How do you turn adversity into advancement? Your intention to do so will reveal many paths to your goal, so first decide, then proceed. Embrace/bless the present, right where you are, just as though you chose it because somewhere in time, you did. Don't waste energy on where or whence it came, just own it and look for the payoff it contains, often transparent - weren't you the clever one! Have a cry, have a chuckle - either will release/flatten the creations charged particles allowing it to archive into the never-never land it came from.