Tool For Tuesday: Plan A, Plan B and Plan T

The lights are on in Glen Cove, yay! A nor’easter is expected tomorrow, boo! After Hurricane Sandy, another storm is the last thing needed.

But the Tool for Tuesday is this: have a plan A, a plan B (for back-up) and then Plan T for Taking Care of Yourself.

My friend, Joelle, has a boyfriend who’s unreliable. So whenever she makes a plan with him, she always has two extra back-up plans.  Plan B and Plan T. Nobody except those in your trusted inner circle needs to know what Plan T is…Choose your confidantes wisely. That plan T might save your life. It will certainly free you from resentment because you’re not depending on someone else to take care of you.

Tool for Tuesday: Make sure you’ve got a Plan T.


About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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2 Responses to Tool For Tuesday: Plan A, Plan B and Plan T

  1. Oh, Diana, this is a perfect post for today~ Election Day! Plan T (taking care of yourself) seems to be the go-to plan. I was getting groceries this morning, and two women (one for Romney, one for Obama, obvious by the colors and IDs they wore) were headed into the liquor store. They were laughing (kind of), comparing notes about whether to buy champagne for celebration, or something stronger to soothe the wounds. My guess is they’ll each buy some of both, just in case.
    Plan T.

    • dianabletter says:

      That’s a great story – at least they were courteous to one another. Yay for democracy! Nobody’s killing each other. We have a lot to be grateful for. Thanks for writing!

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