Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I am a scheduler. I like to know exactly when and what is happening. The older I get, the more I realize how much I like/depend on my schedule. I get upset when my schedule gets changed, and when I'm running late, I get panicky. That's not to say I can't be flexible, I've been known to cut loose a few times, but it's not my favorite thing to do.

I'm a lot like my dad in that sense. He's always had a schedule. I remember in high school me and my friends used to tease him because whenever I wanted to go out, I had to hand him a detailed itinerary (not really, but when you're a teenager, it sure feels like it!) (also, now that I'm a parent, I know that what he was doing was just making sure I was safe. I'm pretty sure I WILL make my boys give me an itinerary!). I think he's a little worse than me when it comes to a schedule, but give me a few years to catch up to him...

In a lot of ways, this personality quirk has served me well. Since I work two jobs and take care of a family, this ensures that I set aside writing time for myself. On the other hand, since I don't like my schedule to get messed with, if someone wants to do something spontaneous, it freaks me out. I'll usually be OK after a while, but it's the initial shock I have to get over.

I'd like to tell you that this is something I'm going to work on in 2011, but it isn't. I like my rut, and I like my schedule. I'm hoping it will serve me even better this year so I can accomplish even more writing.

Do you have any quirks that others might scoff at but you really enjoy?


Tamara said...

Did I ever tell you about the time my sister chewed me out for baking her a birthcake on her birthday? She was generally in charge of meals, and I'd messed with her schedule. :-)

One person's quirks are another's endearing qualities!

Pembroke Sinclair said...

Tee hee hee! No! I'm pretty bad, but not THAT bad!