My new job has been challenging but today I had an "aha" moment and something finally clicked. What a relief. Every day gets a little better and I sleep a little better. There's another woman in the office who transferred out of the job I'm at into another job in the office. She is feeling exactly the same as me. I find some relief in knowing I'm not the only one filled with anxiety. The other upside is I have a friend in the welder's apprenticeship and taking night classes while working out in the field in a completely different career than she's ever known. When I feel a little overwhelmed I just think to myself, "this is a lot easier than welding".
TAKE AWAY: Perspective is nearby if I just search for it.