It's tempting to consider one's situation as unique. Easy to think you alone are experiencing this life-altering event.
But it's simply not true. Many before you have traveled this road and there will be many after your journey.
You are not alone.
Surrounded, wrote the author of the Letter the Hebrews, by a great cloud of witnesses.
Google and various social media demonstrate that one's experience is not solitary.
My experience may not be the same as yours but it is not wholly unique. We can learn from each other's journey.
And we are supported by a large group of encouragers who care about us and want us to succeed.
Not alone. Never was. Never will be.
The image below of Autumn Ferns, cultivar "Brilliance", was shot with a macro lens at f/2.8 which results in a very narrow depth of field. One frond is sharply in focus while surrounding ones are shown in varying softness and the play of light even sends some into the shadows. Our experience is sharply apparent to us, sometimes to the exclusion of others. But I hope this photo represents we are not alone.