no mountain high enough

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When was the last time you were so excited you couldn’t sleep? Just stared at the ceiling while your imagination ran wild with your plans for the next day?

I packed for our trip last night, and then I lay awake hoping the polar-vortex wouldn’t freeze the plane fuel and cancel our vacation.  I managed to convince myself that the freeze was unlikely (even though we’ve had negative temperatures for the past few weeks), but then I started making a mental list of everything I wanted to do in Jamaica.  Before long, I turned on all the lights and made cocoa and created an itinerary for the vacation.

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My personality is a bit of a mashup on the traditional type A and type B categories — I’m more of a mixed up alphabet.  Thing is, I’m a planner with a serious love for making lists (type A) but I’m absolutely fine when everything falls apart and nothing gets done (Type B.)   I want to explore the downtown and visit the caves and tour a lighthouse, but, to be honest, I’ll be happy if we never leave our beach chair.
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I’m also okay with only one or two things getting done –  I guess we could call that Type G or Type M personality?  Thing is, I like designing grand plans, but the goals are always more like nice ideas than necessary tasks.  It’s more about the destination than the journey, right?

When I found a comic of the popular Friedman & Rosenman personality study, my inner artist came out and made a third category:
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not the best artist.  Still, I think my doodling made the comic a little more inclusive.  Was it type C of me to make the change?  I wonder.

Anyway, what are you? Type A or Type B or something in between?

23 thoughts on “no mountain high enough

  1. How exciting! I hope that you have the most amazing time, and that things go either perfectly to plan or fall apart wonderfully, depending which way you’re leaning at the time 😉 I think I’m also a mix – I love planning and listing so that I have something to follow, but at the end of the day as long as it’s fun 🙂

  2. Actually, I never quite realized that I was a mix of the two until you brought this viewpoint to light, thanks for that 😉 It reminds me of a quote by Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean, “The pirate code is more of what you’d call guidelines than actual rules.”

    I love to be organized and have some of these guidelines. But, when push comes to shove, I am going to go with whatever strikes me in the moment 🙂 Have an awesome trip and enjoy the solar vortex in Jamaica!

  3. Oh, MAN, ISLAND PARADISE!!! I am so excited for you (and wildly jealous, of course :). I’m definitely a type C whose type A has kicked into gear. I used to be way more loosey goosey but as I get older, I find a lot of comfort in making a plan, regardless if I end up sticking to it. I guess that’s growing up?

  4. Have a great vacation!! Enjoy the warm weather enough for all us back here in the freezing tundra. I’m a mix of A&B too. I love planning all the little details, but if something else comes up, I’m in!

  5. I could say that I am type C as well. I always try to fit myself into one or the other category…but then think of all the reasons I’m I don’t fit.

    Have fun in Jamaica! Can’t wait to see pictures! 🙂

  6. Oh, I am definitely of another type. I like making lists too, but at the end of the day, I just want to explore and have fun! It’s important to bring out the impromptu adventurer in ya. I hope you have a blast in Jamaica! Your photos are going to be beautiful I’m sure 🙂

  7. hello jen, it’s your long lost blogger friend amy! 🙂 thanks again for guest posting for me last week while i was having surgery…i really appreciate it! have such a great time on your tropical adventure – so jealous you’re getting away to someplace warm during this freezing cold month, but you totally deserve it 🙂

  8. I think I’m a bit of a mix, too. I love lists and being organized, but I have a hard time staying organized and would rather have coffee with friends than fix it. Drives my husband crazy!

    I’m a new reader & see that you’re headed to Jamaica! My husband & I have been twice – once for our honeymoon and again for our babymoon. Absolutely gorgeous. Have a wonderful time!

  9. AHHHH!!! I can so relate to excitement that doesn’t let you sleep. That happens to me….alot. And I really like creating grand plans and making lists. 🙂

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