Making a Life Plan
Life needs a Goldilocks plan, not too detailed but not too vague, either. Ryan and Leslie cover the whys and hows of such a plan.
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Episode Minicasts - Making a Life Plan
Ryan and I zigged from our plan to have Mailbag Monday to Twitter Thursdays. A listener asked us about figuring out what you want to do when you are a young twenty something college student who likes to do lots of things. We answer here. (And that's the most fun we've had recording since we started.)
The advice I offer to women in this cast isn't new. I basically refreshed the advice given in the last chapter of The Feminine Mystique, “New Life Plan for Women”.
Some long term perspective. It may seem like a downer, but it is good to keep such things in mind.
"I was sort of hoping my life would follow the checklist model that I'd set up: go to college, marry my high school sweetheart, get a PhD, have a kid, (did I mention tenure?), live happily ever after, don't be a dink. Check, check, check, check, check. But what about when life comes apart? How do some people find a way to live beautifully alongside their limitations? I wanted to talk to someone who would know. Psychologist @angeladuckw studies the significance of resilience in high achievers. I spoke with her about the importance of finding your calling and how to develop resilience in ourselves and our kids: " This is from Kate Bowler. I highly recommend her work.
Another podcast, She Said/She Said, with an episode about on ramping your career after leaning back to stay at home with children. Good info for anyone currently trying to get back to a career and food for thought for anyone making a life plan.
The Peter principle. More food for thought when life planning.