She was only 18 and it felt like her world had been kicked out from under her. Stacey Abrams was getting her first taste of heartache: her boyfriend, Chad, told her he no longer wanted to go out with her.
But rather than wallowing in a pity fest, Stacey did something that helped put the break-up into perspective. She headed over to her college computer lab and spent the evening painstakingly mapping out the next 40 years of her life.
She put it all on a spreadsheet, all the things she planned to achieve without him – from studying law to making her mark in the world of politics and writing bestselling novels.