This blog post is inspired by plans that don’t come together the way we think they should, and how do we find the silver lining.
Most people have a “Plan A” and a “Plan B” with “Plan C” being completely thinking on the fly, and “holding your beer and watching this” type of situation. We should bear in mind that there are 23 other letters besides the first three in which we can make plans by.
I have not seen many Plan A’s work out in comparison to Plan B and C’s. It can be disappointing for sure when the first plan doesn’t work, but that shouldn’t dictate the attitude or mood. Sometimes having to change direction can help us learn new things and meet new people. If the plans you have involved a team, it can be a great way to see how strong that team is and how well each person does with their part of the plan not working and finding a new solution.
I am on Plan H with the renovations of my new house. It now has a serious red wasp and yellow jacket infestation. That may be why the owls left. So before I can let anyone go to work out there, I have to find the nests. Well, I am not finding the nests, I am having professionals find them and get rid of the flying demons. So the work on the new house is once again stalled out. However, once these are gone we can start replacing the floor that got flooded. That is first on the list, then the real work will begin when the drywall and insulation starts. What fun is in store! This project in particular seems to be moving like a herd of turtles marching through peanut butter.*
Anything worth having is worth waiting for. Hermits are patient. Here is my true test of Hermit-type patience. I will wait until this house is the only focus for the contractor that does each job. I will not rush it, but I want this house to be the only project. This poor old house deserves this. It is going to be worth it in the end.
I could be very frustrated with the process of plans not working and be upset at the setbacks. I will not do that though. This is a journey to home. That’s my silver lining. It may take a while, and I may get all the way to Plan W, but the great thing about the alphabet is that I can start over if I need to. I can also start using numbers if I need to. Those are infinite.
*[Sue Ann sez: It’s been that way since we first bought it.]