if bad timing doesn’t exist, what is good timing?

Recently I have seen this post going around that says something along the lines of there being no such thing as bad timing, because if two people were meant to be together, the timing would be right no matter what, or timing wouldn’t matter, or something like that. Okay, I actually just really, really butchered that but I feel like you still get what I was trying to say.

The first time I saw this, it really got me thinking. If you read my post falling for you back-up plan, you would have a glimpse into a situation that didn’t work out the way I planned, which I have continuously blamed for the timing being wrong. I think that this is something a lot of people frequently resort to when relationships do not work out. “We weren’t on the same page” “The timing was off”

Is it possible that bad timing doesn’t really exist? Are we willing to accept that maybe we really just weren’t meant to in these relationships any longer?

I, for one, can tell you I am not yet ready to admit that maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. I would happily sit here and continue to tell you that I think that timing really is everything and that if the timing is wrong, there is not much else you can do.

Since this quote – you know the one I completely butchered above – suggests that there is no such thing as bad timing, there must be something that can be considered good timing. I would have to disagree and here is why.

The timing is never going to be right.
Everything in life is about taking risks. Starting a new job, attending college, moving away, buying a house, getting into a relationship, or getting out of one, having a child, etc., etc. There is always going to be a reason why you should stay at the job you have – maybe you’re up for a new promotion. Or there is going to be a reason why not to get into a new relationship – maybe he lives 2 hours away. I mean no matter what timing will never be 100% on your side.

We have to be confident enough that the decisions we make are more in our favor than they are not. Sometimes that will put us in a position where we end up with the world in our hands, and other times not so much. But life provides us plenty of learning experiences so the next time the same situation approaches us we will hopefully make the decision that leaves us with a more desirable outcome.

As far as timing in relationships goes – I do not think there really is ever a good time. I think that bad timing definitely exists because there are relationships I’ve been in that didn’t work out where I was left thinking “if only the timing was different.” Does that mean we just weren’t meant to be? Maybe. But I’m still rooting for one guy to come back around and give me another chance so I will still be blaming timing – for now.


What do you think? Is there good or bad timing? Or was the situation just not meant to be? I’d love to hear what you think!

With love from my city to yours,


via Daily Prompt

10 thoughts on “if bad timing doesn’t exist, what is good timing?

  1. It depends on how you define bad timing. I used this expression a lot when it came to different things, relationships too. I usually relate it to my being ready to accept different things into my life. I met the perfect guy when I was really young (18) we have been together off and on until we were 21, thing got serious but I wasn’t ready, I didn’t want serious. Had I met him later in life? we would probably be together. bad timing? maybe. but we are both very happy in different places with different people. If anything I don’t believe in “meant to be”. For me it’s the mix of really wanting to be present for this stage in your life, and meeting the right person at the right stage in your life. When I was ready I met my guy, knew I was going to be married to him 2 weeks in. we were married 11 months later…
    sorry for the long comment, I have a LOT to say about this:)

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  2. This really got me thinking now! I’ve always used that phrase ‘The timing wasn’t right.’ Now I’m wondering if that’s the case? Think of all the times something happened to you and you weren’t ready for it, like it wasn’t on your time but it happened anyways. Maybe our timing just wasn’t right? Now the wheels are turning in my head! Thanks for getting me thinking this morning 🙂

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    1. I believe that there is such thing as bad timing but maybe it’s just because I’m more of a hopeless romantic than I’d like to admit and believe that you can meet the right person at the right time! Thank you for reading & for your comment!! x


  3. No matter what you’re planning in life, right timing doesn’t exist because there’s always that one thing that isn’t working perfectly at that moment.

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  4. I absolutely love this post, I think it’s compwltely correct that the timing will never be right! My boyfriend and I started going out a few months before I moved to another country for university, but we’ve made it work

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