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7.20.2006

Planning Ahead

I like to plan everything at least 12 years in advance. HA!

I had my wedding planned completely about three weeks after we were engaged. We were engaged for a year and a half.

I often write lists detailing the next day, right down to my wake up time and shower time.

I have actually sat down and planned menus for 6 weeks, complete with coordinating grocery lists.

Last night I was trying to plan Eddie's education when the boy cna't even walk on his own yet.

I think it's safe to say I have a planning problem.

What's really funny is that I never follow my plan to the tee. Life happens all the time and interrupts my plans. 98% of the time I am okay with that. Honest. Once in a while it irks me though.

I'd love to be one of those people who didn't have a plan, who just threw caution to the wind and said, "Okay let's really have some fun." I've done that a once or twice. Like the time I quit my good job and moved to NC with no job and lived with grandma. Or the time when I quit my really really good job to move to Wake Forest to attend seminary -- again, with no job or job prospects.

Fun times, I tell ya.

I guess it's not always bad to plan, nor is it always bad to throw caution to the wind. Everything in moderation, right? Unfortunately, I think right now my need for control is leading to excessive planning that really won't give me anymore control anyways.

One of my old profs used to say that control is an illusion. We think we have control when we are driving, but really the brakes could fail at any moment. (Hope you aren't travelling soon.)

There again though, if we REALLY trust God, the brakes can fail and we will KNOW we will be alright. Right?

2 Comments:

Blogger Carrie said...

I think planning is good. I wish I were better at it. I'm not a "throw caution to the wind" kinda girl, just can never seem to get my act together.

Oh well!

If you have some extra time feel free to plan my next six weeks worth of menus. :)

10:10 PM

 
Blogger Reformed Mama said...

maybe one day i will publish my 6 weeks worth of meals. do ya think i could charge for them? ha ha!

11:45 AM

 

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