When I left the company where I was for the one where I am now, I had a long discussion with the Chief technology officer. He is an extremely brilliant person, whom I admire and respect very much.
At one point in our conversation, he asked me this:
Where do you see yourself in five years, doing what?
To which I replied that I see myself probably in the WordPress ecosystem (mainly), in a engineering role.
So he asked me:
What about in 30 years?
To which I was unable to give a precise answer.
The truth is, I can’t say exactly what I’ll be doing (or maybe what I want to do) in 30 years.
I just know that in less than a year, my aspirations in terms of professional role have changed a lot. Very much actually.
Every day that passes, I understand the true meaning and scope of the question he asked me that day.
But, whatever I’ll be doing, I hope (and I will do everything ) that it will be something I love, and that I am happy and fulfilled in doing it.
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