Ah, the days are flying by! Scratch that, the weeks and MONTHS are flying by. According to our Macy's wedding registry, we have 99 days left until the big day - gulp!
Add to that the fact that this time of year we are super busy at work (as opposed to the rest of the year when it's slow...ha), so time just seems to speed by.
Today at work a coworker asked a few of us if we wanted to grab lunch. While this may seem like a normal thing, I take my lunch to work and rarely go out in an effort to eat healthy and save $$.
I passed with the stipulation that I'm up for it, but I just need advance notice. I know, I know, "really?!" you're thinking.
Anyway, it got me thinking about how we "Planner" types interact with the "Go with the Flow" types and vice versa. It's not easy.
I'll admit that most of my friends whom I easily interact with, are Type A planners. I really struggle with the go with the flow types. That being said, Pete is a go with the flow-er. And in our relationship, it works out perfectly. I NEED someone who will just say "hey, forget about all those stressors, obligations, etc, let's go get a beer or take a drive" on a random night.
But in my friendships, I find it much harder to find time to hang out with my 'go with the flow' friends. By the time they've decided when they want to do something, my schedule is full. Granted, I LOVE these people for who they are and the traits they have that I lack. Trust me, I wish I didn't take myself so seriously at times and didn't always. need. a. plan.
But I do. That's how I am. Planners, lists, schedules and solidified plans make me very happy. And yoga and weekends help me let go of control, if just for a little bit.
Speaking of which, I've really enjoyed NOT having a race plan to follow right now. Yes, I'm keeping up my mileage, strength training and stretching, but there's something to be said for just being able to do what ever damn exercise you please on a particular day.
I don't feel like I have to run just for the sake of it. I run because I want to or because I want to see the running group. Last night, Pete and I went on a 20 mile bike ride after work. It felt good to mix up the routine even if the legs were tired.
So tell me, are you a "Go with the Flow-er" or a "Type A Planner?" Have you found ways to work with friends/family/coworkers who are the opposite?