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Where Do You Want To Be In 10 Years…

January 30, 2019

Where do you want to be in 10 years time? Honest answer. I don’t know.

I was asked this on the weekend. I currently live in my 22nd house. I’m on corporate job 10 of 14 years. I am not married and there are no children. I live on the other side of the world to my family and routinly make new friends through social media!

10 years ago I had just left the UK for the third time and didn’t think I could return. Visa’s suck! I was studying my Masters and there was no way I could consider buying property. If you had told me I would graduate, buy a flat in Melbourne and fly to the UK a couple of years later I would have given you a massive hug!

Pretentious Fringe wearing her green coat standing next to a London Red Telephone box with the River Thames in the background.

It’s great to have goals and challenges but 10 years is too far for me. I think asking someone where they think they will be in 10 years is a anxiety instagating question. There are few of us who would be able to answer and with so many uncertainies these days I find it is a conversation killer. If you are curious about people’s goals and dreams rephrase your question to what are you working towards? Removing the time frame makes the question more open and kind.

I personally like 1-3 year plans. I’m thinking about this year which includes wedding celebrant training and exploration of the UK. There will be travelling to Australia for my sisters wedding and getting that last credit card paid off! Longer term I am saving up so I can potentially sell my flat and move. One day I would like to get a sausage dog and call him Henri. Ideally I would like to spend the three winter months our of the UK in a warmer climate! PF xo

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