Wave after wave will crash against you as you struggle to build a raft in a raging sea. You do what you must to survive and if you’re lucky, there’s a network of others helping to keep you afloat. But, most often you’re on your own to survive the dark nights.
Ration your resources and hope you won’t be one of the many who perish. Beware of the sharks. Beware of your own doubt and fear.
Then, when you survive the day, bask in the glory of a life well lived. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.