I have this statement engraved on my PM coffee mug and it is the title of one of the songs on my next album. It’s what I say these days when a sweet day turns a little sour, when a blue sky turns to gray, when I misplace my keys, or the dog doesn’t make it outside in time…you get the drill.
It’s all about managing your expectations and not getting too disappointed when things take a wrong turn. It’s accepting that perfect doesn’t exist so let’s aim for near perfect and roll with the punches life sends our way.
I first became familiar with the concept as a young man out on my own for the first time. I was 19 and camping in a park in Long Beach California, the first part of January. As a naive young buck from New Brunswick I had some idealic thought of living on the beach for the winter before making my way home. Within 2 days I got a visit from a couple of State Troopers threatening to arrest me for some trumped up charge if I didn’t make my way out of there pronto. That’s the first significant “There’s always somethin’ I recall. It was followed by running out of money, picking rocks in the desert for 3 months to make some money, blowing the engine in my car on the way back home and after 1 year away and travelling 10,000 miles getting pulled over minutes from my home town for having too loud a muffler.
Here’s a list of 5 recent “There’s always somethin’s”
At the end of the day progress relies on your ability to duck and weave. To understand more about ducking and weaving watch this educational video on the subject 🙂