I am an incredibly organized person who writes checklists and to-do lists and uses entirely too many Post-It notes, checks her email every ten minutes and can’t go anywhere without her planner. Nothing against organization, but it gets old after a while. I have a hard time breaking away from my routine and doing last-minute, random or spontaneous things. However, I know they are good for me and they certainly are enjoyable. I made a New Year’s resolution to be more spontaneous and so far it has been working nicely.
Last weekend, I was talking to some friends about how awesome my home state of Wisconsin is. While bragging about the cows and the cheese and the amazing frozen custard, I decided that a visit to Dairy Land was in order.
We hopped in the car and drove due north, stopping at the infamous Mars Cheese Castle to pick up some fresh cheese curds (delicious). Then we went to Oscar’s for some frozen custard (mint chocolate chip). On our way back, we stopped at Pick ‘n Save to pick up some kringle (a Danish pastry—think thin, fruit-filled croissant). A great night was had by all and I enjoyed a refreshing break from my routine. Give spontaneity a try. You won’t be disappointed.