Ponderings
2. Presence & Adaptability
“This diehard planner really tried to embrace the journey, go with the flow, and enjoy the moment.”
Presence & Adaptability


Isn’t the best when you spend hours on end mapping out every little detail just to have it blown to smithereens by some unexpected layover, argument, flat tire, or stomach flu?

For this road trip, I had high-level dates and destinations mapped out but not much else. I’d book hotels only a few cities in advance to keep things fluid. 

That way I wouldn’t be super upset when things changed last minute. Like, cancelling San Francisco and adding stops to Paso Robles [Sensorio Field of Lights], Calistoga, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Denver, and Grand Junction.

This diehard planner really tried to embrace the journey, go with the flow, and enjoy the moment. That’s easier said than done for my neurotic personality.

I’m also notorious for being a slave to my phone. I’m like a dog waiting for it to chime, beep, or buzz. I curbed the urge to chase the tennis ball and put it away in order to give my friends and family my undivided attention. 

This only backfired twice, when I forgot to get a pic with my friend in San Francisco and friends in Truckee. Those memories will have to live on in my mind, which is a scary thought considering I can’t remember why I walk into most rooms these days.

How and why does Presence & Adaptability hit home for you? 

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Next, check out my diary post on 3. Disconnect & Recharge.

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