Today’s lesson on the education tour comes literally from the road. You can have a map and a plan but you’re not in control of everything. Circumstances change usually without any warning one minute you’re riding on perfectly smooth pavement with a wide shoulder and for no apparent reason the road changes to super rough and no shoulder and then just as quickly back to something nice. Or the road can just not be there, or under construction, or the bridge is out and you have to decide what to do with very little information and no good alternatives. I like this analogy for life. We are obligated to make our best plans but we also have to understand that all the planning doesn’t guarantee a perfectly smooth path through life. We have to have the tenacity to get through the unplanned circumstances and still enjoy the journey.