I’m not the best planner. In fact, I’m a bad planner. It’s one of those things that I always thought I was good at and maybe I was at some point in my life, but as of now, I operate on JIT Just-In-Time. It’s a process used in programming and business practices (and maybe a lot of other things) meaning you don’t produce what you need until right before you need it. It’s basically the opposite of being proactive.
Just a few examples from this week:
- Disney. Just now making lists of what we need. I haven’t packed a thing. And we leave in about 36 hours.
- Lexi’s pageant forms. They are due April 1. I’m just now getting commitments TODAY and I have to have the ad page done and shipped BEFORE we leave for Disney so it gets there by 1/1.
- Getting the house clean. I remembered late last night but instead of sticking out a few more minutes I went to bed and hustled to get it done this morning. In fact here’s a convo Scott and I had this morning:
schp2502: House clean?
me: they are cleaning it now
me: i had to hustle
schp2502: No not u
I have plenty more examples but I’ll spare you. What can I say? At least some believe that the JIT is a good thing. And that’s what I’ll keep telling myself.