I take great joy  and care in planning. I have no idea why it makes me feel so good but if someone hands me the task of planning I feel like I am on cloud nine. I could wrap myself in the computer, my notebook, and phone get all the planning done. I mean I sit there for hours before I realize that I have literally spent an entire 5-8 hours in front of the computer pouring over choices and plans.

I do not feel stressed just simply determined to find the best deal possible and the best location. I always liked planning because I like knowing when and where things will happen and being in charge. But more than that I enjoy a sense of accomplishment. Something that always stuck with me that my mom taught me when I was younger was to take initiative. She used to get so annoyed when I would wait until she told me to do something or I would sit and let things ‘happen’ in the house. Or would just follow her around waiting for her to give me a task. LOL.

She would say you need to learn how to take initiative. She said do you know what that means, it means taking on a task/job/ chore before someone can ask you. Being preemptive. I gave her a perplexed look. She had to define preemptive too. I was like 8, lol. I was excited. Immediately I started looking for things to do that she would normally ask me to do and try to do them before she could ask. This of course went to everything, but was short lived because as a child you do not always like doing chores. However, I did learn how to do this with school work, some chores, and some activities as I was in so many school activities I had no choice.

When it is time to go on vacation I go in to a zone like no other. I become so focused. I have certain websites I go to knowing they will give the best deals. I also know which days to try to go on vacation and I try to find additional discounts while on vacation from my favorite sites like groupon, citipass, and living social.

Then planning for my wedding was a dream, well until I the last few weeks, then I turned it over to another professional for the last minute details to help bring it home after I worked pretty hard for 9 months of planning.

Now it looks like if this travel agent doesn’t get it together for our trip to Europe I may get another crack at it.I had already been perusing things last fall after I was first told about the trip and found some promising things…However, it’s not my show to take over…YET LMBO. I will stay in my lane for now.




  1. JoHanna Massey · May 11, 2016

    I am so excited for you to be going to Europe. I don’t use travel agents and have never taken a big organized tour, I get our tickets and a few definite hotel reservations with lots of wandering time in between. Just never know what will capture the attention and desire to linger.

    Having said all of that, I once did plan a two week car trip up the Pacific Coast of the United States and had reservations booked in advance for the hotels, activities, and maps/directions/a regular notebook of information and suggestions. It was really quite a great trip and I had so much fun PLANNING it.

    You are going to have just the best time dear, and I am so happy for you. 📮

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    • Lady CAS · May 12, 2016

      Thank you. The only reason a travel agent was brought onboard is because it was not ‘my trip’ and my parents thought this would help as there are 3 differing schedules to accommodate for the trip coming (my mom & dad, my aunt, and my sister & myself).
      However, other than flights arrangements I think I got this covered!

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      • JoHanna Massey · May 12, 2016

        Oh yes, do let the travel agent do that multi scheduling juggle! Have a most excellent day. 📮

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  2. yourenotaloneinthisworld · May 11, 2016

    Enjoy yourself!

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  3. dionnelowe21 · September 2, 2016

    I love planning! It helps me think!

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    • Lady CAS · September 3, 2016

      Right! Though I can be quickly come up with something off the cuff if I have too, it still usually connects back into my other plans for the day, and comes from making plans so often, LOL

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