I am one of those people who loves to use a physical planner to help keep my crazy life in order. At least once a day, I sit with my planner and look at all of the upcoming appointments and kids stuff I have going on and then I set my goals around that. I can usually envision everything happening exactly the way I plan them to and feel so ready for the week ahead. Well, we all know that life ends up happening and our plans can change in an instance. After the week I had with needing to catch up on rest, my daughter unexpectedly getting sick, things being rescheduled, and other things; I didn’t even get half of the tasks done that I had planned. Ugh! If you’re anything like me then you know that it really stinks when you don’t get things done the way you wanted when you wanted. It's frustrating and can cause discouragement. The past me would want me to throw a pity party for myself and complain to my husband about how I failed to follow through. But the new unhindered me realized that some things are just out of my control and shrugged it off and went about my day. It was cold and rainy as it has been a lot lately, so me and Babba just stayed home all day. She did a whole lot of watching TV and a little bit of reading. While I got the chance to catch up on emails and social media. I have to say, it makes such a huge difference when you can just be okay with plans changing and learn to make the best of it moving forward. I think that when we do that, it allows us to be more open to unexpected opportunities that may present themselves to be better than our original plans. And that was the lesson I learned today. Instead of feeling down on myself for not achieving my goals for the week, I stayed positive, and God blessed me through it. As I was catching up on emails I was encouraged by some of the messages I had received from readers who were blessed by my blog posts. I also got to respond and personally encourage other’s through their struggles which I was totally blessed to have the privilege to do. Then while I was catching up on social media stuff I connected with other bloggers and read some amazing and very informative posts that have inspired me and will contribute to the growth of my faith, my marriage, my parenting, and my blog. So though I didn’t accomplish the things that I felt I should have for the week, I actually had a very productive day and I learned a lot. The most important thing that I learned from this experience is that sometimes plans change but what matters most is how you adapt to the situation moving forward. Accept the moment for what it is, keep pushing through, and watch while the Lord opens doors to things that you weren’t expecting. As always, his plans are better! Stay blessed and unhindered!