Curve Balls

I had a plan for how I was going to spend my Sunday.

My daughter had tech all day, so my plan was to get up at 6am to run, drop her off at rehearsal at 9am, drive to the beach to spend the morning reading and doing research. Go home for lunch and then spend the afternoon writing before I picked my daughter up at 4pm.

Simple and easy.

Then life threw me a curve ball.

On Saturday night around 9:00pm, one of my family members tore a muscle in his leg. I spent several hours in the ER and arrived home about 1:30am. After getting everything settled, I got into my bed around 2:30am. I missed my morning run. I spent Sunday playing nurse. I didn’t write, I did no research, and I never saw the beach.

I had a plan. I had things to do. I got none of them done.

And I felt like a total success.

Nothing in my plan was more important than taking care of someone I love when they needed my help.

When life throws you a curve ball, you must adjust your swing.

When your given circumstances change, your priorities change. Having a plan is important because it gives you a specific and targeted way to spend your time and energy. BUT being beholden to a plan can be a trap if it allows you to deny what is happening in your life in the present moment.

So, come up with your plan. Set an intention. Get clear on how you intend to spend your time and energy. If life allows it, go forward with your plan and get things done as you intended. But if life throws you a curve ball, adjust your priorities, and then hit the ball out of the park.