Coping with Unexpected Challenges – Daily Quote


I thrive in organized and systematic environments. I consider efficiency, speed, and precision, the main indicators of the ultimate success and satisfaction of every endeavor I undertake. Having the proper tool for the job is paramount. As a planner, my first step before launching a project is a well-conceived plan. I gather my supplies before I set to work. When everything is ready, the conductor steps to his podium raises his baton, and the music swells.

That is how I orchestrate my life under normal circumstances, but embarking on a complete house remodel, has complicated my everyday routine. My possessions have been packed and stored, and I am displaced, needing to live off-site for the duration. Nothing is in its familiar, assigned space.

Kitchen gadgets, once taken for granted, are not accessible. Doing laundry depends on the laundromat’s machine availability and requires an unfamiliar process. Simple tasks that once required only muscle memory to accomplish, now demand attention, thought, and extra time. While I expected obstacles, I was unprepared for the difficulties associated with the easy stuff.

How do you cope with unexpected challenges?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

15 thoughts on “Coping with Unexpected Challenges – Daily Quote

  1. It’s true, remodels turn your world upside down. Same with traveling, LOL, trying to put socks in the same place, but can’t find them. Hey, how did you do with NaNoWriMo? I admit I was not a star performer, but I am glad that I tried. Sometimes we have so many “have to do’s” in life that while i enjoy writing, being part of a competition adds pressure rather than enjoyment… this makes my magical creativity go down the tube. GOOD LUCK with the remodel. The end result will be fabulous! Hang in there.

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    • Thank you, my friend. Yes, with traveling everything is an unknown. I know it is a short term annoyance, and I will love when the remodel is done, but is is very inconvenient at the moment.

      As you can imagine, a lot of my time was spent moving, and coordinating , and stressing over starting work. Still I managed to write 12k words. Not the 50k I was hoping for but not bad. It is always good to push, a little. Hope you have a brilliant week.

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  2. I have been in your position more times than I care to remember, and it was horrible. I am nothing if I cannot organise everything and know where everything is, so you have my sympathies.
    Life will become normal again and all this misery and aggravation will fade into a distant memory…

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