When things don’t turn out…

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…as you had planned.

Which is, come to think of it, most of the time!  It’s actually a miracle when things go “right” and we tend to take it for granted.

We all think we can roll with the punches, but when the punches come, can we?

I’m back after a difficult trip that was supposed to be an inspiring, happy week of theatre, museums, fine dining and shopping with my DD. (That’s darling daughter in text speak)

It turned out to be a marathon with the airlines, cancelling and changing, and changing again, and then a third time, a last visit with a beloved relative, and ended up with me checking myself into the hospital via the emergency room for some first world medicine.

Not one restaurant, not one shop (okay, one), no theatre nor museums. Lots of ubers, airplanes, and the kindness of friends who picked me up in Cancun airport and whisked me across the peninsula in their car to my home.

I tried to be as positive and flexible as possible, but I did have a few meltdowns and when I look back, they were silly ones, of deeply embarrassing quality. Sigh. It was a week of profound sadness and illness. DD and I are exhausted.

In “The Godfather” when the going gets tough, they “go to the mattresses.”  At Camp Liza, when the going gets tough, I get out the teapot. I’m home, all is well. Time for a cuppa.

Do you have any advice or wisdom to share with us on what you do when things don’t go as planned? If so, tell all in the comments box below.

xo Liza

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7 thoughts on “When things don’t turn out…

  1. Hi there. I know what you’re talking about. I visualize a day in the future when all the issues I am dealing with at any particular moment will be sorted out and behind me. It’s worked through a lot of bumpy roads.

  2. Sorry to hear that you got sick Liza. Travel is a chore these days… I’m constantly delayed anything between 1 and 3 hours seems to be standard and airports are way too busy. Luxury is to stay home right now.
    Hope you’re on the mend xx

  3. We all have grotesque travelers’ tales to tell, I’m afraid. I like the word “chore” to describe travel nowadays. But the travails of the average airline passenger are nothing compared to getting sick far from home. OMG! And when the word “hospital” is involved, it all goes to another level. I am so glad someone picked you up at the airport in Cancun. Even tho’ it was supposed to be “happiness is a mother-daughter get-away” time, thank heavens you weren’t alone. Actually, if I got sick on a trip, DD would be one of the best people to have by my side. No matter how disappointing it was to miss all that cool stuff in NYC, focus on how wonderful it must have felt to get back to your home.

  4. “If I’m not near the one that I love,
    I love the one I’m near.”
    If you are not getting what you imagined, you will just have to embrace what you are getting. No doubt a challenge to find anything rewarding in some situations, but it’s there, something, keep an eye out, savor what you can. Don’t forget to let go of what you imagined.

  5. Every time I have had to travel since 9/11 I just wish I could beam myself up and be there, wherever my destination is. I think part of it is age, but a goodly amount is the stricter, and obviously necessary, security measures required to make sure we get there safely. Everything is just such a hassle that it sometimes seems one might as well revert back to taking a stage coach…then to be sick on top of that! What a disappointment. I think I’m the last one you should ask about handling such a situation. However, I must admit I usually figure if anything can go wrong, it will. When it does, you really just have to try to go with the flow I think. Hope you have a restorative Thanksgiving!

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