I did something super spontaneous though on Friday morning. I was at work and just booked a flight home. As I was putting together my weekend to-do list, I realized that I was going to be spending most of it indoors and working. (Levo League is hosting Office Hours with Warren Buffett tomorrow so we’re busy, busy, busy!!!)
I’ve been dying to get back to Florida for a while now. And, to be honest here, sometimes the city (the people, the noise, the stress) just becomes too much. I kind of needed to just get out for a little bit.
When I realized that this was one of the only weekends where I didn’t have something concrete planned, I just popped onto JetBlue and booked a flight home. I sat in a few morning meetings, finished up a few time sensitive things, and then rushed up town. While I normally spend a ton of time writing packing lists and checking weather forecasts (oh and just generally freaking out!), this was totally unplanned.
And you know what?
Everything was totally fine.
I threw clothes into a bag. Changed into an outfit that was better for flying. Grabbed every charger I could find. And then hopped into a cab without thinking twice.
I know that I’m definitely an over-thinker. Typically I think this is an okay skill to have– I can see a bunch of different scenarios play out and choose the best option. I didn’t have the chance to over-think this mini-trip. It was an impulsive decision and I simply didn’t have time to give it a second thought.
I didn’t stress about what to pack. I didn’t stress about what my apartment looked like when I left. I didn’t stress about all the things I still had to do. I didn’t stress about the traffic on the way to the airport. I didn’t stress about delayed flights or turbulence.
I was just excited to be on my way to Florida! The weekend has absolutely been wonderful. Learning that spontaneity is a great and healthy thing is the cherry on top.
Have you ever done something spontaneous?