Spontaneity

This weekend my stay in town plans fell apart so cue a “Well let’s go somewhere” kind of moment. Spontaneity, right? The original plan was to just pick a general direction, get in the car and go and just see what happens. Just a no stress, no destination trip. Sounds great right? I thought so! So, why then did I right away get on the computer and look up things to do in that general direction? Now instead of a go where the road takes us trip we have several destinations and hotel ideas. While we are both excited about where we ended up finding and the places that we are going to visit are places we have never been before, I am sad that I couldn’t just be spontaneous. So, the just get in and go trip has been put off to another weekend.

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This made me start thinking about spontaneity – I like to think of myself as a free spirit and think that I can just go with the flow but i am finding that I am also a planner. I like to have something to do and I like to be able to work toward a goal and have things figured out. So can I be both? I’ll just have to wait and see in a few weekend when I finally do just go on an unplanned adventure – those are supposed to be the best kind. Some of our greatest finds and moments have been when we just pulled off at a random stop for moment and ended up turning that moment into a day long adventure. However these are just moments of spontaneity within an already planned and structured trip – but I suppose that is a start.

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Now I don’t want to give off the impression that I am afraid of adventure, because for me it is the opposite – I am worried that I wont find enough adventure. What if I don’t find anything to do? What if the trip is boring?! I wonder Is there a way around this, does anyone have any tips for overcoming this sort of reservation?

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