Main Entry: rou·tine
Etymology: French, from Middle French, from route traveled way
1 a : a regular course of procedure
2 : a reiterated speech or formula
3 : a worked-out part (as of an entertainment or sports contest) that may be often repeated; especially : a theatrical number
4 : a sequence of computer instructions for performing a particular task
I would like to think that I am a "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of girl. Actually, as I just typed that, it sounds kind of weird...maybe out-dated...and now I feel awkward. What I am trying to say is that I initially think of myself as "routine free", but my whole life is routine. I work from home the same two days a week. I work in my studio the same three days each week, same time every day, every week. I make a list for every.thing.I.do. I am a list maker and a note taker. I plan.
I usually plan at the last minute though. I think that is why I'd like to think that I am free of routine. About two years ago I could have stated the following with pride and ease: I like to procrastinate. I excel when I do. That is only partly true these days. I still procrastinate. I still excel when I do. I just seem to get a bit stressed out now when that big list gets too long.
My list gets so long because I add every.single.thing to it. I once read somewhere that if you add obvious things to your list you will feel more accomplished because you have more crossed off. Am I taking that to the extreme when the following are on my list: wake up (check!), take shower (check!), do hair (check!), brush teeth (check!), breakfast/lunch/dinner (check! check! check!).
Man, am I successful or what?!