Spontaneity

"You can devise all of the plans in the world, but if you don't welcome spontaneity, you will just disappoint yourself." -Abigail Biddinger

It has been an absolute whirlwind for the past month or so. I feel like I have put the blog on the very back burner--still on my radar, but very low on the list. However, now that it is SUMMER, I hope I can get back into the swing of things. Today, though, I want to talk about how this planner girl abandoned her mental lists and plans and went here:

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On Saturday morning, I woke up to a text (and a phone call) inviting me to join my friend Ashlie and her family friends for a week of relaxation starting NOW. Initially, my practical, planned-out (and exhausted) brain waved off the idea.

I have a doctor's appointment later this week. I'm supposed to leave for Pittsburgh today. Tomorrow is Father's Day...

I fell asleep for a few more hours. Another call.

This time, the excitement for the beach, for an adventure, won out.

Appointments can be rescheduled. Plans can be rearranged. I can celebrate with Daddy when I get back...

And so, in a mad dash of anxious nerves and internal squealing, I haphazardly packed, showered, and navigated my way to the Delaware coast.

And man, was this vacation needed. With the end of the school year and all of these crazy confusing thoughts and emotions I've been trying to wrap my mind around, I needed to get away.

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There's something about the sea that brings clarity. And there's something about spontaneity that revives. While I only have a little more time left here, I can say that life is a bit clearer and refreshing than before.

"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!" -Jane Austen, Emma

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