When is the point that you give up? That you simply lose all faith in the people who’ve strung you along, given you bad information, and broken countless promises. It’s not easy to cut yourself loose, without a net, when you’ve spent so much time, and money and emotional energy on these people. You want your investment to pay off. Walking away leaves you with zero. Less than zero, because not only have you lost something, you’ve got no one to guide you for the next steps. And guidance is what you need most of all.
In this chapter of French License, entitled ‘Free man in Paris,’ I used the title ironically, because it was nothing like the mood of that Joni Mitchell song. I come to the conclusion I need to change my path if I’m to get to my destination.