In my opinion, there are two extremes of people, those who cruise along and put more thought into their shopping list than into their futures, and those who plan every minute of every day until they retire, and then they start planning again!
I think I sit somewhere in the middle, yes, I put a lot of thought into my grocery list, but my family and I also like to have a plan for the future. These plans don’t always run accordingly…
We live in a town where work is hard to find, hence my husband has to rely on fly in, fly out work, it’s hard and we never have the feeling of security which long term work brings. My job is based on numbers and as the population of our town declines, so does the amount of students at schools. The end of each year is always a rather stressful time in our household when I hold my breath waiting to be offered a position for the following year; however due to plans going awry, this well-known stress has entered my household early this year. A visitor we did not invite in.
We had a plan, it was a good plan, it even incorporated a family holiday. We were comfortable in our plan, we knew where we were heading and what we were doing. Everyone had a role to play in our plan. We have no plan now, our plan is shattered!
Although our plans for the immediate future are blown to smithereens, we are grateful for all the wonderful things we do have. We have our family, we have our friends, we have our beautiful environment and we have food and shelter, we are still lucky.