Sometimes Things Don’t Work Out As Planned

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2016.

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2016.

I was having some difficulties last week. Things just didn’t want to go my way. A program I had been using for years malfunctioned. There was a problem with one of my published eBooks. Even things in my personal life went wrong.

Every day brought a new snag in my happy-go-lucky world, making it not so happy-go-lucky at all. Click To Tweet

SSDD, as the saying goes.

And then Monday started out the same way. I was a little worried. I didn’t want a repeat of last week. I just didn’t think I could handle two weeks in a row of that stuff. I wanted this new week to go smoothly.

Putting everything out of my mind, I concentrated on tasks needing to be completed. I decided not to even think about the morning hours, or the week before, and got busy getting things done.

You know what? Nothing else went wrong that day, and it has been smooth sailing the last couple of days as well. Thank goodness! I made a little extra money, received a $10.00 coupon from Applebee’s, got a free cup of tea at Aroma Joe’s, and finished everything I’d planned to do.

Even though things have a way of going wrong, they also have a way of going right.

Hang in there through the tough times, and you'll be rewarded with good times. Click To Tweet

Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks? When you thought all was lost? Tell me about it in the comments, or email me personally at I always respond!

Shannon L. Buck

About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.