I am a planner by nature- i like my calendars, my spreadsheets, my to do lists. Like? Love! they order my life. But there are those moments, that blow the lid of my nicely ordered box called life. I am reminded of these things when life happens beyond my control. Cuz, i can only see the few feet in front of me. I don't have the bigger picture. I remember having lunch with an old boss one day recently- as we were leaving the restaurant, he mentioned that there would be a position opening up shortly. it was a simple conversation. and yet, the opening of this position was nothing I could have planned for. I had a 5 year plan on my career path, but out of the blue, someone quits their job, opening up a perfect job for me, at a perfect time. That wasn't "my" plan- but the result has exceeded my expectations. And of course led me in a new, unplanned path.
it is little reminders like this that remind me, my plan is only good for the immediate steps in front of me. BECAUSE i CAN'T CONTROL THE UNIVERSE.
So, my constant reminder to myself, is to let go of the false believe that my life is entirely in my control. And be prepared to be led in unexpected ways. And it will be okay.