Surviving and Thriving…Living Life Unplanned

The truth is that I haven’t been away from my PC for more than 5 hours (at which time I was sleeping) for over 2 weeks.

I. am. exhausted. 

As I’m continuing on this unplanned journey that God has me on, I’m discovering all of the reasons why He placed this word on my heart.

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If I had been planning my corner here like I was last year, I would have missed out on some AMAZING opportunities and blessings that have come my way this year!

The last two weeks I’ve been creating, writing AND promoting over at Year Round Homeschooling, something that I NEVER would have had time for if I wasn’t living life unplanned.

I began this year really worried about how I would survive as an OCD, over the top planner with this word that God had given me. Yet, I have been blessed beyond measure for following His direction.


By living life each day, God has allowed me to build relationships with amazing women who I’m now blessed to call friends…besties! Women, that I never would have thought I would have the opportunity to call friends are now girls I chat with almost every day!

Taking each day as it comes allows me to sit and enjoy the sound of my children playing while I’m tidying the house, sharing my heart or simply sipping my coffee.

Not worrying about the tasks waiting for me tomorrow has given me the opportunity to sit on the couch next to my husband and just be with him.

Living life today has allowed me to read more books in the last 6 months than I have in over 2 years! (I LOVE to read, so THIS has been WONDERFUL!)

Having a plan is important, knowing what you need to get done, having a goal and knowing how you’ll get there are key. Yet, all too often we get lost in the planning. We forget to live TODAY because we’re too busy planning for tomorrow. 

God continues to work in me. For that I am beyond grateful. See, I NEED Him to keep working on me, because I know He’s not finished with me yet. This, I know is true because daily I see rough edges…chunks…of me that MUST be smoothed out. Places that only He can create beautiful ashes from.

So, as long as God calls me to live unplanned…I will.


  • By living each day without worry for tomorrow, I’m able to grasp the mighty work of His hand in my life TODAY
  • By living one day at a time I can help a friend in need at the last minute
  • By living today I can enjoy that my children have been amazing over the last two weeks and realize how BIG that really is
  • By living in the moment I see all the blessings that God has given me on this #unplanned journey

Just living life today has given me the ability to truly live.

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.


Surviving and Thriving…Living Life Unplanned — 8 Comments

    • Oh, that is truly a treat! I’ve had the opportunity to help my besties do many things online and that has been fun! 🙂

    • I too used to worry SO much about having every planned out! Yet, God pushed me in the opposite direction this year and I’m finding many blessings along the way!

  1. Hi Misty, I am a life planner too . . . or was. 🙂 Like you, I am learning to live life today. I’ve also learned that the unplanned in life often becomes our most memorable, most treasured, most valuable adjustments and memories.

    • Yes, that is SO true! I want the memories that I’m learning to cherish, not the planner full of organized plans. Blessings Tina!

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