"I think I've discovered the secret of life- you just hang around until you get used to it."
~ Charles Schulz ~
The world is full of spinning tops and cross purposes and delays and distractions and deadlines, and, much as I may want to dictate my own terms, I nonetheless have to work within the system, which requires compromise and flexibility.
Consequently, I may not always get what I think I want. What I get is what I get, and how I interact with that unchangeable fact determines whether I am peaceful or pissed off.
In spite of my plans and fears and preconceptions, things have a way of working out.