It’s important to recognize the transition between the various stages. Whether you subscribe to the 5 stage model or the 7 stage model, it’s still essentially the same thing. Denial leads to Anger, leads to a downward spiral, followed by a bit of an uphill turn, and hopefully… Acceptance. That’s the end goal, anyway.
When I look back at the first 8 months and compare them with the last 2, it’s hard to imagine that it’s all part of the same journey. Certainly there was no indication of the level of absurdity to come. It just goes to show you that anything is possible.