When you are creating change and making things happen you have to appreciate every day and every opportunity. Solid plans instill confidence and security but the best plans leave room for a 98% change in the original plan. I certainly don't just travel around and take pictures and think everything will work out. One thing I've learned over the years is that photographers seem to only share the stuff that will impress their buddies or their clients. We didn't climb Mount Everest today, nor did we discover ancient tombs in China, but we did clean the pool while we took care of my parent's house while they are on vacation.