Did life turn out as you planned?

@ESKARENA1 (18300)
March 29, 2008 3:53am CST
we all make plans, some of our plans are long-term, others very short term. Now I ask, have your life plans been fulfilled, or not?
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@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Apr 08
Hi, hope you are well, long time no see - well for me anyway! I guess some of my plans have been fulfilled, some have been put on hold, some are just a pipe dream I guess, In a way I wouldn't have wanted to fulfill most of them, not yet anyway as it would not give me a lot to look forward to, I guess some short term plans have been fulfilled and we make new ones in our heads each day I guess.. But for me, well I'm working on some and some will probably never be a reality.. Brightest Blessings
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
30 Apr 08
WOW ITS GOOD TO SEE YOU, THOUGHT ID LOST YOU. Hope you are ok, I guess we all mix our fortunes, but im coming to Yeovil so ill be back in the south west yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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@Bizziebod (3526)
30 Apr 08
That's nice of you thanks for saying that! Well you'll only be just up the road from me then - I'm only in Exeter! Cool! Thanks for your kind words!
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
29 Mar 08
I made several life plans mostly short-term and few long-term but I'm not sure even my short-term is being fulfilled already. I'm so sad and now I'm making another plan. I think plans and hopes go together so I just have to keep on trying my luck, right? :) Cheers!
@ESKARENA1 (18300)
29 Mar 08
i wish you only the best and hope your plans come to fruition blessed be
@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
29 Mar 08
ehhh naw not really i really havent started my life jussstt yet , im about to get there but i want it to be at least a perfect start then again not everything can be as you want it to be , i think if i could go back i would tweak some things in my life a bit
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
29 Mar 08
i think regret is something we all have to put up with, lol it is part of the human condition thanks for the response
@jwfarrimond (4475)
29 Mar 08
I don't think that I ever had any long term life plan - just take it as it comes. Having said that, I do make short term plans - up to one year or so. Longer than that I think that there are to many uncertainties to make it worth while to make anything more than very basic goal type planning though even that quite often gets changed when something unanticipated happens. The military dictum: "Few plans survive contact with the enemy." and the quote from Robert Burns, " The best laid plans of mice and men aft gang agley." seem to be relevant here.
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
29 Mar 08
well i guess we all see life differently, some of us will plan, others not blessed be
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
27 Apr 08
No. when I was a teenager I wanted to be a movie star cause it seems so dashing and it will be very nice to become that popular and famous. But of course it never happen cause I dont had the face and talent :D Now my life plan is simple: just be healthy and happy for myself. Of course if I get rich it will be a bonus :D
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@pangeacat (619)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I don't think anyone's plans ever really go exactly as planned. I'm not saying that dreams don't come true, I fully believe that they can and do. I'm just saying, I don't think they ever come true in exactly the way we thought they would, or planned them out to be. I myself have planned a great many things. I don't think any of them have gone exactly as I imagined/wanted at the time. But, I'm satisfied with the direction my life has taken, and many of my dreams actually have been fulfilled, just not precisely how I thought they would. And, I have others, like becoming a published author, that have not been fulfilled fully. And, hey, I've got short term plans even that haven't been fulfilled, like that darned doctors appointment, and the corresponding dental appointment, though those are entirely my fault.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I think very few of our lives turn out exactly as planned...mine certainly didn't...I had a lot of hopes, dreams, goals and aspirations I wanted to fulfill at least by a certain age....then some strange and bizarre detours and set backs crept into my life....ah, but being the cockeyed optimist that I basically am....theirs still hope...isn't there??
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• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Well , I am still on the process of fullfilling my dreams. My life does not went on the way i planned it, but I think God planned it for myself. I learn the truth and the wrong and right. I learn to decide what will be for myself and i had known my true friends. I think God helps me a lot to run my life and I can make it through and surpass all the challenges with his blessings and mercy.
@tezovhemo (362)
2 Apr 08
we dont plan life life is what was meant to be ;)
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
AH! Right! LOL But then again I didn't really make plans so maybe it's what it should. I had an idea of how I wanted my life to be. I'm quite far from that right now, but I was really close for some time. I'm glad I didn't exactly have any rigid plans or else I would be a very disappointed and frustrated person :)
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I wanted to be happily married with children and have a house of my own. Well it was going going good until Dec.2004. I lost my good paying job,my new truck,my new house, and my marriage was going down hill. We had to go back to renting and as you probably have read my marriage ended in a divorce. I'm still renting,lost another job but my ex-husband has returned. But we are not married. So no my life plans are not all I dreamed them to be.
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• India
28 Apr 08
Well, I actually started taking life very seriously only after I felt it all ended. :) I dunno if this makes sense. Let me try to put it in different words: Many times, when you feel things are over, you realize that something new has begun. That is what happened to me. My big dream of marrying and becoming a Mom of four kids shattered, and I thought life was over, now I simply have to survive till I die. And then I started thinking, "ok fine, now what the hell shall I do till I die?" And that led me to make plans. I sat down and wrote it all in a book: make the garden greener and greener, keep pets, make lots of money, adopt kids, so on and so forth. And life started again. Strange, isn't it? My first goal, that is, make the garden greener and greener is slowly materializing. The garden is rewarding me everyday. I already have pets, something I never had before. Making money--I think I am on the way. :) So, yep, I think my life is finally under my control and all the plans I am making now will soon materialize. Cheers and happy mylotting
30 Mar 08
people make plans but it always changes, if you have a dream you need to work towards making then come to pass, but you will distractions that comes your way.
@derek_a (10902)
30 Mar 08
If I look back at my life, I can see that life turned out as I planned, but perhaps not as my ego had planned. When a crisis arose, I would feel stressed and disappointed, yet it always was like a crossroads where I was being led where my soul wanted, but not necessarily where I wanted to go! Through my Zen practice, I have learned acceptance and patience of what was happening in my life, and this, as I was told by a heart specialist 2 years ago in A & E, saved my life. By meditating on remaining calm and accepting of severe pain, I had prevented my heart from going into a major spasm when it was dealing with a blood clot. So my philosophy is, yes make plans and put everything in place, but accept whatever happens as it happens. :-)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Yes I think they have as I cannot think of anything I wanted to do that I have not already done.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 08
Some have and some haven't and never will now But the main Plan has been and that was to have 2 wonderful Children one of each if possible and I got that and for that I am happy
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
29 Mar 08
My life did not turn out as I expected it to but I am very happy with my husband and my daughter. I am very lucky to be where I am today with all that I have been through in my life. I guess I really cannot complain but it is a daily struggle and alot of work just to survive anymore. We are still working so hard to fulfill our life plans. It is going, slowly but surely. I hope we do finally reach our life goals.