friday's confession: i'm saying eff the plan

Last week, I posted this confession on friday: I need a plan. I think this is something that resonated with a lot of you out there, since there are so many of us who are struggling with changing our lives, creating a path for ourselves and generally making our own way in this world.

I expected people to comment on this post, but I was not expecting this comment from the lovely Michelle:

Eff the plan. Get all the ideas out in a big brain dump and put 'em someplace safe. Then look at the list and see what calls out to you. What seems funnest? Easiest? Honor that Renaissance Soul lady! You can always switch gears whenever you want.

Can I please take a moment to tell you all how happy this made me?

Here's what I realized after posting last week and thinking all about the comments y'all left: It's okay to not have a "plan" because I can still get done all the things I want to do. I can naturally develop a plan even without spending days, weeks even, coming up with a schedule for myself.

Then the big light bulb that went off for me: Because there are so many things I want to do for myself, it might take a little longer to get them done since I'm collectively doing so much. And...wait for it...that's okay.

It's okay if it takes a while. I don't have to do it all right now. It's okay if it doesn't all happen immediately.


That's nice to hear, isn't it?