I am a sucker for a good plan (not really a different way of saying this) and some of you might have noticed this from reading some of my other blog entries.
What is so encouraging and helpful about a set plan is that you have a clear direction maybe a goal to work towards and any decisions you have to face might become easier (or harder) because you have your plan.
It is a great philosophy and I would recommend to anyone to go get yourself a rough plan on what you want to achieve and what you want to do (I am talking some basics here you will not have to plan weekly goals that sounds a bit silly even for me). There are a couple of drawbacks though
1. Plans never quite work out the way you imagined them.
Building this mental expectation especially for long term plans and then things not working out just because of ..well life can really suck!
Maybe things will work out for the better but giving up a plan when it has almost become a dream is heartbreaking.
There is a bunch of my friends who say that they don’t make plans because it always comes differently and I have no clue how they walk through life but then as I already said I am a sucker for a good plan.
2. Actually achieving a planned goal
Actually achieving something you had planned out like graduating college or university can be made especially unsettling when you haven’t got a new goal or plan in mind to focus on. If your life is kind of hanging in the balance waiting for results you now have no influence over. The uncertainty and inability to plan something out properly is incredibly unnerving for me.
If you can take life one day at a time and more or less float through it that is brilliant though there are some tricky times ahead once you finish school and want to start uni so at least try and figure out what to do if you get all or none of your offers you know all those important eventualities. If you are a silly person like me who is feeling a bit like running up a wall because you are still waiting so you can finally make a decision and then continue planning the next couple of years ahead of you take it easy.
Next week will be another (possibly) helpful blog about what to do once your results come in. So until then 🙂