Tuesday, May 24, 2011


It probably won't come as a shock to most people that I love to plan. It's a trait that comes from my dad and is one that I've adopted with a somewhat manic enthusiasm. At the end of my freshman year of college when I picked my major, I charted out all of my classes (pre-reqs, GEs, major electives, etc.) and credits for the rest of my college career. I also had alternate charts for scenarios including Study Abroad and getting a minor in Management (both of which I did). I love schedules of any kind. I like any excuse to make spreadsheets or add things to my calendar. I check my budgets daily on Mint.com. I get immense satisfaction from making lists. It is probably a great travesty that I have never pursued a career in event planning.

What I love more than anything is talking about my plans with other people. So here are a few things that are currently bringing me great enjoyment:

Making preparations for this year's Warrior Dash, including a 10-person cabin in the Poconos.

Researching every aspect of our trip to Peru, obviously.

Adding to a shared "Summer Bucket List" on Google Docs. As oppressively hot and humid as Summer is in the city, it's also REALLY fun.

Crafting my training schedule for the New York Marathon.

Bookmarking places to eat when Becca and Krissy come to town in July.

And my favorite hobby at the moment: checking and double-checking my flight itinerary for my trip home to California and seeing 3 days until departure in the little box.


  1. hey send me your NY summer to dos! if we're moving back i want to "to do" them too.

  2. I haven't gotten into trip planning, but I definitely inherited Dad's planning as I try to plan out everything in my life. It's such a thrill! :)

  3. i have found sometimes the actual planning of trips is more exciting to me than the actual trip. and...i am now officially a loser.

  4. Making my academic plan was a work of art. I seriously loved it. And I would look online at my... AIM? I forget the acronyms. And I would see what classes were taken care of for my major, see what ones I was currently enrolled in, and I LOVED seeing the ones I had to take still diminish. One of the things I miss most about college is syllabus day and putting everything into my calendar. So what I'm saying is, I am a planning dork.

  5. You are such a nerd. And I'm so thankful! There cant be more than one disheveled underachiever in the crew.

  6. I love a good plan/list/agenda too. Sounds like you've got some good things coming up!

  7. Wish I could be like that, but I'm totally opposite. I just go with the flow.



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