For me, this has largely revolved around visas. All of my visas for NZ and Australia have been 1 year - which makes planning beyond that time very difficult.
That said, it's suited me very well. I don't need to know what I'll be doing in 5 years' time - I still scoff at the idea of 5-year-plans, at people going on dinner dates saying "So where do you see yourself in five years' time?"
Juggling rabbits? Owning the moon? Peru? Fuuuuuuuuuuuck off.
But I do like to have a very good idea about where I'll be in 1 year, and a fairly good sketch for 2 years. Having a guide is useful, and staying flexible is too.
In amongst all this, people often ask me things like:
- "So why are you doing that?"
- "Why can't you do that?"
- "That's a bit weird isn't it?"
Update: My plane was not Adventure Time-themed. I'm devastated.