It’ll, most likely, be better or worse. Better in the sense of not being as bad and worse in not as well. In our dreams and imaginations we tend to exaggerate. Reality is usually more realistic than our imagination.
It could also be that it’s way better than we could have ever wished or worse than our worst fears – that too is a possibility. But irrespective, what’s really important is that either way it will end and then there will be something else – to look forward to (hopefully in anticipation).