Everyone's story is different, don't compare.
it's okay to not have the best laid plans when you're just starting over.. even if you've been starting over for the past 10 years.
the truth is that, you can't really plan your entire life in the short amount of time that you've lived. because a lot of things are partly happenstance, partly divine intent, and partly you, being there at the right moment with all that is right.
what you can do is only your best.. you can have little road maps that you refer to once in a while.. and learn more from people and life than what the books tell you.
everyone's story is different.. don't compare.
and if you find yourself on the wrong road, just trust that life will eventually lead you down the right one. because if there's anything that you can count on, it's the fact that you're still alive.