A plan to have no plan (What do you mean you have NO plans?!)
Whilst proclaiming I have bought a one-way flight to another continent, I have been inundated with the same questions. How long are you going for? Will you work? Will you volunteer? Who are you travelling with?
… What are your PLANS??!!
This is has got me thinking, why are we obsessed with having a ‘plan’? In life, we very seldom just set off and see where the universe takes us. Instead we make ‘plans’ which often results in us madly pushing ourselves down the wrong path. If we don’t have some sort of a ‘plan’ we can appear to have a lack of focus and drive or inherently be lost. These traits are considered negative and are often frowned upon.
Unfortunately the time in which a life decision needs to be made, does not always coincide with the time you are ready to make such a choice. The biggest example that comes to mind is when you are finishing high school and are supposed to know at the tender age of 17 what you want to do with your life. Will you go to University? What will you study? In fact, you probably needed to be sure of your path earlier on to ensure you studied the prerequisite subjects to get into your chosen degree. At a time where you have very limited life experience you are supposed to start making the decisions which can ultimately affect the rest of your life. This whole idea of needing to know your ‘plan’ is in my opinion utter madness. We are society preoccupied with trying to be in control of life, instead of allowing life to inspire our direction.
“We are a society preoccupied with trying to be in control of life, instead of allowing life to inspire our direction”
At this point in my life, I am at a crossroads. I can no longer live in the country I wish to live in and I do not want to live in the country I am a citizen of. And for the first time, I am choosing the road less travelled. I am allowing life to guide me to the next city I will reside. For I accept that I am not ready or even willing to make the choice myself. I am getting onto a one-way flight to South America a continent I adore, completely open to every experience. I have made the plan, to have absolutely no plans what-so-ever and trust that I will end up exactly where I am meant to. To say I feel liberated, would be a blatant understatement!
I am strong believer in happiness and passion as your main motivation in life. Find your passion and the rest will follow. So now I am posing the question to you … is there some aspect of your life that could be lived with more passion and happiness? Do you love your job? Are you with the right partner? Do you have dreams that you continue to postpone? When was the last time you had a decent holiday? Are you living your life to its fullest potential?
If like me, you didn’t like your answer to those questions. I encourage you to make a change. Take a leap of faith and do something for no other reason than it brings you sheer joy. Forgot about whether you have discovered what your life’s calling is yet and instead focus on experiencing as much of life as you can. I assure you, the rest will follow.