Yesterday was one of those days where you wonder, "why did I get up this morning?" After getting support from a group to recruit volunteers for the Homecoming Parade, I found out via email that my meet and greet location had to cancel the room reservation due to "not hosting political events that promote a candidate." I have no problem with following rules, but when someone tells me that I have a confirmed reservation, I take that at face value and make my plans. Suddenly, everything I had worked for was in shambles.
Now at this point, some people would choose to quit, cancel the meet and greet, and go back to bed. And the truth is, I thought about it. Then I calmed down and called my team, who talked me off the wall and helped me to see this was a temporary set back. Also, the people at the previous location were upset regarding their role in the mix up and are making calls to find us a new location. We are now close to finding a new place to hold our event.
Yes, at first I was upset, but I found a way to work around the disappointment and get back on track. It's called overcoming adversity, and it's difficult, but it leads to growth and maybe something even better. Plan A doesn't always work, but Plan B might be even better! I am now looking forward to the challenges (not problems) of the next few days as we prepare for a parade and a meet and greet!
Have a wonderful day!