Have you ever found yourself going in circles in life? Literally! Like, you had a plan, thought it through, wrote it down, spoke to a trusted friend about it, wrote it again to reaffirm what was about to happen and executed that plan. Suddenly, you found yourself back where you once sat to write out your plan. Let me be real with you; it is annoying, frustrating, and discouraging. However, no matter how frustrating it gets, let me tell you a secret on how I’ve learned to be less susceptible to the problems of life.
Being that I am a firm believer in God, I must say that God has a good sense of humor. And although it may not be as funny to us at the moment, it’s fair to say that He saw that coming. He knew we would have taken our precious time to find a way to come up with a solution that we thought in your human mind would be a good idea. But, let me try to be as transparent as possible with my story when it comes to a failed plan.
Starting in late December, I graduated with my associate’s degree, got accepted into FIU, and moved in with my grandmother. Boy, it was a peaceful 2 1/2 months living there. Yes, you read it correctly. Only 2 1/2 months. Confused yet? Well, While living there, I knew that I couldn’t stay long because there were measures that had to be taken for me to live there without having any issues with the landlord. At the time, I was sure that staying with my grandma until April was not long at all. Unfortunately, I fooled myself when the landlord asked, and I decided to be honest. (P.S. Know your rights when people speak to you lol.) Anyway, after having to move out of my grandma’s house, I was prepared for that to happen. I was discouraged because I thought I formed a great plan.
I remember picking up all my stuff from her house and parking my car somewhere to cry. I told God: ”Lord why do you keep trying me when I have a plan.” On that night I didn’t know where to go…well, I did, but going back home was not where I wanted to be. I was officially stuck. I made phone calls to see where to stay and I kept getting the runaround. Finally, I stayed at a close friends house and reevaluated my life. I asked myself: ”Princess, what the heck are you doing?… Just go back home.” I swear. Deep, deep, deep, deep inside of me I wanted to, but my pride took over me. Finally, I called my cousin because I needed someone to counsel me that night. Although I was not as receptive to her answer, she told me: ”Princess, you need to go home it’s cheaper and better for you.” It aggravated me to hear this because in my mind she had given me the wrong answer. After getting off the phone with my cousin, I called my brother for a second opinion. As I was speaking to him, he then said: “Princess, I know you do not want to go back home… But, home is the better option.” After getting off the phone with him, I found myself laughing. I laughed because I knew that I needed to go home, I knew I had to transfer my job closer to home again, and I laughed because I knew that now my gas tank would be crying because I lived an hour away from school. You see, some would come to there conclusion that my life sucks. But, it more than just sucks it’s funny.
So, what’s the secret to how I solved one of the many problems in my life? Well, I learned to laugh more! I could have chosen to cry, complain, or even find someone to blame. But, who would that be benefiting? Certainly not me. Sometimes in life, you have to remind yourself of this quote: ”when at first you don’t succeed, try again.” So what your plan did not work out the first time! Laugh it out, and try it again. I promise it’s not the end for you. On that note, cheers to life and the many funny stories that will come with it.