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What other life goals have you got?

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So Moving to Australia is one but what are your next life goals?

 

too spend a year or two in New Zealand, then do a road trip through all the best bits of mexico, america and canada are next on my list. (going to spend at least the next four years here first though) :)


My Aussie pictures - https://instagram.com/paulbell5/

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Guest guest17301

That's a good question Paul...not too sure, I tend to get an idea in my head at random then go all out to get it! Maybe I'll get itchy feet again in a few years who knows.

One goal I do have is to further specialise in my current job and move into some sort of counselling/advisory role for Haematology/oncology patients.

I also want to concentrate on attaining the goal of owning our own home in Australia and making it my own dreamhouse. Also want a pool or a spa within the next few years!

I'd like to have the luxury of choosing my own hours at work/maybe do some voluntary work in an overseas country in a healthcare field (can't see Pete going for that one though):huh:

Also I would love to foster children when my youngest is a bit older. Don't want any more of my own but I would like to give respite care to long term foster parents maybe..possibly children with special needs as maybe could use my nursing skills.

Look forward to seeing the replies on this one.

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I want want to have more financial freedom!! No mortgage!!

 

Rudi


 

 

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Simple...get a bigger barra

Oh and get a squiz at the Great Barrier Reef...It's only 70 km from here, in Mackay.

Done virtually all the other things in my life that I wanted.

 

Cheers, Bobj.

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Guest Aldo

I'm not really goal orientated but although it sound mushey, I would be happy just to see my kids grow up happy and healthy and when they're gone i would love to sell up and live on a boat island hopping the med and Caribbean.

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Guest Working to fish
Simple...get a bigger barra um for me simple any barra will do.

Oh and get a squiz at the Great Barrier Reef...yes to fish the great Barrier Reef ( one day i will ,i am going to make this a goal )

 

 

Oh and the other goal of mine ,fish more ,work less.

 

 

eddie:yes:

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Guest proud2beaussie

Easy,Make my UK business interests profitable and find time to meet Gill and thank her in person for all the help she gives people on PIO.

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Guest JoanneHattersley

I think I`d have to say.....

 

  • Seeing Mum and Dad live out their days here. I know how much of a dream it was of Mums to live here and what a priviledge to be able to make that come true for her!
  • Living many happy years with my husband! Married 15 years in 10 days or so!
  • Increase my work skills and become a clinical nurse specialist in my area.
  • Clinical education is another area i`d love to work in
  • A hot air balloon flight - it is so one of my greatest wishes!!

 

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Guest roma 1

Hi,

My goal at the moment is getting our daughter through her SATS tests!!

I have found test papers going back to 2003 to help her and a old friend is a teacher and another one a university lecturer so pulling out all the stops as she is a bright girl but panics in test conditions!!She is only 11 in May and it is so much pressure to put on young people!!

Gail xx

Think i will put the SATS websites i have found helpful on here.

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...to spend the kids' inheritance before I die!

 

Actually, semi-seriously, this is true. With the exception of a 4 year old "afterthought" both my kids and my wife's (it was a re-marriage for both of us about 5 years ago) are grown and out of the house. Between us we have enough offspring that, split evenly, none would get a life-changing amount and we're not willing to play favourites.

 

So, the goal is to provide for the youngest and spend the rest of our meagre cash on a comfortable life and a lot of travel. I saw a lot of the world through work and there are many places I'd like to see again and show my wife. Add to that the family we have dotted all over the world, and we can spend a lot of time on planes.

 

Beyond that, there's a lot to see in our adopted country and we're already talking of renting a motorhome for a while and going walkabout (or is that driveabout?). Anyway, I feel a full and rich retirement coming on!

 

Bob


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

 

-Dorothy Parker

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Guest HONEY

HI - WELL I'M FORTY NEXT YEAR, SO I WOULD JUST LOVE TO GET IN A CAGE WITH GREAT WHITES!! I KNOW IT SOUNDS TOTALLY CRAZY BUT I JUST HAVE A REAL URGE TO DO IT:yes:

 

LYNNE:goofy:

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Guest tiff

My next life goal is to move out of Australia, and move to Colorado. Oh yeah!

