Yesterday, I started to plan for my final semester of college (I can’t believe it started today!).
I’ve always loved planning things out and maintaining organization.
It always seems to bring me a sense of peace, a sense of control, and de-stresses my life.
However, a thought crossed my mind as I was planning/organizing yesterday:
Planning is a great reminder.
It’s not just a reminder of what I have to do going forward in my day/week/month/semester, but it’s a reminder of all of the wonderful opportunities I have throughout my life to make a difference.
Each of the events/tasks/things in my calendar and my planner are pieces of my life that I am thankful for and am glad I have in my time arsenal.
I love comparing my planner from a few years ago – it was so empty in comparison to my current planner.
Not just because I’m more involved today, but because I learned how to plan and integrate things into my life.
Ideas – events – communities.
I’ve realized what’s important.
There is so much in my life now that I am thankful for and I am glad I get to take the time to plan them into my life.
I don’t ever want to overcrowd my plans or my schedule, but I am in a place where I am a “good busy”.
It’s a full schedule of things that I know I am meant for.
Places that I can make an impact.
Places I know can impact me and help me learn and grow.
Planning is such a simple reminder of all of the things in our lives.
If you are planning out your day/week/month/semester, I encourage you to take a closer look at what you have coming up and remind yourself of why it’s in your life.
Many of those things will be great reminders of what you’ve learned, how those things have changed you, and the impact you can make through them going forward.
Also, there may be things that you realize you don’t need in your plans.
If that’s true, figure out why that is and if it’s worth it to continue putting that in your plans.
I am just thankful for the simple reminders that life continues to give me.
Reminders go further than you can ever imagine.
And no matter how far ahead you plan, each step of life will bring you a new reminder.
All reminders of your purpose, your impact, and your growth.
Let’s plan for greatness.