I am a creature of habit, as you already know. I admit that freely, knowing there’s no way to deny it. I live by my little routines and schedules, especially during the work week (I write in the mornings during the work week). I won’t bore you with all the details but it’s the only way to get everything done that I need to get done and don’t ask me why I need to get all these things done….I just do…..I know, I’m weird like that.I tend to park in the same place when I go to the mall or grocery shopping (and yes, I pick up my groceries at the same two stores I’ve been frequenting for the past 20some years) *Sigh* I even like using the same pump at the gas station (Oh my gosh, I just realized how odd and kinda sad that is). That’s not to say I can’t use another pump….I can….I’d just rather use the one I like.
As you can see, I’m not much for adventure (I’d rather read and write about it than live it, which is, again, kinda sad too). Adventure just isn’t in my schedule.
What, you may ask, will break this routine-oriented, schedule-driven person out of her habits (which isn’t easy)? A spontaneous outing with my DH. An unexpected phone call or visit from a friend. Plans that have nothing to do with cleaning or cooking or working the day job such as a fun shopping day--even if I don’t buy anything….really, I’m happy to window shop….it’s the company I’m with that counts more than anything, although, it doesn’t hurt if I can find that perfect skirt or sweater. A breakfast, lunch or dinner date with a friend and a chance to catch up.
What else breaks me out of my routine? A good book. For a good book, I will smash my routine to pieces and let the dishes pile up in the sink. For a good book, I will forget about making dinner and just order a pizza. For a good book, I will even (gasp!) forego sleep (and I am already sleep deprived, like most of you)!
What about you? Do you have schedules and routines and die-hard habits. And what book would you recommend to make me lose sleep and forget about laundry?
As always, happy reading!Marie