Not really. But I got your attention.
I have learned to say no over the years. I no longer step forward and volunteer myself simply because no one else wants the job. If I say I will do something, it's because I want to or I feel like it's something I should do. The tough part is when you feel like it's something you want to do or feel you should do but you just can't make it happen. Happens to me all the time.
And a friend of mine was writing about just that the other day. This is a blog you need to read. Because it's real. What happens when you find yourself living in Plan B? I'll tell you what. Plan B is a wonderful place to be. Plan B is beautiful.
How's your Plan B working out for you? And if you are one of the few that actually gets to live your Plan A, is it all it was cracked up to be? Or are you a hybrid, a Plan A via Plan B? Are you someone who got exactly what they wanted just not in the way you thought you would get it? Just wondering... because I spend a bunch of time wondering about those types of things.
My two cents... Passionately live the Plan B life that you didn't plan because it's so much better than your Plan A ever thought about being. You'll always remember the Plan A. You might always miss Plan A. Plan A was just a plan, and one definition of plan, according to Webster's is "a method for achieving an end". Plan A and Plan B or Plan C or D, if it comes to that for you, are all just a means to get us to the ultimate end of bringing glory to the King of Kings.
Although I can say no these days, I can't say no to a friend who has invited me to play along. And it's one of those FB things that you just can't help but chime in on. The iTunes Shuffle Game.
Here are the rules:
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write the song name down no matter how silly it sounds.
If someone says "you're okay" you say:
"Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite (and how)
How would you describe yourself?
"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas (I could have been a contender. Just ask me.)
What do you like in a girl/guy?
"Le Freak" by Chic (I'm not sure how Mr. Incredible will feel about this, although he would agree all his predecessors were a bit on the side of freakish. All in all, my favorite people across my life resemble this.)
How do you feel?
"Holiday" by Madonna (Amen. Can't get here soon enough)
What's your life's purpose?
"Gonna Make You Sweat" by C+C Music Factory
What's your motto?
"Unforgetful You" by Jars of Clay
What do your parents think of you?
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" by Baha Men
What do you think about very often?
"Another Nail in My Heart" by Squeeze
What do you think of your best friend?
"The Devil Is Bad" by W's (hilarity)
What's your life story?
"Heat of the Moment" by Asia
What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Only Time Will Tell" by Asia
What do you think when you see the person you like?
"Shout" by The Isley Brothers
What will you dance to at your wedding?
"YMCA" by The Village People (I think it actually was played. That, The Macarena, The Electric Slide, The Chicken Dance and Boot Scootin' Boogie. I had no control over the play list.)
What will they play at your funeral?
"I Melt With You" by Modern English (I was kind of hoping for "In the Presence of Jehovah" and "It Is Well" but I guess this could work...)
What is your passion in life?
"Little Man" by The OC Supertones
What is your biggest fear?
"Macarena" by Los Del Rio (This is like the Magic Eight Ball. I greatly fear line dancing.)
What is your biggest secret?
"Less Is More" by Reliant K
What do you want right now?
"Let's Go" by The Cars
What will you title this post as?
"Soldiers" by Out of Eden
Well, now that I am completely mortified that my song library appears, for the most part, to be nothing but a soundtrack of a 1991 Pike frat party I once attended, I think I should have said no.
I'm off for a sleepless night with 5th and 6th graders. And very bad weak coffee in the morning. All just a "don't-miss-this" part of Plan B. Try to control your jealousy.