Prepare for the collapse
Pretty much all year long. It's exhausting and no fun.Y'all ever have a mental breakdown because you're not the person you used to be? I guess they call that an identity crisis, right?
Here's something to keep in mind, it's helped me a lot. Notice that after you lose what you thought you were, you still exist. You didn't go anywhere; there's still a you that persists. So what you really lost was something that you only thought was you. When you lose those things, you get an opportunity to see who you really are under all the window dressing.
I hope that helps in some way. Take care.