LIFE is what happens AFTER you make plans…

I’m sitting here smiling to myself…

How many times have I planned something – down to the finest detail (I’m a bit OCD) – and then  life happens.   You know, you sell your car to use convenient public transportation and then they take your stop off the route…  No matter the amount of planning, nothing could foresee what actually happens.

Does this stuff happen to you?  I’m guessing it happens to everyone.

This is why I love the phrase, “Life is what happens after you make plans”.

Or, another one for all of us freelance people, “Book a vacation and you’ll get work”.

Once again, my life has its own way of cutting the water path.



Hubby is in the military.  He is up for a promotion.

This is great!

The surprise here is that he would most likely have to accept a job several hours away.

(dead silence)

We just moved here.

There are so many thoughts going through my head right now… I cannot even sort through it all.

Conceptual road sign indicating an upcoming life changing event ahead - with clipping path

Conceptual road sign indicating an upcoming life changing event ahead – with clipping path


The pro list isn’t very long:   We might be able to find a better horse property – one that wouldn’t need so much work and that would be more appropriate for riding and training – depending upon the post he is given.

It is hot here so a new place could be less hot.

The cons list is longer.

Do I follow Hubby?  Does he live as a geobachelor somewhere?  We just went through 2 years of geobachelor status.

I had big plans on how I could improve this property.  Of course, it all takes money but I figured I could do it in phases and over time… improving that land would be quite fulfilling to bring life back to these 10 acres.

I just moved all of the horses here and built 8 acres of fencing.

I like it here!

I like the idea of running our AirBnB.  After hosting 10 separate groups of guests, I find it rewarding and perfect for my need to work from home.

This is the new donk, Mo. I just look at his amazingly open and hopeful face, and I realize that he just rolls with every day...

This is the new donk, Mo. I just look at his amazingly open and hopeful face, and I realize that he just rolls with every day…


The truth is, we don’t know what is going to happen.

Hubby may or may not be offered the job on another post.

I could get hit by a bus tomorrow and would have wasted precious time worrying about all of this when it wouldn’t have mattered at all.

This is that place where one can either dangle on the fence, or just forget it and carry on until the truth reveals itself.

So, after spending a day wringing my hands, I’ve decided to just let this news go… POOF!   I have learned that I cannot control my life, so I may as well just roll along and be as happy as I can as often as I can.

So, that’s what I’m going to do.


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3 comments have been posted...

  1. Pat Reavy


    Different strokes for different folks. I would stay.

    Good luck.


  2. Patti

    As soon as I read he’s up for a promotion I thought, OMG they are going to move him. That’s what the Army does. I’m someone who has heard these rumors, gets upset, and then learns it’s not going to happen a few too many times. I have gotten to the point that I do like you, worry for a day and then move on until there is reason to panic.

    As you know, if he stays in, this is going to be a recurring theme. I don’t envy your potential decision. It might be wise to decide either way so that when it does happen, and it will, it won’t panic you as much. I hope that you don’t have to face the decision for a couple more years at least!

    Best of luck and here’s hoping the Army keeps him there for a while :)

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