Sometimes a thing just has to be done in less than ideal circumstances. And if it has to be done, just do it, and try to smile. The second you realize that you have choice, then the question is: "Who do I want to become?"
If you haven't much to show for this year yet, there is still enough time left in 2023 for it to be "the year that changed it all" for you. What is today you going to do for tomorrow you?
Things change. That's what they do. Being afraid of change is like being afraid of death. They are both inevitable, so you might as well get comfortable with them.
I want to be a builder of new things until the end. I enjoy the freedom and the security of the things we have built, but I don't want to spend all day "protecting my comfortable situation."