I am a planner down to the core. I love having a plan and knowing what to expect, but as you all know, life doesn't always go by YOUR plan. And of course when that happens, I am always let down and disappointed. I don't know why I do that to myself - I know everything isn't ALWAYS going to go my way, but somehow I expect it to. (Is my Type A personality showing through the screen yet?)
But here's the thing, I always have the best time when the hubby and I do something spur-of-the-moment. All of a sudden I'm carefree, I don't worry, I don't get my hopes up (because I had nothing planned), and I can completely enjoy the moment.
So you ask, why do I not do this more often? Because I'm a Type A planner, of course! I already told you that!
The other night I did let go, and we had a little impromptu date. (I even had dinner planned but said "forget you, we're going out!") And do you know what? I enjoyed every bit of it and am starting to crave some more impromptu moments in my life. Who knows what I'll do next. I'm changing my ways. Ha!
Are you a planner or free spirit? I dream of being a free spirit and just going with the flow, but it's just not in my nature. (Don't get me wrong - I'm not a complete stick in the mud and can enjoy myself. It's just my mind gets caught up in making plans all the time.)