Daily Archives: April 24, 2015

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’ve always hated that question when being interviewed for a job or just in general.

Jeff and Angela in Abadiania
Jeff and Angela 

I have to admit, I’m not goal-oriented and I don’t have a strong sense of ambition. Success and money is nice, but it doesn’t drive me.

What does get me going is my ability to stop and smell the roses. Yeah, I know, what a cliché, what an easy, cheesy answer.

But it’s true.

When I met my wife Angela, I was 34 years of age, working as a small-town reporter/photographer, renting a room in a house and paying minimum payments on my credit card – which more than once paid for my share of drinks at the local bar. I was content with no need to look further than my next pay cheque.

Then Angela saw my potential. We got married, bought a house, raised a child (more…)