Monday, October 04, 2010

all wound up


it has recently come to my attention that i need less details than other people. if i'm going somewhere, i have no real need to know where i'll be staying or how i'll be getting there.  i'm quite content to just have a general idea of what the agenda will be once i get there and a vague notion of the time things start. i can, in short, just wing it.

i am increasingly of the opinion that i'm in the minority on that one. some people (possibly even most people) have a deep need to have things confirmed and then reconfirmed again. and then to call to follow up on the confirmation. and maybe call back one more time to just reconfirm that it's confirmed and maybe to ask for one more mail confirming the confirmation.

you might imagine that all that confirming and reconfirming drives someone like me, with her vague notion of the details, completely friggin' bat shit crazy. and you would be right. 

relax people, they're just details. don't get so wound up. it'll all fall into place.

11 comments:

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Guess you and I could make great travel companions.
iving in the moment allows for greater possibities and less disappointments from anticipated results.

Will said...

No kidding ... when I'm around people who are planners I just fuzz out. Where's the thrill of discovery if your life is like a train schedule or tidal chart?

The perfect vacation is driving down the road with no particular place to go.

Jess said...

I am that person. I HAVE to know what to expect. My boyfriend, however, is like you and isn't much a planner - always asking me why it matters.

They are just details. I'm working on it :)

Char said...

in myers-briggs speak you're a "J" - Judger - just the facts. I'm the same way. Give me the task. Tell me where to start and where we're going. The middle I can't stand....it drives me insane. I can figure it out as I go along and if I need help, I can ask for it.

:)

stephanie said...

I need the details, mostly if someone is expecting something of me. and I don't trust other people to take care of their end, so I demand details to be hashed out before hand so I don't end up amazingly pissed off at them for not doing something. Sigh. It's not an easy way to be...but I find that I must be in order to survive.

Karen said...

I roll the same way you do... and I think it's a healthier way to "be".

mrs mediocrity said...

ha! i am so with you on this one...and my husband is so the opposite. I hate traveling with him, he drives me crazy.

ImplausibleYarn said...

I find details are highly overrated and lead to disappointment. Best not to decide too many of them on a regular basis.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Uh-oh, I'm a planner. But not a crazy "reconfirm it a bunch of times" planner-- just a "know I have a decent place to stay" kind of planner-- then I can wing it ;-)

LOVE the photo and it's beautiful colors.

Cheers, jj

Bee said...

I'm totally with you on this one. You should never travel with too much of an itinerary!

M said...

I've heard it said: "It is only an adventure if the outcome is uncertain!"

Yay for adventures!