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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tomorrow, Tomorrow...

A personality test recently revealed to me that I like to live in the world of future plans.  I used to like calling it "always looking forward to the next stage" - you know, to make it seem like a positive thing.  I have always known this about myself, way before the personality test revelation.  For example, I have never, not once, finished using a planner until the very last day.  Usually, I get antsy about half way through and want to buy a new one.  Also, I always get excited about a new project only until the newness wears off.  Ok, this isn't always me, but it's often me.

I just love plans.  I like knowing things ahead of time.  I like to make lists (in case you haven't noticed).  I make lists for my lists.  And then I make lists about buying more notepaper for lists.

I feel as if my life is a huge connect-the-dots coloring page.  The problem is that I'm usually looking at the next dot, trying to finish the picture.  I'm always psyched about the next move, the next step, the next goal I get to meet.  I have the tendency to rush away today by making plans for tomorrow.

But right now, in this moment, I have to make a choice.  I have the cutest (ahem, manliest) husband sitting beside me, watching a musical on tv just to make me happy.  I now live in the greatest townhouse and can hardly remember the tiny one bedroom apartment we started in only a year and a half ago.  We have so many things to look forward to, but there is so much to treasure today.  I will never get this day back (and I don't mean that in a "let's save the world because time is running out" way).

There is so much that I'm excited about, but I don't want to forget that where we are at is all part of the process.  Tomorrow will come quickly enough for me.  Today is going to be the best day of my life.  We'll see about tomorrow, well, tomorrow.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Matthew 6:34


  1. You are such a lovely person, inside and out! I can get so caught up in what's coming next, that I sometimes miss out on the blessings that are here right now, as well. Thanks for sharing the gentle reminder with all of us planners :)

  2. I am the same way. If I go on a trip or plan a week, I have to know what we're doing ahead of time, it's just the organized person in me. To go somewhere without any plan is out of the ordinary!

  3. I am such a planner too, I have to have it all planned and my planner is just filled with notes and lists! This is a great post! Sometimes its so easy to just get wrapped up in the future!

  4. I do the exact same thing with my planners! My last MyAgenda had over 3 months left when I moved on to my current one. I absolutely love this post, it's so inspiring. I have such a tough time slowing down and enjoying the moment.

  5. these have been my thoughts exactly lately! take time to stop and smell the roses....and enjoy the little moments! :)

  6. I like to have a plan too. It's safe and comforting. God knows that too, I guess, and has blessed (although it doesn't feel like it sometimes) me with almost 2 years of not knowing what the heck is in front of me... ever. It's a very faith shaking and challenging trial to try and rely completely on Him. (and very hard to admit to people that "I have no plan, and no idea what's coming next")

  7. I love this. I'm most certainly NOT a planner, definitely to a fault.

  8. Oh, my goodness, I could have written this post. My Mom use to tell me that I came out of the womb a planner and list maker. I live by lists but I do think that folks like us are most productive. I have learned to "fly by the seat of my pants" just a tad since I've gotten older. But, it's still a stretch for me.

    Love, loved this post!


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