Life always surprise you. That's never an issue.
Of course, "in between" stories spook me. I mean, I know souls travel through memories before they see the light. Well, at least I believe them. Charlie St. Cloud on the other hand didn't spook me unlike Lovely Bones. It's heartbreaking to see the main protagonist, Charlie, hold on to his deal with his dead brother, Sam for five years. It took him that long before he move on. What's really amazing is, he found the courage to move on through Tess-- who happens to be a soul he saw and needs a rescue for being trapped in a cape.
He gave up sailing and his scholarship in Stanford because, instead, he worked in the cemetery for his brother. But as what Tess said, "At one point, we all have to move on." And that's what he exactly did, he took the courage to sail to Cape Flattery and there, he found Tess' body. Luckily, she's still alive. After they've both recovered, they decided to continue the race and sail around the world :)
"Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, and live by love though the stars walk backward" -- E.E. Cummings
It's all about taking chances. We shouldn't be afraid to grab one.