NaBloPoMo – Planning

Tina and I sat down tonight and started a “family calendar.”

On a slow and boring month, we are constantly on the go. Imagine how challenging the holiday season is. At this moment we have actually managed to keep Thanksgiving weekend (4 day weekend) free from plans. I’m really hoping we are able to keep it that way.

Organization is something that doesn’t come naturally to either of us. So sitting down with a calendar is sort of a big deal for us. We both tend to be spontaneous and we both go a little overboard when it comes to activities.

People frequently tell us they are amazed at how busy we seem to stay. Due to that comment I’ve put a lot of thought into our constant movement. I have come to realize I am unwilling to miss out on opportunities. Whether it is a friend’s party, a trip out of town or a chance to eat at a new restaurant….I’m there.

My Dad died young (age 53). His death was sudden and unexpected. One of the things I remember him talking about during the last few years of his life was how much he was looking forward to retirement. He didn’t make it to retirement. I realized at that time that I couldn’t wait for life to happen later. I chose to live my disorganized and haphazard life with a smile on my face and joy in my heart. I haven’t worked very hard to save for a future…instead I’ve chosen to live in the moment. Its true I may regret that choice one day…then again….maybe I won’t!

6 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo – Planning

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I am in that boat now. Trying to wonder if living now is better than holding out for later. Tough call. Still in the scheduling stage! Haha!

    1. treerabold Post author

      I think we all have to decide for ourselves which path to choose.
      And I do have a retirement savings…it’s just not my priority 😉
      Still scheduling!! I like it 🙂

  2. Sue

    I’m with you both. We tend to live in the moment as well. We have 401K’s and a small amount of savings but mostly we infuse back into the economy!

  3. joannesisco

    There are no guarantees in life and I can’t begin to tell you how often I’ve witnessed friends and co-workers living for a tomorrow that never came. It breaks my heart every time and makes me even more determined to embrace life everyday.

    I’m with you Tree. We have to dance and sing while we can.


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