Talking of encouragement, I have felt uplifted this week by my horoscope (I don't normally take any notice of them but this feels particularly significant):
"When something ends, it's a chance for something new to begin. That's the message your planets are sending: the future is where your focus should be. Creative projects in particular look promising. Precisely where you're going doesn't matter yet."
So, with this in mind, the only way is up! :)