Leigh Anne Tuohy for AARP: In Life, It’s Good to Have a Plan B

August 2nd, 2011


In Life, It’s Good to Have a Plan B

Posted on 08/2/2011 by Leigh Anne Tuohy

When life doesn’t go according to plan what do you do? Do you have a plan b, an alternate route to take? This week Sean and I mapped out the fall schedule, every weekend from now until Jan 1st! Michael’s Ravens games are every Sunday, with a few exceptions, SJ has football games on Friday night and then his basketball season starts first of November. Collins coaches an inner city cheerleading squad and she attends their games on Friday nights – we try to hit a few of those too. Plus we squeeze a few Ole Miss games in here and there. By mid October the Grizzlies start to play and Sean does their TV color commentary. It is enough to make your head spin and leaves little room for error.

The first delayed flight happens and the plan falls apart quicker than a house of cards. As I was fretting over this, I looked at poor Sean and said, “what will be plan b? Do we have one?” He replied in his serious voice, “Did Michael Jordan have a plan b when he got cut from his high school basketball team”? I said, “Get out, he got cut? He must have been so disappointed!” We learn so much in life from rejection and disappointment. To this day we tell our kids, “Life’s not fair.” This usually comes when they didn’t win a class election, or win the big game or get the job they wanted. However, each let down was a character builder and hopefully enriched their lives for the better.  Read More…