I have simply appropriately emotionally responded to life challenges!
The human battery needs a chance to recharge otherwise the energy can't continue to be used.
The work pattern is back as it was before. So far it is OK. Will it be ongoing? I don't know yet...there's a balance to be struck somehow.
So, I can feel hints of what I struggled with before and there is a fear of falling back to that to a degree although I am sure it would never get back to that extreme. But pretty much everything is, and will remain, better than before September.
I am not yet sure exactly when I will reveal my identity, but I now know that I will!
Maybe this is the 'back to normal' that I was yearning for. Life still has many challenges, but this is a new 'normal' that is much more manageable. (And, no....I myself am still not normal!)
So far, so good. I'm now feeling much more optimistic about the future.
I didn't feel ready as such. But, actually, it was fine. I'll get there...one step at a time.
Through this negative experience, there has been much to learn and there are positive outcomes and new doors opening.
Don't assume somebody that is smiling is OK. You don't know what pain is inside.