The anticipation of anything is either better or worse than the actual thing when it happens.
Most often we anticipate the worst, it’s a default setting. And I mean the very worst that our minds can conjure up. The anticipation will last until we do the thing, and that can mean a lifetime of anticipation and pain.
Perhaps, it’s better to enjoy what we have now and stop anticipating more or simply to do the things we fear now. This way we cut out all the pain of anticipating something painful that most often is not.
A lifetime filled with anticipation is often a lifetime filled with fear and pain.
The final thing to consider, if we have to anticipate, then anticipate only good things. It’s a choice we can make.