June 16, 2009
Remembering Not To Plan Too Much
In the last week I have been putting together a little packet of info about the project that serves as a snap shot for where things are right now. I spent a long time doing it, and it’s just about done, and tomorrow I’ll be sending it out to family and friends. If you’re interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’d be happy to send you a copy.
And in putting together this packet, I realized that I have been planning too much. There’s only so much I can do before I go to India, and I think I’m at just about the right place for now– I’ve spent time learning about how to design a solar powered system, found potential places to buy the parts from and how much it will cost, talked a good deal with my uncle in the village about the current situation, and that’s about all I’d like to do before I go. I think if I try to plan much more, I’ll start building up unrealistic expectations (which to some degree I think I already have), which just isn’t worth it. I want to experience the village I’ll be in fully, and if I think too much about everything before hand, I’ll be trying to process events rather than experience them. No thanks.
So in my next two weeks in Ann Arbor, I’m going to try to relax and enjoy the summer. My good friend Dave just got back from a trip to New Zealand, and I want to hear all about his crazy adventures abroad. Another close friend Jeff is going to be moving to Richmond next week to start working in the real world, and I’d like to be able to hang out with him while we’re still in the same income tax bracket. A friend from back home is visiting this week, and my parents and sister will be in town this weekend, and this week is “Restaurant Week” in Ann Arbor, and basically summer is in full bloom, so I want to smell the flowers. Cheesy? Yeah, probably, but I’m alright with that.
I hope all is well for you, and again, if you’d like to learn more about where the project is at, please send me an email and I’ll send you a packet.
Here’s my song of the week:
"All I Have to Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers
PS – have you seen the movie “Up?” It’s great, especially in 3D.
Posted by avable at June 16, 2009 12:41 PM