Today I’m going to town to get Joseph a new phone to replace the one I washed with his jeans, take Cole to the doctor to help hurry up his poison ivy into the healing stage (poor kid has it everywhere: his face, his neck, his hands, his…you know), and buy a few things for the upcoming county fair. But I’m not sure which phone to get Joseph (No upgrade! I have unlimited internet with my plan that they don’t offer anymore!) I don’t have an appointment for the doctor, and I’m not sure what we all need for the fair.

I’ll get it done today, though. No worries.

Having a  laid-back personality, I wholeheartedly believe in going with how I feel. I plan, sure, but keep the plan loose enough to deal with any unforeseen situations. I know others have different ways of dealing with life, but I don’t want to have ulcers, thank you very much. And I will secretly despise someone when they freak out because they aren’t in control when something takes a left turn (or even just a curve!).

When planning Joseph’s surgery this June, I worked pretty hard to get everything in order, but I also knew that some things were out of my control or could never be predicted. And last-minute changes were okay.

Sometimes I have to get motivated and really nail down some plans, but that’s usually when things go awry and it was all for naught. As John Steinbeck said:

And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

I do believe that it’ll all work out, sometimes it’s good and sometimes it leaves us with an opportunity for something else. However, I am working on being a tad bit more pro-active and plan my day, my week, my month, my life with a little more direction. Just without the ulcer.