“Over-planning kills the magic.”
I saw this quote on Pinterest several months ago. It did gave me a great punch on my face so many times. I guess it would still remind me to calm myself down and stop being too panic.
The first notebook I received as gift was when I was in grade 5. My mom gave me as a gift and told me she thought it’s time for me to learn how to organize my to-do list. Starting from that time, I get to be addicted to planning habit.
My planning habit started with homework, my meeting schedule, my study timetable, and so on. It’s normal for almost everyone to plan this. But the meaning of getting addicted is that I started to plan every small little actions at that moment. At this moment, I’ll finish this. After this, I’m going to do that, and that, and that. Until I reach the point that I feel like I live my life by running after my schedule.
Nowadays, I’m trying to get rid of this habit. Once in a while, it keeps coming back and forth. But so far, I’m getting better bit by bit.
Yet, neither this crazy catching my to-do list habit, its side effect is not really pleasant either. I always imagine everything in advance and that drives me crazier.
Since I do not stop myself only with imagination but I also take action to prevent whatever my over-thinking habit brings me to, I sometimes end up regretting with my decision in the past.
Only because I feel panic, sometimes I do close the doors that would bring me to experience something new, something that might not be as bad or as scary as I had imagined by myself. There were so many times I found out that reality is much more better or even nicer than I had thought. But due to those negative imagination and over-thinking habit, I had already decided to close the door even before that reality comes to knock on my door.
One thing I like about studying social science is that we do not rely on only one side of the fact. Good social science scholars suppose to investigate the thing happens in our society from various perspectives so that they can come up with the best solutions for any social problems we are facing.
This really teaches me to take time when I get to make new friends, or know new people. Within one person, you might find some kind of habit or personality that you cannot stand at all. Still, there might be some great parts of him or her, waiting for you to discover.
I do guess, not only with my term papers, also with my decision in real life I need to be braver to experience new things. Good or bad, it depends on how you look at it and I should not let anyone’s word judge the future that has not arrived.
Who knows it might be way more better than you’d imagined?
(This photo was taken last year in Busan, my fast and furious trip that I had decided to join without thinking carefully. Though it came with burden of doing report, fortunately the trip was so nice and it turned out to be one of my unforgettable trips).