Friday, July 30, 2010


I leave for youth camp in two days. I've started packing but it seems I still have a thousand things to do. I'm trying not to stress. See, I tend to over-plan and make things more complicated than they really need to be. This year, I'm making every effort to simplify things for camp. I'm going as a leader which means I'm taking things for the girls in my cabin and trying to keep it all "simple" isn't easy. I like having a plan A, B and even C but this philosophy doesn't translate well when it comes to packing bag after bag for a four-day trip.

It comes down to control. I like knowing I'm prepared and ready for whatever life may decide to throw at me. But how often are we really prepared for life? How often do things go like we want them to? Yeah, not all that often. There needs to be a balance between going with the flow and being prepared. I want to be able to have a plan but be ok if it gets chucked out the window. I think one way to achieve that is by keeping...things...simple. Not becoming so wrapped up in details that we lose sight of the big picture. Being too busy focusing on each piece of the puzzle and where it fits instead of looking at the finished product. Now for me to put that into action :-)