This happens to many people all over the planet on a regular basis.
If you are going through a challenging time right now, focus on a positive goal that you can reach with in a short period of time.
Try not to focus on what is ahead but on what you need to do for today.
Next step is to create a small goal and obtain it.
Then continue to add larger goals as you gain strength for your situation.
This is what I have found to be helpful during some of my own curve ball moments in life.
Focusing on what I can do at the time, setting small goals that gain strength for future choices.
Everything changes eventually, how you adapt and prepare as you move forward in life can really improve the outcome of your choices.