Monday, July 14, 2014

Unplanned

Someone recently asked me how blogging fit into my daily life, and I responded with something like, "I WISH blogging fit into my daily life."

And you all know that's true, that for me blogging is mostly a way of staying in touch (though I love all my internet-only buddies here, too), and that I love staying in touch.

But also? I am just filled with gratitude for my life right now. Like, people ask how my weekend was, and I say, "busy," while rolling my eyes and almost out of breath, but the fact of the matter is, I choose my busy, because my life is filled to brimming with fun stuff and I don't want to miss out on any of it.

I've had this problem before; in college, I'd stay up late and get up early (sometimes), just because I didn't want to miss latenight conversations or shenanigans in the hallway of my dorm, and if I could get myself up in time, I didn't want to miss breakfast with a different group of amazing people.

For example, this weekend was the first in a long time that RI and I didn't have any plans — and we have a lot of heavily planned weekends coming up. In this unplanned weekend, I:

  • Went to a lecture on "The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
  • Visited with my parents and some old family friends
  • Went yardsaling
  • Hit the farmer's market
  • Took a nap
  • Started a new book (reading, not writing)
  • Watched a documentary
  • Had a date night out at our favorite Latin American restaurant
  • Played a new game
  • Set up a screen tent and a queen-sized airbed on the deck and fell asleep watching the fireflies (and woke up hearing birdsongs and the neighbor kid practicing violin)
  • Went to church and heard my dad preach a really excellent sermon on the child refugees
  • Took another nap
  • Had a spontaneous ice cream double date with some friends
  • Went to the supermarket
  • Played with my niece and nephew
  • Saw the very end of the World Cup final
  • Read with my niece and nephew
  • Had dinner with the family
I did not:
  • Go to bed as early as I planned
  • Get the laundry done
  • Do a little writing for work
  • Blog
...but I wouldn't have missed any of it. I mean, right?

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