Life is not about walking a straight line, I mean - you can.........but is that the best way to experience life? Probably not.
Part of being involved in this crazy, creative Industry - photography, advertising, editorial, publishing, marketing, etc - it's kind of always being ready for whatever is being thrown at you and not letting things really shake you.
So, a straight line is not normally how things work........it's more about ducking when something comes barreling at you unexpectedly, it's making a shoot work when the talent isn't exactly "into it", making a situation turn from disastrous to sensational and somehow finding a silver lining when things kind of look bleak.
Yes, this month seemed to me to be pretty bleak, but letting things stay that way really isn't an option. I need to (and possibly you too) need to pick myself up by my boot straps and get back on the horse and not be thrown by the unexpected. Make lemonade out of lemons......and step out of my expected comfort zone and see what is out there.
There are a bunch of people that I run into in daily life that do this all the time - you may be one of them and I feel like many of the photographers that I work with, tend to have that kind of approach to life. Deal with it and make it work. So don't expect to follow a straight line........jump in or jump off - find a different way of approaching things. It MAY just be refreshing.