I’m a planner. A list maker. A calendar creator.
I love nothing more than putting things on a list… and the satisfaction of my fat Sharpie crossing them off. True confession: I may have put things on a list to cross them off because I did them that day!
I have lists at work. I have lists at home. I make lists for others. I share my lists.
I love a good plan.
I’m really not sure when this started, but I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t a planner. It calms me. It provides me a road map of where I’m going, what I need to do, and the satisfaction of getting it all done.
I work VERY hard on not putting my love of lists and plans onto others. I know not everyone works this way. I know that people appreciate when I create a schedule or plan or list for us when it suits all our purposes. But I also know that many don’t always want a plan and that’s ok too.
In this moment, in our world, in our country, and in my little town and school… everyone seems to be making plans. Countries are making plans. States are making plans. Towns and cities, they have them too!
I know that our district is making plans, but the feeling of not knowing what the plans are or if they will be enacted is incredibly challenging for me. Everything is changing at a moment’s notice. This is a challenging time for a planner like me.