“The measure of success is in how you deal with disappointment.” I chose to get a bit drunk (mostly because of a serious case of claustrophobia, rather than a “the world is screwing me” mentality) and befriend an elderly lady who I gave my extra headset to. She is travelling to France, Germany and Belgium. She waited for me from the bathroom and is also from Toronto. Added to a 4 day long process of travel issues and derailments, I have come to terms, this is how this trip is… A consistent string of unplanned life lessons.. “Everything will be alright in the end, and if it is not alright; then it is not yet the end”- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel aka. my onboard flight movie. This is my trip; a series of disappointments that I will chose to make the best of. I wanted to be out of my comfort zone and this is most certainly it! This is my silver lining.