn’t working. Your worst-case scenario played out and you survived. So you put on your “big girl” pants and start again…but this time on your terms. Love it!