Last night, as I was posting my "I'm scared" post, I mean literally as I was hitting "publish post", an earthquake struck. I'm far enough away from the epicenter that wasn't even big enough to make a noise, but I felt it.
Now, using earthquakes as a divination tool would tell me that I need to shake up my way of looking at this problem and even though it sounds scary, it won't be painful.
And today, I do feel much better about how to handle my problem with this story. Thanks to everyone for their advice and support.