Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wait and see or Plan B

I am happily working many hours and doing many creative projects including my own house at the same time. I am running on all cylinders these days.

A friend of mine took me out for an early birthday dinner last night. Locally they are doing dinners at upscale restaurants for $25.00 a charity fundraiser. It is a set three course menu. We enjoyed a lovely dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in town. What a treat.

We talked about how much time in the past we have spent preparing for disasters that didn't happen. She has a trip planned for New Zealand and will be gone for a month. Her husband is suppose to go but his health has not been that great. Her daughter gave her the advice that she should plan to have someone else go or meet her. She replied that she would just wait and see. A lot can happen between now and November.

I remember before the program how when I was managing my life and the life of others I would never just be happy with what was I had to think of every way things could go wrong and have a plan B and C and D.

When I traveled I would take every kind of medication imaginable just in case I got sick. The fact is I never get sick and when I do I usually get by with some easily obtainable medication. I always knew something would spoil my fun.

What a waste of time preparing for the unknown. My imagination can really get the best of me thinking the worse case scenario. What about the best case scenario isn't that just as likely? Can I put the same amount of effort into thinking about how may ways something can go right? It seems that fear is always just below the surface.

The other designer just reminded me of this. I booked a trip for work that come back to here at 11:00 pm she said that was a mistake that it will run 2 hours late. I said that has never happened to me I guess I will have to wait and see.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. fear when there is no reason to fear is a waste of time. We don't know what is going to happen next, and if something does happen, any Walgreen's may have the solution. Have a great trip and take lots of pictures.