Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt. The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm, and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
If you don’t have much vacation time, talk to your manager about working extra hours during the week. Your boss might be more open if you can stack your extra hours around a deadline.
The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.