I sometimes love routine and I sometimes hate routine. Routine can be boring and monotonous. I can go through routine without thinking or reflecting – just do it. Routine can mean control, on schedule, on time. I so broke my routine yesterday and went golfing. It was fun, hot & exhilarating! I have to make something clear – I’m a “hacker” not a golfer. I love playing golf with a good friend, but I’m at peace with the fact that I’ll never be a great golfer. My routine was freaked out a bit, but this 4.5 hour hiatus from work. I actually then went to show a house and I’m working on the contract later this morning!
The opposite of routine for me is sometimes chaos. I feel like I can’t keep up. I feel like my calendar controls me instead of me controlling my calendar. I get a lot done, but I seem to be tossed around by my work instead of working through my task list. I often struggle to be on time outside of routine.
With all of that said, my job as a REALTOR/Broker is anything but routine. I go to the office about the same time every morning and start my day the same way, but then it seems to get a bit crazy from there!!
When school started, earlier this month, I felt my life get back into a bit of a routine. I love my mornings with my son – fixing breakfast and then a quick game of pool before heading to school. This routine works for me and for him. I think in life we need a bit of routine and chaos/spontaneity! Life would not be nearly as interesting without a few surprises!!