December 12, 2007
Are You A Planner?
I never plan.
I don't like to set dates and dead lines for myself. I'm more of a take one day at a time kind of person. Set goals for a day, and accomplish them. Immediate plans, never too far ahead. For some reason people view my lack of planning as lack of organization. Which is not one and the same, I'm extremely organized. Everything is written down and documented.I never go anywhere without my little notebook. I never overbook myself or mix things up. I just simply don't like to plan too far ahead.
I hate plans because I learned the hard way things don't always go the way you want them to.
But I think I have taken my non planning ways to an extreme, for example, I never book my plane tickets ahead of time, which always leaves me in a frantic search. When traveling i list the places I want to see, but never actually commit by buying tickets and what not.
I hate using the Internet to get my work done, I don't like booking tickets online, shopping online, renting cars, or whatever else. I just prefer talking to an actual person than a machine.
My friends and I want to travel together at the end of our Christmas break sometime in January, we want to go off to an island, somewhere warm, where winter hasn't kicked the sun out.
Nouf is demanding to go to a travel agent ASAP (since i refuse to book online) and plan everything from the Minuit we land, till we take off. Including paying for everything before hand, and its making me queasy. Yes actually physically queasy.
For some reason whenever I plan for something, things never go the way I want them to. Plus I don't like things defined, I like that vagueness, that whole my future is an open field, i can do whatever I want.
My friends all have planned the rest of there life out. By the time they are 25 - 30 and so on. The timeline of their life is so set, so clear I feel there's no room for adventure or imagination!!
Don't mistake my lack of plans as lack of goals. I have goals, lots of them, I just don't set a deadline to them.
Do you want to continue your studies ?
right after your done?
I don't know, let me finish and see where I go from there.
How about you?
Are you a planner?