Step 1: Look at listings of apartments, rooms, and places to live. Realize you cannot actually move anywhere, but look anyways.
Step 2: Bleed the lines of your life into something-another project of course. This will keep you safe, this will keep you from being despondent.
Step 3: Prepare speeches in your life you will tell the lovers you don’t have now. Speeches about art being your religion-it really is, and always has been.
Step 4: Realize your independence is to be cherished. This is hard. Independence and loneliness are not the same.
Step 5: Keep doing the usual businesses and projects. Work on longevity, work on appropriate amounts of disclosure about how sad you feel. This here is free-this is free reign.
Step 6: If frustrated, do not let yourself fall down. Or, should you fall down, lift yourself up. It is not all or nothing- greyness is cherishable.
Step 7: Do not subvert and thwart your desires. You will like people. They will not, or cannot like you back for their own reasons. The desire you had for them, put it to use. For, it is a stirring of something. It’s energy in it’s own right.
Step 8: If you cannot have love, have ambition. If you cannot have love, have confidence. If you cannot have love, have purpose. You can have love and these things, but do not let your lack of lovers let you feel lacking in these areas.
Step 9: Mend. Mend with warm teas, and embroidery thread. Mend with long hugs, and duct tape. Mend.
Step 10: Survive. Most do not need this step, but you do. You who are like grass that grows out of cement cracks, but just will not die because there is some reason. Some reason for inching upwards.