The Back Up Plan

So tonight I was watching the movie “The Back Up Plan” cute movie. While I was watching, I was thinking of my own life, plans I made and plans that have worked out and plans that have had to change.

While some decisions have been first choice, many seem to have been “back up plans.” They are not things I would want to change, because they are the choices that have made me the person I am today. For example, I never really planned to buy a house by myself, however, I know that it is making me a stronger person. I would like to say it was making me a more independent woman, however, I think I have bought this house because of my independence. I don’t have or want to rely on anyone else. Does that make me selfish? Perhaps. Or maybe it just makes me scared to trust others.

While this is not my favorite movie, I did enjoy it, and it did make me think of all the decisions I have made and others that I still need to make. Do you have back up plans? If so, what are they?

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8 responses to “The Back Up Plan

  1. The movie was cute- wasn’t it? And J-Lo was so gorgeaous in it…. anyways, yes, one should have a back-up plan- especially in this day and age…. however, I seem to find I just keep living from day to day…. well, they do say to live in the moment. Good for you for buying your house!!

    • 🙂 Thanks for reading… I do believe it is good to live day to day as well. Living in the moment is harder than it sounds. So it is good for you. Most people either live in the past or the future, and never really pay attention to the moment.

  2. I haven’t seen that movie. I don’t think I have a “back up plan” for my life. If things get out of order and I lose a job or something terrible…I’m going to go hysterical! Just kidding – but it is something to consider…what if?

    • The movie is cute, it is all about the what if’s in life… she went with her back up plan and then met someone… it is something I could see happening in real life. The whole way the world turns changes everything. Reminds me of the song This by Darius Rucker… everything happens for a reason and leads us to that place we end up. I do wonder where each day is going to take me and is it leading me to “This”.
      Thanks for reading… and think about your back up plan. Hysterical just won’t cut it in the “real” world. Well maybe for a few minutes… but then we have to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get back into the crazy ride called life.

  3. I used to have back up plans for everything, because I didn’t trust my decision making. Now that I’m older, I do what feels right, without much of a back up plan. Life unravels based upon our choices. We chose the path in the forks in the road.

    • Mindy,
      I can understand not trusting ourselves. And I do believe that life unravels based on choices we make good and bad. 🙂 Right now my back up plan is for if and/or when I win the lottery… otherwise, I am sort of living where my choices take me. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  4. I loved that movie! I thought it was hilarious. Especially the part where the lady was having a baby in her livingroom. By far the funniest part of any movie I’ve ever seen! 🙂

  5. LOL… you are right, it was funny, and I think I would have been like J-LO and been trying to get out of there… and I think I would have walked out instead of staying. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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