Over the holidays, my sister had some personal issues gang up on her all at once - leaving her feeling unsafe and vulnerable. My advice to her - because she asked - was to look at the part or parts of her life that she still had control over, and focus on that.
I find myself in a different but similar circumstance to hers several months ago. Nothing seems to be working and I am desperately clutching at anything I think might be permanent or at least temporarily stable.
I do not have studio space in which to paint at the moment, but I have devised a painting assignment for myself and am preparing to start painting with oils as soon as the weather breaks a little.
This winter has been particularly hard and I am not handling the constant snow, below zero temperatures, and cabin fever associated with it. My roof still has one of the three trees that fell on it in early January frozen into the ice dam. The few days the temperature was above freezing were not enough to resolve the situation, or even to allow me to pull the tree off of the roof to prevent further damage (or even to assess the damage already done.
The good things: My pets are always happy to see me. I have a place to sleep. I have select friends who check in on my from time to time. Not that I need help, really, but I like the connection.