I feel like a failure. I can hear the judgemental comments from my peers when I say I cannot go to the conference in Spain because I apparently never registered. I’ll have the shame of returning the funds to the donor that supported me, and when I call the travel agent and pray that travel insurance would cover this cancellation (but I’m going to think not). I feel horrible. I hate when I can’t just do normal things and paying for it, and sometimes I hate myself for being this way. Help? Thanks.
Try to be gentle on yourself. Mistakes like this happen. Life isn’t perfect or without flaws. This is not all that you are.
You will survive this. And people won’t hate you for it.
Be kind to yourself. In this moment. You cannot move forward if you anchor yourself to the pain of things that cannot change.