Started out as a pantser. Went to outlining. Now I'm a hybrid. I layout how each of my plot threads is going to generally unfold in broad strokes excel, and I have a broad idea of who my characters are. Everything else I'll pants out. But it can swing in one direction or the other depending on the story. I tend to pants a lot more of my short stories, but fall back on outlining when I run into issues. It's easier to fix problems when you have a story map where you can see your whole story at a glance.