Forward Planning

Anyone else out there a planning nazi? I know I am, having discovered this earlier while talking to The Boy about our mutual inability to make effective plans.

I realised, actually, I make pretty good plans. Quite often they don’t happen, or they change halfway through, or before they’ve even started, but who cares? Plans don’t have to be adhered to, but it’s nice to have a general idea of the way your life is going.

On a large scale like MY WORKING CAREER I have no plans, but that’s not through lack of trying. It’s just that I don’t really have a clue what I want to do, and even if I do, it’s violently different from what I wanted a year ago. I make plans, like my plan to do work experience in the summer. And I then follow through with those plans, which is why I am doing work experience in the summer. But I have no idea if this plan is going to get me anywhere. Though it has to get me somewhere, I’m just not sure of the endpoint yet.

In terms of the rest of my life, I love plans. Sure, they can change, and that’s nice as well, but it’s nice to start by saying,
‘I was planning on doing this. Can we work around it?’
because then life has a nice and satisfying framework. Plans mean that life is more organised, and organisation is soothing because chance gets a lot less of a look-in.

Having said all of that, I’m only a fan of BIG PLANS. Like what to do during holidays, or where to live, or in general what I am doing at the weekend. This weekend for example, my plan is to go to Rabat. Not planning anything for while I’m there though, because it’s those small fun moments in the middle of BIG PLANS which are the best moments. You can’t have them without the BIG PLANS but they’re not constricted by them either.

And that is why I like plans.
And also unplanned events, like this


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