For what it is worth.
To a follower who is experiencing a time when the Dynamic Lifter has hit the air conditioning. Dynamic Lifter is the trade name for chicken manure, I am tempted to use a shorter word but four letter words have lost all their shock value they are too often used offhandedly and inappropriately, consequently they do not grab anyone’s attention anymore. We all experience these times in life when we feel totally over whelmed and cannot see how we are ever going to survive. We feel like breaking down and weeping, this may help but it is not a lasting fix.
Ask anyone who has lost a loved one, perhaps a child, a mother, a husband or wife. When someone dies that has seen them at their best and their worst and still supported and loved them. They can tell you what helped them survive their crisis but only time will heal.
Nothing any one can say will fix your situation; it is your problem, what saw them through may or may not work for you. Letting you know they care, their compassion and love is of real value. Their advice, though well meaning, may or may not work for you. Words are like water on a ducks back, it runs off with little effect. To realize these people do care is comforting.
Time seems to pass slowly but time never stops and in time all things are subject to change, this is an undeniable fact. Only time will heal your wounds, the scars will remain, to remind us that we survived by our own strength. You are then aware of the strength within you that can then be drawn on in times of disaster.
When you have been dealt a bad hand can you bluff it out and win? A load of Dynamic Lifter has been dumped on your garden; can you do the work needed to use it to make your garden grow again? The excreta has hit the fan you cannot run for cover, are you going to be a survivor or are you going to drowned in your own tears?
I believe you are strong you have a worthwhile goal in life. You may feel the pressure and shed a tear drop and ask for help but you know it is up to you and you will not give in, you have too much to offer, to give in is absurd. You just have not realized how strong you are; when this has passed you will know the truth of the strength within you.
Give it your best shot and do not worry about tomorrow but concentrate on the best action right now to achieve your goal. The future is beyond our control so the outcome is governed by the now. Concentrate on now it is your best option to achieve your PhD.