I am a big planner. Usually I do it twice a year--once when everyone else does it, January 1 and once at the beginning of the school year, around the beginning of September.
This year, however, I got sidetracked. I was overwhelmed with writing projects--deadlines, copy edits, art fact sheets, etc.--and really didn't have the time or energy to think about where I wanted to go next. Honestly, I just wanted to wade through what I already had on my plate.
Then we (the Devoti family) had a few setbacks. Both of our dogs died this summer. We got a new dog that we adopted from a rescue organization. This dog had a lot of potential, but quite honestly needed to be in a home without kids while that potential was realized. He bit my son--badly. As in ambulance, five hours in the emergency room badly. We all survived, but it was a tad of an emotional setback as you can probably imagine.
Meanwhile, we were also dealing with not getting H1N1. My kids both have cystic fibrosis which makes them high high risk for the virus. A child in my son's class got the flu and we decided to pull both kids from school while waiting for the vaccine--which we thought would be soon. UH, no, it wasn't.
I've been homeschooling for about two months....
BUT....finally we got the vaccine, we got a new dog (a puppy), AND my book that I've been working on is being sent to Harlequin tomorrow! Let us all yell hallelujah. :)
And now I can think about planning again...maybe...because if this past few months taught me anything it's that you really can't plan life. Can you? ;-)
How about you? Are you a planner? Do you get comfort from your plan or when things get off track does it just upset you more?