No plans at this age, and no plans now!
My last blog entry talked about making plans. Anne and I like to sit in our den on Sunday nights awaiting the work week and talk about our “plans.” Sometimes it is just plans for the week. Those plans usually consist of riding our horses, working out and figuring out what night Josh and Paul will come over. Other times it is more long term, like planning trips for the summer or for the next year, but that is about as far as the plan making ever goes. I never make plans longer than a year. It is not that I sat down with myself at 21 and said “Self, I don’t think it is a good idea to make plans too far in advance.” It is just something that I have never really focused on. I was never the kid in middle school that automatically knew what they were going to “be” when they grew up. I am sure you remember that kid. Hell you may even be that kid. You know the one you went to school with that when they are 8 years old they said they were going to be neurosurgeon and now they are a neurosurgeon. Yeah, I always hated that kid. I never thought ahead. Hell, I am 30 and I STILL don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Neither one of us has ever sat down and said “When I am 35 I plan to be married, have two kids, have my own farm and five more horses.” We just don’t work that way. I know lots of people that do and I am completely amazed by them. It seems that their entire life is on some sort of cosmic schedule. I just sit back and watch them work. It is fascinating. There have been times when I wished I could be more that way but Iknow that I can’t. Anne had lunch today with a very dear friend of ours. She told Anne that is was good to have plans and goals but people are always evolving and changing and so will your plans. She said you can’t allow your plans for your life to define who you are. You can’t live your life around your plans, because things happen and those “plans or goals” may never come true. I thought that was very profound. There have been so many events and circumstances that have happened in my life that would have messed up so many “plans” if I had made them. So I am so glad that we just live day to day and not worry about making plans because I have NO IDEA what the future holds. What I do know is that all of my friends, family and animals seem to be healthy and happy so THAT makes THIS stormy nasty day a good day.