I had a friend who was going to go to Iraq. He was so proud. About a month before he shipped off he went hunting with his dad and uncle and hand an accident. He got in the lower back and got nerve damage. The army wouldn't ship him off after that. He said his life stopped there because he couldn't afford colledge, and he was now a cripple... He shot himself again two years later... This time in the head.
Sometimes you can be on the virge of something great when something makes you freeze.