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The Twilight Zone

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Daily Prompt: Comfort Zone.

What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?

“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

With all possible respect to Rod Sterling…

I like to do things.  I like to go out.  Have fun.  Enjoy the people I love and care about.  And if the planets align, I LOVE to just go out and do it!

I do not like to be the one making the plans.  Being to one to make the decisions for a group of people actually brings me great discomfort.  Maybe it speaks to my slight submissive qualities.  Who knows…

But, on the other hand, once plans have been made and if they have to be cancelled – Oh boy… While I like to think I am flexible enough to deal with it, I frequently have a hard time with it.  Particularly if I am really looking forward to it.

I guess I prefer to live my life in The Twilight Zone of planned spontaneity.  If such a thing exists.  And since we are journeying into the wonderous land of imagination, I am going to say it does.  Why?  Because it is my blog, and I can say what I want to…

When my ex-husband and I went on our 2 week honeymoon across country (previously mentioned in “Oh the Places I Won’t Go,”) we spent the entire trip like that.  We had certain dates when we had to be in certain places.  In between, we would open up the map and the AAA TourBooks, and see what was between point A and point B.  We saw some interesting sights!  The world’s largest road-runner, the town where Billy the Kid was finally apprehended amazing Anasazi ruins atop a mesa, and stayed at a former brothel in Sante Fe (which I have since learned are being converted into low-income apartments).  We loved that feeling of being able to just explore.

I wish life could be more like that.  Know where you have to get to, but enjoy the path in between.

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About Susan D.

Single mother of three. Teacher. Amateur Jewelry Designer. Singer. Hack writer. Trying to keep sane - as well as I can.

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  1. It feels as though you were writing my life!! Very scary. Please don’t ask me to plan the party!! If you tell me to make up the guest list, you’ll need to have a ballroom for the venue. I can’t stand leaving anyone out…I feel sad when I’m left out. I do like small groups, but have a hard time putting them together! Never expect me to be the greeter…I cannot gage timing..my brain doesn’t calculate it! But go on just about any kind of journey with me & you’ll see interesting side roads, places to eat(never at a chain), perhaps a beautiful garden, cute houses, etc. Once we stopped at an alligator farm, just because. I know now that my broad interests come at least in part from my late diagnosis of ADD, & I’m actually grateful for that, despite some of the difficulties that accompany it.

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