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Spontaneity for the Unspontaneous

I am a lazy, type A individual who doesn’t bode well with spontaneity. That doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but it’s possible. It’s literally my life.

If you believe in horoscopes, the fact that I’m a taurus should tell you plenty. If you don’t, I am the type of person who likes stability. I prefer a firm ground, a solid home, and a stable life. I find comfort in stability.

So, when life throws major curveballs at me, it really throws me off for many reasons that I won’t necessarily go into due to personal privacy.

When I am fully aware that my life is going to go through a major change, it makes me feel even worse. I know the inevitable is coming, so I tend to freeze. I don’t want to let go of what I have. I like what I have; it’s very difficult for me to let it go.

I am graduating college in May of 2019. That’s about two months away, give or take a few weeks. In other words, I’ve got an avalanche of change on the horizon, and I am a sitting duck scared sh*tless.

Accepting change is a big challenge I’ve set for myself for 2019, and to help that along, I’m going to do something different this month.

Each month, I create a small list of goals that I hope to accomplish. For March, one of my goals is to go on two spontaneous trips.

I am not a fan of spontaneous trips. I need at least some planning to go into it, especially when I go with others. However, this month, I really want to challenge myself to do something different with no warning.

So far, I’ve bought a ticket to a musical at my university. I’ll be interacting with people I’ve never interacted with before, because I’m not a theatre person very much, though I wish I was.

I’ve also got two trips planned outside of Connecticut. Both are related to Harry Potter, so I’m excited to check them out.

Though these are technically pre-planned, I am not preparing anything for any of them. I’m just going to go the day of and see what happens! I’m going to try to sneak one more spontaneous trip in before the month is through. One that’s really spontaneous that I didn’t have planned until that same day.

I don’t know how these will go. I’m hoping they bring me positive experiences with spontaneity, so when the avalanche hits, I’ll be a bit more prepared. I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on how this challenge goes for me.

If you’re like me and don’t like spontaneous things, I challenge you to try and take one spontaneous trip. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be a really great and memorable one.

Fairfarren, friend.

Fairfarren, Friends

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