Plan? What Plan?

“…the only thing that actually stays the same is that things are always changing.”

Penny, The Big Bang Theory (Season 12, Episode 23)

In life, there are few certainties. The only things we can be sure about are:

  1. We are all going to die (I know, morbid!)
  2. Change is the only constant

I was watching an episode of the Big Bang Theory, when the reality of this really hit me; if these are the only things we can guarantee in life, then that leaves us with so many unknowns. So, so, many unknowns that it’s mind boggling.

I mean, I wake up every morning. I have a rough checklist of what I want to do. But the way that the day actually unfolds is something I can’t control, and cannot possibly know. It could be a boringly ordinary day, or it could be the day I win the lotto, meet my future spouse, publish a book – the number of possibilities out there are limitless, ranging from the mundane to things beyond my wildest imaginations.

Case in point, our current pandemic would have seemed like something out of a sci-fi novel or apocalyptic movie only a couple of years ago – who would have thought we would be living it now?

Sometimes, the uncertainties of life can be a source of frustration – will I ever find another job? When can I get a dog?? Will house prices finally drop???

Sometimes, it’s something that makes me appreciate the good times.

Mostly though, it’s a thing that makes me marvel and wonder – because we don’t know what tomorrow can bring, then that means I can still dream and hope and work towards my goals. So much can change in a moment, right?