Monday, June 06, 2005

Making Plans

In the academic world, I got used to planning my life in 4/5 month chunks (Aug-Dec, Jan-May, May-Aug). Now I'm doing good if I plan more than a day or two ahead. At some level I like that. At other levels, I feel out of control--like my life is flipping past me and the days are whirring by faster than I can count. I mean--it's June already! My brother's birthday is 5 days away (as both parents reminded me on the phone tonight). Luckily, I've got tomorrow off work and had already planned to head to Columbia. Now I'm adding the used music/game/video store to my schedule.

But we are starting to make plans, and they're longer plans than I've ever made before (excepting the "plans" attached to various loans). We've got a real estate agent starting to look for land outside of town (with or without a house at this particular point). We're talking about our family--whether we want kids, and whether pregnancy or adoption would be best for us.

Ah well, my dog tells me I should get off the computer and go to bed. She knocked my arm off the keyboard and ran toward the bedroom door. She's got a point, and I've got a busy day tomorrow.

1 comment:

andy said...

I've been finding myself in a similar boat lately. I've always tended to be more of a "fly by the seat of your pants" person, but now I'm finding myself almost thirty and realizing that a forty-year mortgage will have me seventy years old before I've paid it off. The kids thing is really not an issue for us, but there's still a lot of stuff to think about and I've gotten too used to living in a college mentality even when I'm not in college. I always prided myself on the fact that if I really wanted to, there's nothing that would prevent me from picking up and moving to some other part of the country, or some other part of the world. Now that I'm starting to look at more permanent things like a house I find myself wondering just how secure I am with the choices I've made.

At any rate, good luck to you in your plan-making process! :)