The closer I get to the end of the year, the harder it is to keep my balance. I can feel the pressure, and this year has been one of the hardest. It's difficult to keep my sunny outlook when so many things are happening, and so many more (and worse) things are possible. The Company is in real trouble, and the way out isn't clear.
What's clear is that there's nothing I can do to make the outcome better than it's destined to be. I don't make the decisions, and I don't know what I would do if I did have that power. It seems those in control either (a) know what they're doing, or (2) want me to think they know what they're doing. And really, what would be the point of hiding something that's even more grim than current reality? It's not as if I have anywhere to go.
The weird part is that, assuming no unknowable secrets, I do see a way out, and it amounts to maintaining the current course. At a time of throwing up your hands and basing decisions on the bleakest possible scenario, the answers are right in front of us, straight ahead and clear as day. If I have any influence at all, it will be to apply the oldest advice in the universe: Don't panic.