Today on the main site, I published an article on crafting the life you want. It's al about creating a plan and blueprint for your life. I'm opening this thread up for men to share their plans with others if they want to, get feedback, and offer support to each other. 

 

Looking forward to reading your life's blueprint. 

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I'll retire when I'm 50 if I do not have to pay for either of my son's college educations. If I do have to pay for either or both that's fine as well, but it would be nice to retire when I am 50.

I am 25 now, married with two kids and right now we are not planning on any more.

 

In the next year we will hopefully sell the house we have and build a house that I have designed on a lot that I have found that meets my desire to be outdoors and my wife’s desire to be in a neighborhood, it is also midway between where each of us works and the price is right, it took several years of designing, looking, and saving, but it was worth the wait.

 

Now I am a youth leader for my church but when my daughter gets old enough I will get active in girl scouts and when my son gets old enough I we get active in cub scouts.

 

At some point while my kids are at home I would like to venture into local politics, school board, city council, or some advisory board.

 

After my kids are grown I would like to run for the state legislature, but that is about as far as political aspirations go.

 

Sometime between 45 and 50 I would like to leave my job as an accountant and get a job as a high school math/business/finance teacher.  I plan to work until I am at least 70 and plan to live until I am at least 130.

I've got others I'm not interested in taking the effort to share, but this is at the tip-top of the list right now.

 

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Yes. Contingency plans are something that needs to be considered.

 

I've adopted a sort of 5-year-ish blueprint system. I have life goal blueprints and then more specific blueprints that fit into a 5 year span. Makes things a bit easier to get a grip on.

 

Chicks dig a man with a plan too. Haha!

 My life's blueprints.

 

It's funny to here of someone talking about retiring at 50. Not knocking it, but I am now 50 and in the process of figuring out what I am going to do for the rest of my life. I will have my degree completed in a few months, which opens up a range of new possibilities, including relocating since my last kid will be off to college in another year or so.

I have no doubt I will likely be in your shoes when I am 50 as well Michael. I'm 30 now. In 20 years there is no telling where I may be, or if I'll even be alive. Retiring at 50 was always this sort of goal to shoot for that sounded great when I said it. The more I say it now the more I realize it really means by the time I am 50 I will own everything I ever plan to own and I will owe no one.

So while retiring at 50 would be something, I just want to be able to say I don't need anything else and I don't owe anybody anything.

Nicholas, I'm really not knocking it....I think it is a very worthwhile goal. Funny thing is, I used to say the same thing. Not owing anything to anyone is a better goal to me, and I hope that you get there.

Oh I know you were not knocking it. My father used to always say "You have no idea what you want, or what you want to do. And by the time you are old enough to finally realize it you will either be too old to do it, or too old to enjoy it."

I surely hope I can prove him wrong.

I'm 25 and I don't really have a blueprint; I'm making it up as I go along.  I have goals, and I know how to achieve them, and I'm actively working toward them (there's a big "hurry up and wait" element to it), but I have nothing that resembles a timeline for what I do and when.

I'm almost twice your age and that's how I've lived. When I was your age I remember sitting with some other friends in a farm field discussing our future. I remember staring straight out into the blue sky, saying "I don't care about the future, what is important to me is right now."

I'm still like that, making things up as I go along. Of course I'll set goals as needed here and there, but I don't wrap them up into one big package.

And you know what? Things have worked out wonderfully. I have no regrets.

Ironic, because I'm a designer, creating plans are my forte LOL.

Lol. Im a Scheduler\Planner for a Component Rebuild Group. At work im spot on but at home im always late.

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