10 years and counting by Evan Tanswell - Profesor de inglés

10 years and counting

Wow ten years into the future, It's amazing what can happen in this amount of time. If I look back on what I have achieved in the last ten years where I have created a family of 6 with four children, travelled around the world, living in 4 major cities London, Sydney, Brisbane and Barcelona and now looking to start a new career online the possibilities are limitless. Its time to start to look at the big picture and really expand my horizons. So this is what I can see for myself in the future.

The best place to start from and explain my self is to start from the beginning of my working career.  I started on by becoming an electrician. This lead to me becoming a manager of a business which lead to me managing multiple businesses. After burning my self out and not being able to carry I left this career path and started working as a scuba diver instructor. As this is a very much a sessional job I had to stop. After that I found myself teaching English to kids between the ages of 3 and 11.  With all these experiences I really started to appreciate the necessity of being flexible and to make sure you don’t have all your eggs in one basket. The biggest job that I have is being a stay at home father to my four children. This has been the most difficult job I have ever had. The kids at times are a lot of work but at the end of the day when you see them smile that is my payment for doing a good job. It is a full-time position, with my wife doing long hours at work and only seeing her in the late hours of the night it is physically and mentally draining.


So now to the future and what I see myself doing in 10 years. Being able to work from any location in the world as long as I have an internet connection. I am sure in ten years wifi will be everywhere or we will be using a completely different system to connect with the rest of the world. This being the case, it brings up where in the world would I work from. There are so many awesome places I have been and so many more that I have not even heard of yet. At this point in time, I would like to see myself near the sea in a tropical place where I can be with my family, work in a comfortable atmosphere and in my spare time be in the sea diving. This narrows it down a little I guess. Hot weather all year round, in a place I can dive and with my family. Unfortunately, I can not decide on one place so am going to choose a few of them from the top of my head. Being from Australia and having some of the best diving in the world this location would be a location on top of the list but I feel it would also limit me being there as it has a very high cost of living. The south of Spain, I can teach English online and in-person there. With Great weather and the Mediterranean sea to dive into this seems the perfect place. But what about the Philippines or Papua New Guinea. It is cheaper there and the diving is probably better but can I live there for a long time with my family? Probably not, this does not mean I do not want to live there but brings me back to why I can not choose one place and have to choose many and maybe the best thing to do is try them one at a time. 


 As for working this has to be from a flexible location, this is a must in today’s environment and with how I see myself moving from place to place. This will also help with other factors such as the coronavirus outbreak and the world shutting down. You need to know you have a steady platform and income to work from that is not affected by these things. Work will have to be enough for me to survive and obviously make life enjoyable, give me fulfilment and sufficient money to support everything. So far this job has eluded me but I feel I am finally on the right path with an online career as the options seem unlimited with the right education. I will also have to find the right balance of work and play so I can enjoy all of this. This is why I want to be able to work from anywhere in the world so I can be around my kids and not have to worry about someone taking my job away from me. By doing this course it is giving me another avenue to making money when I need it with the only tools to be used are my phone and laptop. When I was an electrician I needed a van load of equipment and tools to be able to work correctly as a dive instructor I needed tanks, dive equipment, books and a classroom to be able to perform the job. These are the reasons why working online is so appealing to me. Learning new skills and sharping other skils I already have increases the potential that I have. With all the training I have done and will continue to do into the future the job opportunities that I want to have will be blogging, story writing, life coaching and teaching online. These are just a few possible positions that I am working towards and that I know of at the moment. I am sure new doors will open at the right time and who knows what the future will hold for my developing career.


So to say where I see my future self in ten years I would like to say I would be in a more then one place but if I had to choose one. As long as at the location I can go diving and follow my Passion. I also see myself working online and making enough money to support my family and being able to travel whenever I need. I also see my self continuing my self-growth through education and learning while making my living online, this will not only allow more opportunities to come but it will also give me confidence that I can achieve anything. This is where I see my self in the future being happy and fulfilled with life and no regrets.


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