Figuratively speaking, we all get thrown curve balls in our personal and professional lives. Sometimes these curve balls are minor and simply require a quick assessment before a solution is obvious, while other times the curve ball is more significant and the solution isn’t as straightforward.
For us, we got thrown a major curve ball about two weeks ago. The details aren’t important and the situation is such that our trip may not be possible in 2014. Fortunately, the curve ball isn’t personal (health, family, relationship, etc), it’s business oriented and has to be solved in the next month in order for us to continue with the trip this year.
I’m stubborn and an optimist, which means I don’t give up easily and I refuse to let a curve ball ruin a major bucket list item. I’m also a realist and pragmatic enough to know that moving forward without a resolution isn’t the right thing to do from a business perspective.
Sure it’s a bummer and it wasn’t part of our plan, but hey, that’s life after all.