Now that my son is living his own life away from me,I can definitely be far more spontaneous, rather than the super planner I used to be!! Mind you,even when I was a full time mum,it couild be a real treat to do spontaneous things.I do not thin it is essential to plan every single thing in life,quite the opposite really!
I would like to be more spontaneous but my nature is to plan things - this is also partly as I still have a part time business and.... I generally like to keep busy so do quite a bit with friends - which has to be arranged as everyone
'has a life'
I'm usually more spontaneous, but I also like to have a basic plan of what I want to achieve, whether it's a day out in the city, a holiday or anything else. Without any plans at all, life can easily get very aimless and disorganised. As with anything in lide, balance is best.
I like to plan things in advance for the most part, but there are occasions when I feel like spontaneity would be more appropriate because that's when I feel like the adventurous side of me is screaming to get out.
I plan most things thoroughly. However on the weekends, we like to be spontaneous. We like to go out driving sometimes on a Sunday, and where we end up is really in the lap of the gods. Lets turn left here or go up this street. Where are we headed? It doesn't matter..... just be spontaneous. Often on the weekends we will wake up and decide to go visit friends as well or invite them to visit us. Sometimes we will go to the movies or go bushwalking...... however we feel on the day. So for us we plan as well as be spontaneous.
I took my daughters back packing around Bali, Lombok & Gili Air, with a friend & her teenage son, Jan '95. We were away for 3 weeks. The only thing we planned was to go to Ubud, from the airport. The rest of the holiday was very spontaneous! We'd just turned up at the home-stays & asked if they had a spare room! It was 1 of my best holidays I've on, (Not counting the cruises!) On the 4 hour ferry trip from Bali to Lombok, 2 girls who were also travelling around, asked if they could join up with us. They spent the last week with us. We'd spend 1 or 2 nights here & then there. 1 place only had 3 rooms, so we all fitted in very nicely! For the whole trip, each room was $3 with a banana pancake breakfast. Super! In 4 weeks my husband & I are going to Bali for a wedding. He's been trying to book accommodation for about 5 nights now. We're still looking! Too many people have now found out about...surfing in Bali, which is making it rather hard to book into places now!