Starting the new year having a plan/goal is a very good thing but how it plays out with your relationship with God is what matters more. Know this, that for every plan you have God has something much more in store, so as much as you have that set plan in mind, don't let it limit the move of God in your life. I can almost sense someone asking why? Most times our plans makes us rigid to God, acting in partial obedience which is total obedience. Because you have pictured it and say this is how it should go, shouldn't stop your yes to God because he knows you better than you. Your plans should in no way limit your obedience to God.
Your plan is your personal guide but stay open to God, so you can follow him as he takes you through the journey. You set plan with the imagination of your mind apart from the ones that God has probably revealed to you specifically before time, but for God he steps in with a sure plan knowing your end from the beginning. No matter how unpleasant it looks physical don't be stiff necked, obey and go at his lead. Stay with God.
God will not stoop to honoring your plan especially when he has something better, when he see's that you've placed your want above your need, rather you are the one to submit totally your will to his. Don't miss the best of what God has for you. Let his will be done, that his kingdom come as he alters and reshapes all for your good. His plan may not look like what you want at the beginning but the expected end will meet your need and satisfy your heart desire. Trust God he is THE PLAN!