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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spontaneity Where Did You Go?

This is me to a T.
Hi, I'm Cheryl and I'm a Type A, Neurotic, Off Her Rocker, Crazy, psycho-scheduler.
If something is not written in pen in my Erin Condren Life Planner then it's not happening.
So sorry but it wasn't on Cher's calendar so its nonexistent.
I can not take unplanned events.
Its not pretty.
Usually when this happens I slowly start to freak out.
Meaning...panic starts to set in...."well what do you mean they will be here in an hour?" I didn't know anything about this, it wasn't on the calendar. They can't come, the house is a mess (meaning not perfect), I havent showered or put on my make up yet, I haven't napped yet either today. Well...I..."
You get the picture, I just ramble and don't let anyone say a word.
This is where hubs looks at me like I'm nuts and just sits there until I'm done.
With the look on his face, like, great here she goes again...

Then after the panic sets in my adrenaline pumps into high gear.
I am running around the house like a cartoon character on drugs.
Tidying everything up, sweating and swearing like that little old lady we all know.
Then I proceed to throw myself in the shower if time allows and plop one big fat squirt of soap on so I can
 lather my whole body in one go around, jump out and throw some clothes on.
Whew I am exhausted just thinking about all of this.

When the company actually gets to the house I enjoy them.
But boy getting me mentally ready for something I was unaware of just sucks for me.
Why can't I just be fun and spontaneous like I used to be.
Like the good 'ol college days.
I would just get up and go about the day with no plans/
Like oh hey, lets stay out to 6AM and pre game before we go bar hop all night, go to house parties, hit up some waffle house, play some ring of fire, and hang out.
Its like I turned into a mom and decided I was no fun.
If fun is not already planned out I don't want anything to do with it.
What is wrong with me?
Am I just growing up or am I just boring?

Please tell me the truth.
But I just hope you don't say I'm getting boring :)


Emily said...

I'm in my senior year of college and I am at that point where I'm losing spontaneity!! I feel like I have to keep to schedule to even fit the smallest things in! I don't know where mine went either. Heres to hoping we find it back ;)

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Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I think I'm a pretty good mixture of both. Sometimes I love to just go with it, no plans, no agenda, just do it. Other times I'm like you and need a minute by minute schedule or I feel like I'm going to self implode. On those days, I just drink more. ;)

Anonymous said...

OMG. I think I am your little sister sometimes. It's getting bad haha aka where wine comes in... love you :)

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Hey, planning doesn't equal boring! I am kinda the same way, I always freak out first and then am like "oh that was so fun!" after! I think it comes from having so much stuff that is completely out of my control most of the time so I try to plan and control what little I can! ha! Heaven knows the things I'm controlling are *NOT* my children (c:

natasha {schue love} said...

Yes, planning is important! You're a bit OCD...but so am I! So are ALL of us in this blog world! Natch! It's part of what makes us succeed and I don't see anything wrong with it! :)

Sarah @ Dandelion Chronicles said...

You sound just like me. I love spontaneity, as long as I know exactly what is happening and when... so I can be prepared for it. You are not alone!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Haha, cracks me up because I can relate. I have never been huge on spontaneous visitors, but once I am out, I am many times up for whatever... Don't worry, just give yourself permission to be you! :)