Throughout my life, I’ve been asked the question, “do you have a plan?”
The challenge of planning doesn’t end the older you get.
You have to have a plan in life to take you to the next place in your life.
Sure, you’ll pivot, dodge and adjust, but it is the plan that will lead you to where you want to go.
It doesn’t matter if you’re single or married; it’s what you decide is the next goal, accomplishment, destination that will set the course for the future.
And as I said before, it doesn’t matter your age. I am trying to develop a plan now at 57…approaching 58 and single. A big difference and adjustment from being in my 30s, married with a stepdaughter.
So, what do you do?
The first thing to do is relax. Allow thoughts, noise, distractions and interferences to go away.
Don’t force it. You’re planning your future, your next steps, your approach from leaving where you, to getting where you want to be.
And “leaving” doesn’t necessarily mean a physical move. It is leaving the old behind, which is the here and now, and getting to where you want to be.
It may requiring saving money, planning a career move, selling off some things you have, downsizing out of the house you’re in…maybe more.
Take your time, take it easy and let it fall in to place.
Don’t leave from being I an place of order, to chaos.
My advice based on experience…don’t quit a job without a good/right job lined up…don’t rely on a wad of cash to get you settled in…don’t enter a destination you never previously checked out, and determined you’re okay with…if it feels right and you have peace with it, that’s the first check on if it is going to work out.
Plan…plan…plan, and don’t ever leave home without a plan.
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