shoes: sportsgirl // dress: Time After Tea Vintage
When I was 16 I had my whole life figured out - get a university degree, get married when I was 24 and buy a house and have a baby before I was 28.
I am 3 weeks away from turning 25 - I have the degree but those other things have definitely taken a back seat. My life plan took a back seat and that is completely fine because I have done so much and experienced things that no plan can ensure you experience but lately that little niggle to have some sort of a plan has come back.
I want to travel, I want to own a house and I want to get married and have kids but now I know that it can't all fit into a perfect plan that I can't dictate every year of my life and that I should not use age as a boundary for when things should be done, or goals should be achieved. That my life has to be mine and that I shouldn't try and fit my life in to someone else's plan.
So my plan now isn't as rigid as before, I am not going to set deadlines for when things needs to be done but I am going to have goals (big picture goals) and I am going to start taking more steps to ensure that I achieve them. For now I am concentrating on silencing that travel bug of mine so am writing budgets and looking at maps and writing lists of destinations. Whether it happens in the next 12 months or the next 24 months in the scheme of a lifetime it won't really matter.
So maybe for me now, three weeks away from a quarter of a century, its not so much about having a plan but making sure things are moving in the right direction and embracing the unexpected bumps along the way.