Maybe because the planning is easy. Spreadsheets and lists and Pinterest boards are easy. I can make a list without even getting out of bed or putting on real pants. But doing things? Most often, real pants are generally expected.
Doing things also, more often than not, requires other people. Other people whom you can't control and who don't tell you what you want to hear when you put forth your plans to them. Or people who are instrumental to your plans and whom you know will be totally on-board and supportive but who have to respond to your emails first.*
So I keep planning. And because I love lists so freaking much, here's a list of some of the things I'm currently planning:
- An informal "dinner party" for my boyfriend, his sister, her husband, and their four adorable children. Thankfully I have lots of experience cooking for my picky sister, so finding something kid friendly that has very few tomatoes (because my boyfriend is a bit picky, too) shouldn't be too hard.
- The rest of my graduate career. This one is a little less fun than a dinner party with a chubby baby, but involved lots of hardcore table-making. I optimistically set myself to defend my (yet unwritten) dissertation two years from now, and I'm sure the laughter I will receive upon presenting this to my adviser will be epic.
- A Fun Family Weekend in Pennsylvania in August. For anyone who knows the Winks, the phrase "Fun Family Weekend" will probably be met with much skepticism and/or yet more epic laughter, but this will be the big "introduce the boyfriend to the parents" trip, and therefore we have to pretend we like doing things together. So we'll probably go to the zoo.
I also plan to try to blog more. Or to feel really bad about it when I don't blog as often as I'd like. I hope to squeeze one more post out in July...so stay tuned.