Sunday, April 29, 2012

Why I Shouldn't Make Plans

I've been reading my old posts. 

Lately I've been reading stuff from September 2008.  There's a few posts where I make grand plans for our February 2009 Australia trip.

It's funny reading it, because we didn't do most of the stuff I said we'd do.

In this post, I had grand plans for Manly.  We would go beyond the obvious touristy areas we visited in 2007.

That didn't happen.

I think we went to the same area of Manly in 2009 that we went to in 2007.

We did try a new ice-cream place, and maybe a new restaurant.  That might count for something.   

In this post, I listed eleven places we could visit in Sydney.  We went to five and missed six.

To my credit, I didn't say we'd definitely go to these places.  They were just ideas.

But still.....

I'm thinking it's best to not make plans and just go with the flow.

Or maybe now I'm more into making plans of what I want to DO rather than planning on places to visit.

For me visiting Australia is becoming more about the experience and less about seeing specific sites.

So...here's my list for now.

I want to feed parrots and see wild ones.  

I want to hear adorable Aussie accents all around me.

I want to buy and eat lots of Australian candy.

I want to browse bookstores and see Australian books.

I want to watch Australian TV.

I want to have picnics in the park.

I want to take long walks.   

I want to see old friends and make new friends.

As for planning to actually GO to Australia....

Who knows when that will happen.

I feel I jinx myself by talking about it.   So I don't think I'll talk about it until we have purchased plane tickets.

Or maybe I'll wait until we're actually in Australia.

If I'm really paranoid about the jinx, maybe I'll wait until we're HOME from Australia to mention it on my blog.

I doubt I'd be that paranoid......

Yeah, but anyway.

Hopefully we'll go back to Australia someday.