Next Stop…Recalculating

Next Stop…Recalculating

Have you ever typed an address into your GPS and later, in a moment of rebellion or perhaps whimsy, opted to go against the announced instructions for your next move? I bought one for my husband recently and was met by a word that has since become an inside joke and part of the Kuhn vernacular. It is symbolic of how the year has started here for our household. The GPS’s response to my defiance on the road?

 

“Recalculating…”

 

I chuckled the first few times I heard this (because yes, few means that I continued to go against its recommendations again and again since I actually knew where I was going and we were just testing it in the car and no, not because I’m an arrogant twit that believes I have all of the answers). The GPS was constantly being thrown a curve ball and forced to gather the new scenario and data before it, and recalculate the best next route. The thought struck me the third or maybe it was the fourth time I heard this phrase. That’s what we’re doing!

 

“Recalculating…”

 

I’m sure it’s happened to you before, too. You get all comfy and cozy with predictability and then, bam! No more of that. Sometimes we are forced to stop taking things for granted and compelled to gather ourselves  and plot a different path. So far, 2018 has definitely hurled some surprises our way regarding work, income and unplanned expenses. And through it all, we’ll be muddling through a range of emotions — some of them not always so pleasant and best kept expressed here at home, which might explain why local acquaintances among you haven’t seen much of me lately. Like the GPS though, we must learn to embrace the unexpected. I’m pretty certain we have our mantra for the new year. No more lessons necessary, 2018. Got it.

 

Thanks for reading. ~ Chris K.

 

 

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