Prepare for the worst… That’s one of those sayings I live my life by. I have no idea where I picked it up, but yeah, I heard it and said, “Yep, that’s the way to go.” Why? Because no matter how well I plan, no matter if me and mine do everything we’re supposed to do… do everything right, life has a way of saying, “Nope, this isn’t the way you’re supposed to go right now.” The reason I have this motto Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. is so when life wrecks my plans (as it is wont to do), I don’t stand there devastated wondering, “What do I do now?” I turn around and go with plan B, or C or whatever. As I mentioned before, I don’t really make plans in the traditional sense, just vague “This is what I’m gonna do if this happens…” kinda things. I learned a long time ago that planning my life was just an exercise in frustration.
I mentioned before that the hubs and I are supposed to be close to closing on a house… I spoke too soon. Even though we were approved (contingently), and did everything the underwriter asked of us, in the end, we didn’t get a final approval for… reasons. Mostly because we’re way new to Seattle & the hubs just changed jobs a week ago. Which means we won’t be closing on the house I was talking about earlier, and my dreams of having a mini-farm are going on the back burner. Bummer. Our new plan is to look for a bigger apartment in one of the suburbs of Seattle where we won’t be blasted with all of this freaking noise 24 hours a day. >_< Also, I want to settle down in the area where we eventually want to buy our house. We probably won’t be looking to actually buy a house for a year or two now… We want to get all of our ducks in a row next time and because moving with all of this stuff is just too much for me. It was way easier when all my junk could fit into the back seat of my car.
So anyway, we’re on to plan… C I guess it is. Ha! I’m nothing if not flexible! Did I ever mention that when I moved to New Mexico, I had a plan, and it had nothing to do with getting married and settling down with someone? If things had gone according to my original “plan”, I’d be teaching in a university in New Mexico by now. Also, when I moved to New Mexico, I’d planned on retiring there. I’d thought to entrench myself in academia and just… stay there. Seriously, plans change. That’s the way life is. I’ve always known and accepted this. Back to now, I think if the hubs and I rent a big enough place we can be cool with renting a townhouse or something for a few years while I focus on getting the store set up. I mean I’ve gotta start focusing on something yanno? Because if I don’t, it’s gonna drive me nuts! Anyway, just thought I’d share for y’all who are interested in what goes on in my life.