|Newburgh, Indiana River Front. Photo by Karen D. Austin|
As I travel through life, I find that planning my life out 50 years ahead is futile.
Spending a lot of time thinking about the next 10 years or even the next 5 years ends up distracting me too much from current opportunities.
Now I visualize my life more in six months increments. I might project a little further ahead, but I don't spend much time doing that, and those plans remain more ethereal.
Right now, I'm in a great state of flux.
I'm selling my Kansas house in May and moving to Indiana.
Not only do I have to manage a lot of pragmatics, I am managing emotional and conceptual aspects of my life. A lot of my identity is wrapped up in my social connections and roles in various organizations.
By moving 600 plus miles away, I will have to reinvent myself. Again.