Every once in a while, when the mood strikes you to jump in the car and head north, you need to just run with that urge.
And when you get there, if a lunch date with some of the most extraordinary women you know carries over to a five-hour coffee date and then moves on to a dinner date, it might be wise to just go with it every step of the way.
The following day - after you sleep in later than you have in years - when your plans to paint in your friend's studio get lost in the midst of a magical hike in the woods and a late, leisurely lunch at joint called Cafe Gratitude, it would serve you well to trust that the hike was more important than the painting.
And after lunch, when you must choose between a small or a large milkshake called "I Am Cool", opt for the large. And that soup you had a love affair with as you devoured every spoonful? Order a large serving to go to take back home with you.
There are plenty of instances when plans must be made, schedules set, and calendars coordinated, but sometimes - even when you only give your friends 48 hours notice - things simply work out in their own perfect, unexpected way.