Friday, June 3, 2005

Agility

I wrote not too long ago how this concept of regularly-occurring fun was pretty new to my life. While that's true, I've also decided that one of the things I like the most about my week is how flexible my schedule is. With the exception of my early childhood, this is about the most flexible my schedule has ever been. I can take a couple hours off from work basically whenever I want with no notice, which makes my days flexible, and I rarely have any commitments in the evenings or on the weekends. So, I still get to plan out the next day each night if I have things to do, which I find appealing since I'm rather anal, but I also have the ability to change things at the last minute if I feel like it, allowing me to do what I want when I feel like it, for the most part. I rarely have to commit to dates and times of things ahead of time, it seems, which I like a lot. I like having my own schedule, but I usually dislike it when I have to tell other people my schedule and then stick to it, because I lose that ability to switch things around. I think I've gained a little appreciation of why people are often reluctant to commit to a time for anything and why it's always so hard to set up social things; perhaps they don't want to lose the same flexibility. (Of course, some people like to schedule everything, but I believe that the majority of people don't.)

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