Lately, I have been astounded at the power of adaptability. Planning has it’s place, undoubtedly, but my life over the past few months has really called for me to just be able to go with the flow. Interviews, job hunting, part-time work: all require broad vision and a willingness to journey where the work is, regardless of whether or not that’s where I pictured myself going. Living at home, having all kinds of people in and out with the accompanying noise of having all kinds of people in and out: flexibility and a very robust sense of humor.
Unexpected car repairs, layoffs, relationships, family needs, health issues. Really, life has made it abundantly clear that it doesn’t care what I planned on. So why not stop worrying about making plans in the first place, expect the bumps in the road, and enjoy life as it comes?
Upon reflection, there is only one area of my recent life where planning outweighs winging it: the purchase of toilet paper.