When Things Don't Go To Plan, Memories are Made

When things go wrong, remember not to worry… these moments often make the best memories (and stories for that matter!) 

Despite our best efforts, things don’t always go according to plan. Life has a habit of throwing us a few curve balls along the way and it’s up to us to deal with them in the best possible way. When everything goes pear-shaped, as it no doubt will every now and again, I’ve found that old cliche that one day you’ll look back and laugh at the situation is true 97.9% of the time. 

Just recently my friends and I were reminiscing about our travels and someone brought up the time we missed our flight from Las Vegas to New York. We had all been out till the early hours of the morning the night before and had slept through our alarm. While one of my friends burst out crying when she saw our plane take off without us on it, I couldn’t help but laugh. We had to wait 6 hours or so for the next flight and we ended up having a carpet picnic on the airport floor, swapping stories and eating our weight in chocolate. At the time, my friend thought our holiday had been wrecked, but in retrospect that missed flight was one of the highlights of the whole trip. 

Remember when things go according to plan, it's an expedition. Once things start going wrong -- it's an adventure!

Do you have a great memory of a time when things didn't go as expected?