I am writing this as my son is about to begin his senior year in college - senior year is one of anxiety, frustration and celebration. I remember the looming deadlines - both in my high school years and in the last year of college. It is tough! Why don't they make temporary sympathy cards for that?
Another "life" similarity might be when you are but 2 to 3 years from a scheduled retirement. The day after the last day looms in front of you with it's promise of freedom and the unknown. Does a plan make you feel any better? Or does it still make you anxious? Still in my mind a plan -- no matter how little is some relief. At least you have explored it -- not blocked it.
Change takes courage.