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No matter the scale of the action, there’s something beautiful about winging it and living your life unplanned.
In a time when everyone seems to have a plan, be it for the imminent weekend or five years down the track, it pays to occasionally ‘wing it’.
Sure, it’s uncertain and the idea of ‘not knowing’, understandably daunting, but as the years roll on and you reflect upon past doings, it’s often that unplanned action and not the standard one you’re glad you opted to act on. For it’s the sporadic that yields the stories – those great interactions or experiences that make up your memoirs and are filed away as “one for the grand kids”.
Or as one mystery writer who many thought was Mark Twain (it wasn’t) so aptly put it, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Spot on Anon. And it’s the action based off the unplanned that can be applied to all situations and scales, and goes to show the beauty found in the sporadic.
It might be the everyday and small – from leaving what’s for dinner dependent not on a recipe, but what’s already found in the fridge (when all else fails make frittata).
Or perhaps it’s the larger – you’ve packed up for a foreign country where you don’t speak the language to take a premature life sabbatical with a view to recalculating your response to the ingrained question launched upon us all by the career counsellor in secondary school, “What is it you want to do with your life?”
Living life unplanned doesn’t have to come in the form of a pseudo Eat Pray Love moment. It’s not a matter of throwing it all in, and responsibility away.
It can be about saying ‘yes’ more often, loosening up the holds, and leaving that section of the planner untouched – a weekend unfilled all with the intention of ‘just seeing what happens.’“Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!”― Jane Austen, Emma
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