With some tension in the air, there is a lot of interpersonal relationship energy being thrown around willy-nilly. Reminders to ourselves never hurt.
Let's speak with more honesty and kindness to ourselves. This is one of the greatest challenges any group or individual human can ever commit themselves to undertake.
Everything is research and development, there is no such thing as a sunken-cost, you are always allowed to value the treasures of knowledge you've learned from a experiencing a place, thing, or person and take it with you as you continue your forward progress through life.
Try some critical analysis every now and then, keeping your attention actively engaged on a puzzle is always exciting, but sometimes the puzzle is figuring out what it takes to figure out several puzzles in a certain order.
There's nothing wrong with second-guessing yourself every once and awhile, but if it doesn't help with your decision making, you may be better-off seeking a third-opinion elsewhere.
Figure out the basics of your programming. Food is the easiest type of input to experiment with and humans can be the most complicated.
Keep an escape plan handy, you don't have fly to africa, but it's good to have an idea of the company and destinations you'd be excited to explore should an opportunity land at your feat.
Talk to yourself. Talking aloud, typing out ideas, and hand written notes, are all some of the most accessible ways to recognize what your brain is trying to tell you.
Talk to others. Dancing, face to face conversations, voice calls, letters, emails, texts, and hand written notes, are all some of the most accessible ways to recognize what your brain is trying to tell you.