Sometimes, things in life in life don’t go according to plan. Twenty-seventeen for me was a year where things didn’t go according to plan or as well as l had hoped. Twenty-seventeen would be the year that l would learn something important. Just because things aren’t going according to plan doesn't mean it's the end of the world.
At the start of this year, an opportunity to have a steady job was ripped out of my hands. So l jumped at another opportunity that came my way. The opportunity to move out of the home and finally become somewhat independent. However, three weeks later I found myself back home, in my room due to unforeseen circumstances. I am not going to lie, for me, this was a major blow because I was only just starting to get settled in and finally embracing being independent like l always wanted.
The news, that I had no option but to move back home was unwanted and not welcomed with open arms. For days on end, l was upset but I realised something during that week l had to move back home. Despite my dramatic reaction to this unwelcomed news, it was not the end of the world nor a setback in regards to my goal of being independent. It was the time of realisation that things in life sometimes, don’t go to plan and when things don’t go according to plan it is what you do in those moments that matters. If things aren't going to plan in your life and it seems like things are, for everyone else. The chances are that things are probably not going according to plan for them either. Its just they don't talk about it. If things are not going according to plan its not the end of the world. It's not the end of the world. You're not alone.
I title this poem Plan, The black lines highlight a negative reaction to things not going according to plan. The pink lines represent someone trying to have a positive outlook on things not going according to plan.