Scarily Organized or Free as a Bird?

I am very, very organized.

I’ve just realized this about myself (umm.. that, and my friends keep telling me how scarily organized I am).

I am the type of person that when faced with going back to Ontario (or travelling anywhere, like oh.. say.. NY) I need to do the following:

  • Booked all of my MUST-DO appointments (Doctor, Dentist, Pick up Mail) before the Train Ticket
  • Booked Train Ticket keeping in mind I wanted to get there early, and arrive home in the early evening
  • Booked Car Rental pick up around the timing of appointments & arrivals
  • Planned when to see sister & best friend, on a schedule
  • Kept the weekend free to do “whatever” with random errands to run (Optometrist)

But the key to all my planning is that I actually plan in “whatever” time.

I have the whole Saturday and Sunday to be “WHATEVER” so that I don’t feel like we have to be anywhere, go to any specific restaurant, and switch up the schedule to decide on having chips for dinner instead of a proper restaurant or meal at home.

But my Friday arrival and Monday leaving is scheduled to the “T” to factor in traffic and the fact that I have appointments and a train schedule to meet.

So I guess.. I am scarily organized.

But I do like to leave SOME things up to chance. I don’t like having to plan everything by the hour if I don’t have to, like “At 3 p.m. say goodbye and leave for next event”, and then get mad when I end up exiting at 4 p.m.

I like having what I call a loose schedule, planned ‘whatever’ time so that I don’t feel constrained, and making sure that I meet all of my obligations without being late (I am a stickler for being on time for appointments).

I just feel more in control about making sure I meets what I need to get done as the main priority of the trip (sister, doctor, dentist, mail) while leaving the schedule open to changes.

What about you? Scarily organized? Loosely organized? Free as a bird?

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.