Consider yourself to be a pie; you're one person with many roles. NOT ONLY a student, a friend, an employee, a sibling, a significant other, a parent, etc. So if you find yourself in a situation where one of your roles changes or diminshes, all is NOT lost. You haven't lost yourself or your identity. Our roles are just a small part of our greater definition. Just a thought. :)
My dump area for all my random thoughts, observations and advice that don't fit into the other categories.