nStiver wrote:No I think I would rather know I am not in so I am not in this weird state of limbo as far as my life plans are concerned.
I have the same philosophy--about 99% of the time (the rest, I don't care about). So you must be a planner. Let's hear it for the planners of the world! My calendar goes out to 3 years in fairly good detail, and out to 5 years for other planning, and 1/3 to 1/2 of each year is already filled in. If I don't plan far enough out, then I end up paying more for trips I want to take.
At least you have life plans. A lot of the younger people I talk to (I volunteer a lot) are clueless and, worse, don't care what happens. I don't know your age group, but from my experience in teaching career management courses, the planning concept doesn't seem to kick in for a lot of people until they are in their mid-thirties, if then. And by their late forties, they are in panic mode. And it is not just career planning, either--it is all kinds of planning. So if you are in your twenties, then you are an astute person when it comes to your life plans. So you get the teacher's "gold star" award from me today.
[P.S. I realized how important planning was when, at the end of my junior year the first time I was in college, I still had not declared a major. And that is when the lesson about planning from my father (God rest his soul), the uber planner, really, really, sunk in.]