Posts Tagged ‘Spontaneity’


In Conciousness on May 16, 2011 at 5:34 am

“Plan and follow.” This used to be my life motto for quiet some time. I always liked to plan things out in my hand whether they be short-term or long-term plans. When I was little, I said them out loud to my mom and as I entered high school, I organized them into a words document. It gave me a sense of… relief, knowing that as long as I follow the items on my plan I will be fine.

But as I grew up, especially during my past two years of high school, I realized that things don’t turn out exactly the way you planned. Things that you desperately wished for may not come into your hands or things totally unexpected may strike or welcome you. The first couple of times this happened to me, I was utterly stunned and completely stumped. The pieces of the puzzle I called my plan were scrambled, thrown apart, and I didn’t know how to start again.

But as clichéd as this may sound, what I didn’t realize is that life is full of surprises. Life isn’t just that easy and you never know what’s in store for you in the future. There are unexpected twists and turns that throw you off track and yes, your plan will be obliterated and you may be lost, but you must start again. Everyone goes through this but how you react to it is what makes all the difference.
So that is what I have learned to do. When something doesn’t go that way I thought or planned, I simply scratch those plans off my life and make new ones. My plans always change by the situation and don’t seem like plans anymore. I consider them more as… a stream of consciousness.

Now I live by a new motto: “Do whatever you feel like doing at the moment.” It’s better to just let fate take me wherever whenever instead of living by a plan that may change any moment.