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Old 10-15-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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As in , did you plan out how your life would go etc

I didn't really , there were certain things I wanted to happened that didn't happened , I have learned life can be unpredictable at the best of times.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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As in , did you plan out how your life would go etc

I didn't really , there were certain things I wanted to happened that didn't happened , I have learned life can be unpredictable at the best of times.
I did...and then I got divorced and my life and identity and plan were turned completely upside down. After that I didn't have a real plan - didn't even think about buying a house on my own until it was suggested to me several years later by a friend - guess I figured I'd rent until married again - even though I didn't have any such plans to ever remarry! But getting a house put me back on track and I started getting serious about saving for retirement and otherwise completely taking care of myself - something that's easy to lose sight of as a woman when you're married.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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In the broad sense I would say, yes, I planned for what I got and got what I had planned for. Lots of details and specifics....? Yes, they are too subject to the whip and whim of fate. In fact I never felt like I had to "plan" for those things. They happen or they don't. Or perhaps more precisely, they present themselves or they don't.

But the "big chunks"? Yes, I think I got those.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: WA
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No, for most of my life I was lucky to have a plan for the coming month. Now older and retired I have an expectation, but no plan.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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As in , did you plan out how your life would go etc.
Yes, I did, and with the exception of health issues, I exceeded my expectations. In fact, I still recall a line from the 1987 movie Broadcast News that encapsulated my life to that point in time and still applies:

What do you do when your real life exceeds your dreams...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQBFNn4nx4
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Yes, I did, and with the exception of health issues, I exceeded my expectations. In fact, I still recall a line from the 1987 movie Broadcast News that encapsulated my life to that point in time and still applies:

What do you do when your real life exceeds your dreams...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQBFNn4nx4
Bada Bing! I had a life dream and A life plan. Was amazed at how they merged. In my 20’s a close friend told me my dream could become my plan and used some older friends as an example. That began the check the box plan. Could have done better. Would be a fool to look back with regrets. Learned to follow the path of others and to read and listen about others path.
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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Default ...lucky...

No.
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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I was warned by a patient in a nursing home I worked in as a young woman to make a happy life and to make as many happy memories as you can because that is all you have left. Still working on it
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I started setting five year, one year, and six month goals sometime (I think) in my early 40s; I'd revisit them a couple times a year and adjust or change them as circumstances warranted. My plan included career, financial, health, spiritual etc. goals. I found it useful as an accountability tool to keep me on track (or get back on track). And I found planning especially important in the last few years before retirement since the impact of missteps becomes greater the closer you get to retirement.

I wish I'd done this in my 20s and 30s - but that was back when I thought I was going to live forever.
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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I have an eternal life plan that guides my temporary earthly life in the right direction. Even when my own temporary plans don't work-out, my guaranteed eternal life plan never changes or fails.
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