Where do you see yourself five years from now? #FPQ

It’s funny but I used to really hate being asked this question in job interviews. How the heck would you know where you were going to be in five years?! Especially as a young person, as the idea of being in the same place five years later would literally terrify me.

Now this question has been posed by fellow blogger Fandango as his provocative question. You can see his post Here.

I feel like I have two realities that could be equally possible. Almost like a Sliding Doors scenario if anyone has seen that movie.

1 – I will still be living in Australia, working as a nurse and teacher but living further afield. I will move out of the big smoke to somewhere more rural, purchase an amazing property, have my own car and have a couple of dogs. I will be able to travel home to Northern Ireland once or twice a year as covid will no longer be an issue.

2 – I will be living at home in Northern Ireland. Covid is still an issue and we cannot travel to Australia as freely as before. I will have a similar life, working as a nurse, buying my own property, purchase my first car and have two dogs. I may be considering a career change as nursing travels deeper and deeper into the depths of despair with the NHS sinking (hopefully not). I will have lots of great times with family and friends, seeing them whenever I please. I will travel all around Ireland (albeit with my raincoat and umbrella) and will travel all over Europe (covid restrictions permitting if still exists).

To be honest, any one of these scenarios would be fine as long as I remain healthy and my loved ones stay safe and well 😊.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Thanks for reading,

Wayne ✌🏽

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  1. I love it! I swear sometimes I can’t even see where I’m going to be at TOMORROW, so it’s crazy to think of where I see myself in five years. Hopefully doing something with my life by helping people in some sort. I currently have an unfulfilling job- medical billing, and I can only do so much with it. Possibly finishing my bachelors degree in marketing. I would love to work for Make A Wish Foundation one day 😍. No kids, hopefully, still married 🙏, healthy and alive. Oh and write a book! You really got me thinking and inspired now 🤔!!!

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  2. It’s so sad to think that covid-19 could still be here with us… but sure it could. However, i think it will be like a normal flu in the future.

    Your plans sounds good! I gues, I will also get a dog… and cats too to my new idyllic apartment outside Helsinki, in some small town, where I am planning to move in with my spouse.

    However, as you said, the most important thing is to stay healthy, and that these remaining loved ones (many of whom have already left) should also stay healthy!

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      1. Helsinki is great but I want to settle down to smaller place partly because of this covid-19 but I have always enjoyed of being in country so I want to stay in some more rural peace but I don’t leave far from Helsinki.

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  3. I hated that question too and NEVER asked it when I was interviewing. Now that I am a certain age, my advice is this, Wayne….in twenty years time you will regret the things you didn’t do much more than the things you did. Seize the moments when they arrive!

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  4. I don’t have a particular 5 year plan. I hope to be alive long enough to become a burden 😉 Means having to have a plan to stay above ground for at least the next 5-6 years+ 😀 If the health care providers don’t kill me or drive me out of my mind in the next 5 years, and I can get a suitable specialist after COVID is over, I’m pretty set on managing A & J PEI Treasures and our creative endeavours.

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  5. It has been a pleasure reading your blog postings. Your essays were always well- thought and meaningful. I wish you luck with your 5 year plan.

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