I don't think you necessarily have to have a plan to cope with difficulties in your life- even recurring ones. I think that if you practice a state of being that allows you to respond to new situations then you are better able to cope with any difficulty and not just any one particular one.
In some writing books they talk about having fully formed characters and how the plot flows from the character. A novel may become awkward or wooden if a writer has a certain goal and tries to force a character into a role that doesn't suit them. The plot can grow from seeing how a fully formed character reacts to the obstacles you throw at them or you can work the other way and determine what kind of character would react in the way you want them to. I think you would do it the second way, plan first, but I prefer the more organic approach.
Life is like that too, what you do comes from who you are and all the plans in the world won't change that until you change what's inside.
I was doing so well, rolling with it. Something bothered me about the approach I was being asked to take and I said to myself "Most people don't get to do their jobs how they think they should be done." Okay, good.
But then I get tired (why am I always so tired?) and every tiny needle prick becomes this big bucket of pain. My sister posted a 'why can't we all get along' type post that was obviously biased in favor of people who thing gay marriage should not be legalized. I appreciate the 'get along' sentiment but those little biased bits just grate on me. It's so close to being physical pain I'm not always sure I know the difference. Then the tiny work things- I write this long email and get a response which shows the person completely missed the point- and just want to crawl under my desk and hide from the world.
I want to return the favor and offer advice about getting your project off the ground, but I don't have the energy and I'm selfish. How's this: There's no such thing as failure, only feedback. Do it before anything else gets in the way yadda yadda yadda
7/14/2015 4:49:18 PM