I always tell my graduates that they will be stunned by the support they receive from unexpected sources. But, they may also be stunned by the lack of support they may get from those whom they thought were friends.
I had a call from a graduate this evening that experienced the latter. A bit of undermining and doubt sowing was done. I shared that this is usually an indication of a major flaw in that person, not themselves. An issue belongs to the ‘friend’ and not to her.
We must hold fast to our dreams and when we make those dreams a reality, we must still nurture ourselves. A garden doesn’t cease the need for care when it starts to bear fruit. Sometimes that’s when the predators attack the hardest….when they can steal the harvest.