Thursday, January 20, 2011

Who Knew?

I find it interesting that at my age (I'm not ancient, but I'm no spring chicken, either) that I can still discover things about myself.

I really always thought I was pretty go-with-the-flow. I'm not very regimented, don't have many "routines." I generally take one day at a time. Or so I thought.

Turns out, I'm totally someone who dislikes spontaneity. Not someone who goes with the flow at all. I like plans. I like time to plan. I like to know, weeks ahead of time, what those plans are. So, when life throws a bit of a curve, what do I do? I freak out, that's what I do. I want details. I want answers. I want to be able to see into the future. I'm SO not a spontaneous kind of girl.

But, as the 12 steps programs say, acceptance is the first step of recovery, right? I really do want to be more spontaneous. The question is, can I change? Can I be more Zen about life's twists and turns?

I'll get back to you on that. But for now... Ohhhhmmm.

Are you a planner? Or more spontaneous?



  1. Definitely a planner. I like to know exactly what I'm doing, when I'm doing and what I'm eating that day! I even plan my dinner menus a week in advance....ugh! I do hate that about me, but if I don't~my day is messed up and I get cranky.

  2. I'm a planner. Even if I have nothing on my agenda, my day is planned.

  3. It doesn't surprise me that you're a planner, because Nina and Lucy are for sure!

    I'm a planner, too. Spontaneous things are nice sometimes, but I can't live that way all the time!

  4. NO,NO,NO not a planner! Boring for me. My husband wants to know where he's going to be in the hereafter and I don't care where I am tomorrow, I can deal with it. Probably comes as a result of being moved every 9 months to a new country, as the daughter of an AF B-52 pilot. Strangely though I AM a careful checker. I'm a pediatric neurosurgical nurse so I make sure I have every possible thing I might need for a safe and successful surgery.