I haven’t done a Daily Post in a while and this one is particularly fitting since I’m planning a white water rafting/camping trip in May.
I will drop everything in a heartbeat and go somewhere. Example. Last year for my birthday, I decided to go to San Fransciso and the next day at the butt crack of dawn I was on a plane. However, during my flight and my layover I was planning, planning, planning my things to see and do list.
For some reason, I can drop everything and go but then I have to plan out every minute and if every minute is not accounted for I tend to have panic attacks.
A little off topic, but it’s the same principle when I go out of town. I’m going to use last Saturday as an example:
8:30 – Allergist
9:30 – Target
10:15 – Starbucks
10:30 – Mani & Pedi
12:30 – Whole Foods
1:30 – Giant for things I didn’t get at Whole Foods
2:30 – Headed home and if I were feeling particularly frisky I’d go to the bookstore instead.
That’s my schedule and I do not deviate from it. Ever. I’m calm and happy and a pleasure to be around.
Now there are times in which things happen and when they do (i.e. DC traffic, mother calling asking me to make another stop) I spiral into a tail spin and become the absolute opposite of calm, happy and a pleasure to be around. In a nutshell I become the Tazmanian Devil or as some people say, “I’m bat shit crazy.”
Basically the above schedule is how I plan my vacations. I have tried to just winging it and it’s always a FAIL. And this is one reason why I travel by myself. The other is I can’t stand to be on someone else’s schedule.