Like my homepage has said for a long time, "peering out from the eye of the storm"... except I've taken that first step in, I guess.
Clarification added: "The storm" is, um, a whole life thing, not a specific-to-a-situation thing. A friend commenting made me realize this sounds like something it isn't, the way I phrased it. Heh.
That'll teach me to be poetic.