Best made plans
December 31, 2012 5:36 AM Subscribe
How do you come up with a life plan that actually works?
posted by anonymous to human relations (12 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
'Tis the season to be uncertain. Except that, truth be told, I've been uncertain about what I'm doing for about a year and a half. I've never been the kind of person to have a grand plan and now I don't know how to think about the future. Things aren't terrible: I'm keeping my head above water financially, even able to put some money away, but I'm 25 and living off oddjobs. People around me are building lives and careers and though I'm constantly busy, constantly trying to put myself out there into different situations and places, nothing seems to stick. Basically, I feel like a ball of unspent potential, wrapped in on itself. And I don't know how to change that.
I am seeing a therapist, have been for the past 10 months, and that does help, but overall I'm lacking an idea of where it is I should be heading. Things are a mess and I don't have the perspective to set them straight.
So my question is how to do get over and above that feeling of being lost and confused and create some kind of life plan.
Short personal history if that has any baring, graduated two years back with a good degree in a field I didn't want to get into, been fumbling since. Currently working as a tutor and a tour guide, will be trying to see about working in radio in the new year, but no clear direction other than 'well, this might be interesting'. Used to think being a writer would work and I still write, but realised a few months back that the kind of writer's lifestyle (precarious, alone) wouldn't work for me.