Obsessive planning out the window

I am an obsessive planner in my personal and professional life. This is probably also considered type A control freak !

At work my agenda is perfectly organized. My meetings are planned out, I know what I need to do for when, who I need to talk to and what I need to prepare. I pride myself on being on time for deadlines, meetings and I am one of those people ” you can depend on”.

In my personal life, it is the same. Just ask my husband… the first thing I ask on Saturday morning, or when we go somewhere… ” What’s the plan ?”  I need to know where we are going, what we are doing, who we are doing it with, where and what we are eating. I will map out routes, check the weather, adjust timing if needed.

That is who I am. I function much better with structure, knowing what is coming up, what I need to anticipate bringing, making or seeing.


On vacation though, this behavior is forgotten. Thrown out the window. Abandoned.

  • I get up when I want
  • I eat what I want, when I want
  • I take naps
  • If I feel like going for a walk, I go
  • If I want to do Happy Hour, I do
  • If I don’t want to do dishes, I don’t
  • If we want to go visit something, we do
  • If I prefer to stay at home and read, then I do that
  • I don’t wear a watch
  • My smartphone is not attached to my hip


Boy does it feel good. And I don’t feel guilty !

It started off like this, and currently, vacation is looking like this :

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(Even if I admit, I have checked the weather and planned out my workouts…)


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Are you a planner or do you just go with the flow ?

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