I ever move through the world knowing in my heart that the images I need to make, the images that will speak to my soul, will be there - often in the most unexpected places.
When one moves through the landscape with great faith then one cannot ever be disappointed. Inclement weather, changes in itinerary, or unanticipated road blocks never impede the contemplative photographer who has, at the very core of their being, a profound faith that what they need will always manifest itself and wherever they are is exactly where they need to be.
Goal driven photographers are forever being disappointed. Rising early every morning to "catch" a spectacular sunrise, as if it is a creature to be trapped by stealth and cunning, can lead to sleepy and frustrated souls. Rise early by all means but for the pleasure of the early morning not with anticipation of any specific outcome.
There is nothing wrong with having plans as long as one remains flexible and free flowing. Have faith, my friend. You are already in the stream; lay back, relax, drift along with the current and see where it takes you!