November 6, 2012


It's safe to say that between Radley and me, I'm the planner. Sure, part of it's because I'm just Type A about my schedule, but it's mostly because I enjoy the anticipation of something almost as much as the thing itself. A fun vacation? A big event? Random weekend plans? Whatever it is, I'm all about the countdown. (I've been known to create construction-paper countdown chains. The best.)

This weekend, though, I was reminded that there's nothing quite like spontaneity. Saturday turned into an adventure day — a simple hike along the coast became a long, steep trek followed by a trip to the farmer's market and a game of mini golf and a whole bunch of other random, wonderful things. I felt like I was a little kid, as if the day stretched out before us, drenched with possibility.

That's how it goes: You plan and you plan, and the second you just throw up your hands and let go, everything feels light and easy and exactly as it should be. Faith is a funny thing, isn't it?

(Photos: Tennessee Valley Trails | My Flickr)


Niken said... [Reply to comment]

the view is gorgeous!
i was so strict with list of things that should be done that sometimes i felt like i have no time left. but lucky there's always someone who reminds me about spontaneity. some things ended up great, and some might be messy. but i think about it now, all the journey was worth it ;)

just the way that you've described.

Magdalena said... [Reply to comment]

What a view! I am jealous of your gorgeous weather.

Marlen said... [Reply to comment]

oooo construction paper countdown chain, i'm intrigued. and your spontaneous adventure sounds perfect. i wish i had a view like that to hike and get lost in!

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

so true and your photos are beautiful!

Aprad said... [Reply to comment]

That's a beautiful place!! WOW!
And btw I'm a planner too. And yess! The antiicipation is sometimes more fun than the actual event..

+To Me It Matters+

Treasure Tromp said... [Reply to comment]

I find spontaneity difficult yet rewarding