The memory of a departed loved one will bring you comfort and wisdom.
All things happen in their own time. You can't force the universe to move forward just for you. An important aspect of your life is undergoing change, but the universe will offer you an exciting opportunity to plant new seeds in the soil that you have made fertile from your past efforts.
Mentors and advisers may have the best intentions, but they don't always understand your goals or what is best for you. Think critically about what they have suggested, but what works for them isn't always going to work for you.