It's one thing to keep your hopes high, it's quite another to be in complete denial as to what your real chances for success are. Be realistic today. You are doing yourself no good by ignoring the facts that are confronting you. Face them head on, and you'll see they are not as bad as you fear. Renewal is in the air right now, so if you can just hold on and stay motivated long enough, you will be able to enjoy a change of tides. This new tide will sweep in a much happier era in your life.