I have 4 kids and I've done a lot of traveling with them. So one would think I've got this whole vacation planning thing down to a science. But, I don't. In fact, that's my least favorite part. I don't want to read or even think about where I'm going until I'm on the plane going there. Which is obviously a problem. Because you can't afford not to plan when you're a traveling family of 6. Trust me, I know how exactly expensive screwing it up can be.
The truth is, planning of any kind is not my thing.
But, when you have a big family, organization is really important. I just don't naturally have that skill. I don't go to the supermarket with a list of dinners for the week. I need to know how I'm going to feel on that day and what the weather is going to be like. And how I feel is dependent on the weather. Obviously. Basically, all of my decisions are emotional. Really, how can one plan these things in advance? It doesn't even make sense to me.
It's not my fault, I was born this way.
Introverts are known to crave order and since I'm 100% certified organic introvert how can I be so disorganized? Because according to Myers-Briggs, I'm an INFJ, and while I thrive on structure in my outer world, my inner world is ruled by intuition and spontaneity. And naturally, you just can't plan either one of those, they just happen. So while I want to make things efficient for everyone, I find it excruciating to commit to things too far in advance. Cause who knows what the weather is going to be? And that's going to change everything. Obviously.
But, if I was a planner, the first thing on my agenda would be to schedule some alone time.
(PLEASE NOTE: I'll be taking a family vacation, so I'm planning to take a week off blogging.)