There’s this saying that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Truer words have never been spoken. That’s what this post is about- making a conscious decision to be a better me. Planning to be a better me.
My problem is that in the summer, I don’t have a set time to be anywhere. I am on my own schedule. That can be a dangerous thing for me since I have to have structure. I’ve only been out of work for two weeks now, but already I can feel the depression coming over me like it does every summer.
Me. I have to have a plan for the day/week/month/year or else, like most people, I get sidetracked so fast it’ll make your head spin. I have resolved to stave off this depression by keeping busy doing productive stuff for the summer. This morning I discovered an opportunity to be a volunteer for an adult literacy program. Incidentally, I discovered that I really wanted to be a teacher 10 years ago when I was a tutor for the World Literacy Crusade. Funny how things come full circle.
We never know how this life is going to turn out, but we can try to help it along. We can start each day anew with a great plan or we can do like I used to do every summer and just waste it away without a plan.
What’s your plan for this summer? Something productive I hope!