What I told her is that I want to explore different occupations and social experiments; like going to Batanes and pretending to be mute. ^_^ She didn't look amused and started lecturing.
I thought I was already ambitious then it got me thinking; Am I too simple minded for my age (late 20's)?
One of my colleagues told me I should go back to the industry or do public practice since my value would grow faster that way but that move may take my peaceful nights and family weekend bondings. I work 12 hours a day, 5 days a week with my weekends spent studying until last December. I don't get to save a lot though since my spendings are just as much as my earnings.
At my age, people expect me to be the head of the finance department at some company. An offer which I turned down two years ago to stay in the academe.People think it was a stupid decision. What people don't understand is that, I enjoy what I do and I don't want to deprive myself of the things that get me inspired.
I have plans for my future that are not in line with my profession and not as they expected. Of course they have no idea since I don't tell anyone simply because they don't need to know.
In case I'm confusing you, my ultimate dream is to retire comfortably at the age of 35 and be able to do everything in my bucket list without financial worries. I'm not saying I wont be working. I just don't want to take an 8-5 job but still be able to earn more than what I currently do
If people don't find that ambitious enough, then we probably have different priorities and outlook in life. Then again, it doesn't make my dream any less lower than anyone else in the same field.
What's your ultimate dream?