Time to throw out the crystal ball?
I’m a creature of habit. A planner. A writer of to-do lists. A task master. I often joke that I want a crystal ball so I can see everything that is going to happen to me in the future. I want to know now! My husband says that’s no fun, but I disagree.
It’s easy for me to get in my routine both personally and professionally. I’ve gotten better about this, but when I was younger, just the slightest change in routine could throw me into a tailspin.
Full Circle PR is nestled in the heart of downtown Greenville, and I love to let off steam by running through Falls Park. This evening I set off on the same four-mile loop I always run and was caught off guard when my favorite trail was closed for construction (O.K. it’s been a while. It hasn’t exactly been a cool, breezy summer with low-humidity down here!).
Instead of heading back to the office I decided to keep running, even though I had no idea where I was going or where I’d end up. It was awesome! I actually found a great, new and challenging running route complete with stairs and monster hills. (Challenging, not hard!)
I like to learn a lesson from even the slightest detour. It lets me know that it’s O.K. to go in a new direction, take a “wrong” turn and throw caution to the wind by adding something different to the to-do list.
Over the past year, Liza and I have encountered many so-called detours. And it’s always proven to be a great experience in the end. There are a lot of changes going on here at Full Circle PR, and we’re excited to share them along the way. I’m really excited about the opportunities ahead of us, whether we know about them now or not.
Maybe it’s time to throw out that crystal ball?