Is anyone else a planner like me? I like to have my life planned out, from this summer to graduation to my future family. I know that things won't go my way, I like to know where I'm headed and work towards that goal.
On the day to day basis, I love spontaneity. If I have time, I love randomly eating out with good friends or going on a random adventure with random people. It's fun. But beyond that, I like to know what I'll be doing a month, a year, five years from now.
Lately I've been thinking a lot about why I plan so much. Did something traumatic happen to me as a child to make me so set on my life? Is that just my personality? I'm one of few college students who know almost exactly what they want out of life and what they want to do with it. Why is that the case?
It's good to plan... until it doesn't work out.
After a series of events that have been happening in my life, it is a sure thing that I don't know what I will be doing this summer or even next school year, and it kills me. I always feel the need to know.
When I get disappointed in something or get into an argument with my boyfriend, it can all trace back to high expectations on my part.
One thing that I've learned among all of this: calm down.
When I say "calm down," I mean stop freaking out. And I'm mostly saying this for myself. When we walk into certain situations without overthinking everything, that's when good things happen. We are at ease with ourselves and the situations around us.
It's good to have a plan, actually, it's great! Just remember to calm down a bit and stay grounded on the fact that things almost never go as we expect it to.
A Bible verse that I recently came across that I hadn't seen in a while reminded me of this:
"We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." -Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)I'm still trying to figure this all out, but I'm working on it! If you have any tips on dealing with the balance of planning things out and dealing with disappointment/failed plans, I would appreciate the encouragement [: