This week, as part of our Destination Disney in QUOTES series, we are focusing on this quote:
Notice the background image on this graphic – it’s part of the new Fantasyland expansion project at Walt Disney World. We took this picture on our last visit. It reminded me so much of the quote – Disney is always seeking ways to expand, grow, and change. Sure, they make plans; but then they put those plans into action. Very soon, these plans will be reality, as the new Fantasyland will be totally unveiled in a very short time! I, for one, can’t wait to see it!
But, this quote really hit home for me. You see, I’m a professed plan-a-holic. It’s true. My name is Heidi and I like to plan. A LOT.
And I’ve always said that, especially when planning our Disney trips, 1/2 the fun is in the planning. It’s a way for me to extend the vacation fun so that it lasts all the time and not just on the few too-short days of our actual visit.
But, planning can sometimes be a hindrance. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the planning that I tend to feel like I miss the actual event. I've felt like this many years after the holidays. I’m left wondering where the days went because I was so caught up in the planning that I lost sight of what was really important.
I used to be like that with our homeschool too – I’d spend so much time (months!) planning everything out, only to end up disappointed if things didn’t go exactly the way I had planned. I’ve certainly learned to relax where our school plans are concerned!
But, Walt is right – he hit the nail head on with this quote – planning is ok, but it needs to go one step further. I need this reminder – daily! Take my plans and put them into action!
What about you?