I'm posting this from my phone, so apologies for any mistakes! This post is a little anecdotal, but I promise it is somewhat related to writing.
I'm currently on holiday, and it's something I've been looking forward to for quite some time. However, there has been plenty which has gone wrong. The weather has been temperamental to say the least (I am on holiday in Britain after all), and I've managed to come down with an awful illness which has been really getting me down.
It's so disappointing when things don't turn out how you've planned. But this experience is simply a reminder that I can't predict nor guess at what the future will hold. That can apply for simple things, such as what my health will be like when I'm on holiday, or more serious things such as what the future will hold.
I do plan on being a published writer in the future. But there will be a lot of disappointment; a lot of rejection; a lot of things not turning out as planned. I can't say it isn't upsetting or that it never gets me down, because that simply isn't true. I am disappointed that I haven't been able to enjoy my holiday as much as possible because of the weather and being ill. But there isn't much I can do. I can only press on, and hope for the best. And that goes for my writing career too.
Have you had a disappointing, unexpected experience lately? I sincerely hope you haven't, but if you have, you know what they say: misery loves company!