Nikki is like a lot of us.  She’s taking control of her life.

Bob is like a lot of us.  He’s given up trying to control what can’t be controlled.

While I believe Nikki is new to trying to this organized and specified life, she seems to have embraced it.

Bob embraces the sort of philosophy that fosters calm during a storm.  If you don’t mind storms because you can’t control the weather, then there’s not a lot of frustration when life isn’t what you wrote down last month.