How could I have done that! I complimented an NF!Less intelligent than me? So do you mean that you think intelligence is one of my better qualities? That's quite a compliment from an NT to another type, you realize?
You're smart, girl, focused and future-oriented, that's why your worry, since you're thinking ahead and seeing the gaps between what you want and where you are at.
A lot of younger people (dammit, you make me feel old) just don't plan and get by on a wing and a prayer. I think you stand a risk of over-thinking and becoming too mired into the details though. Pros and cons of both approaches, but different strokes.
When faced with a big issue. The trick is to break it down into little parts, and tackle it a bit at a time? You can clear a mountain by preparing a rocket launch and parachute, and aim to do it in one leap. But you could also do it a step at a time, yea? And please remember to breathe too.
I see where you're coming from - take care of existence/survival (of which safety is one), before trying to live. It is sensible, and I think you of all, will know how to live within your means, and not make hasty decisions which could jeopardise your situation.It isn't really about my self-esteem as it is about keeping things together, I won't think less of myself so much as I'll be scared for my safety. And if I manage to do well enough to keep my income and living situation stable and have enough money, then I can probably try to focus on something a little higher, like doing things that are important to me. I just see keeping my situation above a certain point as being necessary to move forward. I'm less worried about it since I spoke to my mother who thinks I can do better because of my skills and tendency to worry about the future more.
But do learn to take it easy as well, yea? You'll be fine as long as you do not get too attached to your successes/failures.