Is there some sort of award for doing this many Daily Prompts in a row? This has to be a record. Well, for me. I know there are some people out there who participate religiously and never miss one at all. Then there’s me who only does them when I’m actually inspired by them. Does that make me lazy? Probably. Do I care? Absolutely not.
All that being said, let’s get on to the prompt because…this ramble has run its course. PROMPT ME!
Well, it’s actually a mixture of both. I half-ass plan and then wing it from there. I learned a long time ago that no matter how meticulously you plan things will never go according to said plan. Something always goes wrong. Something always changes. Some unforeseen happenstance always, uh, happens.
A long time ago when I was young, spry, and idealistic I was promoted to my first supervisory job. As a 20-year old lad I was running my own department. I had so many ideas of how to improve it. So many things I wanted to do with it. I would lay awake in bed at night making a mental list of all the things I wanted to do the next day.
I’d wake up all excited and ready to go the next morning only to get to work and be given a completely different lists of tasks to complete that day while everything I wanted to do sat on the back-burner. But that was okay. I could do them the next day. Then the next day arrived and the same thing would happen. And then the next day. And the next. Soon I realized making plans was fruitless since they were always changed.
Life came to be that way, too. I don’t plan much in my life. When I do it’s a very rough plan because something always happens. Nothing ever happens the way I expect it to. Something unforeseen always comes up. For instance, when I was set to move a couple of weeks ago me and my youngest brother were going to move everything that was in storage to my new place on a Friday. Friday rolled around and his kids and wife ended up being sick and he couldn’t help. So I ended up moving my stuph alone that day. Which suuuuuuuuucked.
So, I don’t plan often and when I do it’s not a very detailed plan at all. Something always goes awry. Somehow a wrench always gets tossed into the plans I’ve constructed so I’ve learned when I have to plan to plan as little as possible and to be prepared to adapt for whatever curves life happens to throw that day. Sometimes I hit the curve. Sometimes I swing and miss. But at least I know the curve is coming.
So, it’s that time. Do you know what time it is?
Um, it’s always time for that, but the time I was referring to was…
Yay!!! The tables are now turned on you, dearest reader. Do you plan or just wing it? Or do you, like me, do a weird combination of the two? Inquiring minds would like to know.
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