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Guest proud2beaussie
My next life goal is to move out of Australia, and move to Colorado. Oh yeah!

Good luck getting a US visa then.

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Some of my 'goals'/wishlist for the future

 

1. Seachange within 2 years (and a speedboat would be nice!)

2. Roadtrip with my old school chum in the USA (happening next year in July)

3. Buy or start another business of my own (have had 2, time for number 3)

4. Going to work with white lions and stay in a Zulu village in South Africa (in Oct)

5. Go bushwalking in the highlands of Scotland (lived there once but never did it)

6. Finish writing my book

7. Look after my health - everything else depends on it (cancer has taken 3

members of my family in only a few years, my brother last year at age 44)

8. Get another dog - they give such joy.

9. Go fishing more often with my son

 

I think that's enough for me to sleep on for now :SLEEP:


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

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Guest jam jar
My next life goal is to move out of Australia, and move to Colorado. Oh yeah!

 

 

 

 

snap!!!

 

yeh' thats our next goal, (although i cant see it ever happening),

 

our first goal was to get out of england and live abroad,

done that now,

so would like a few more years here in australia, then move onto the US, (california, ideally, around san fransisco or a bit further north)

 

joanna

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If you really want to live in the USA, northern California is lovely, as is Oregon just to the north.

 

However, just to be contentious, I have to say it would take a lot to persuade me to move to the US. I have major issues with things like their gun laws (or the lack thereof), the world's most expensive medical system without any real protection for the poor, the education system and the general attitude to life. I was actually offered jobs in the USA on a couple of occasions and, after consideration, turned them down both times.

 

Bob


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

 

-Dorothy Parker

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Guest Tim

I've always had one burning desire and want: -

To see and explore more of our wonderful planet in which we live and enjoy together.

 

Awesome and inspirational film this - now available on youtube - drag up a pew and have a glass of your favourite and watch all ten parts. (Slow start, great scenery and picks up): -

 

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And

To catch bigger fish for ever :biglaugh:

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Guest Tim

If you haven't got an hour or so... the trailer :biggrin:

 

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Guest brooksey

Tims idea sounds good

Although i've been privliged to see a lot of the world there is still plenty more to see.

Edinborough is one city i've never seen as is Rome.

I would also love to do a tour of South Africa and if i have enough money i would love to work in Africa as a volenteer for a year.

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I stayed with my friend in the US (the one I'm doing the road trip with - see

above post - and saw a bit of the east coast. ) She enlightened me about life as a resident in the US (she is an Aussie whose partner is working there). They find it very different to Australia in so many ways, not always good either - healthcare, gun laws, the food is sugary/salty everywhere and not kept at correct temperatures in shops/tourist places ,McDonalds especially, burgers lukewarm. My friend's partner is made fun of at his work due to the fact that my friend cooks meals for the family every night, they think that's hilarious (why would you do that when you can get 'takeout'?).

I was warned to keep my 16 year old away from the bar at one place we went to, but then they asked if she wanted to try a gun on the gun range - the same one where a woman shot herself and her son only a few weeks ago. I think I would rather my 16 year old had a beer !

Having said that there are some wonderful places to see and visit in the US, but if I wanted to live somewhere other than Australia/UK I don't think it would be there. Only my opinion though.............


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

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Guest jam jar

america wins hands down for us, i must admit agree totally about the gun laws, (or lack of!!), so that would be a worry, but it wouldnt put me off.

spent alot of time in northern california, san fransisco has got to be my most favourite city, such a fantastic skyline.

but would like to live a bit further north, totally away from all the touristy (fast food, mc donalds for every meal crap), where they live in the hills and 'Do' cook fresh homemade meals, and you take homebaked cookies round to your new neighbours, who's house isnt built right ontop of yours, but you can just see it across the way!

and take little holidays to places like lake tahoe, lay on the beach looking across to the snow capped mountains.

and to meet people, pleased to meet you, and to hear your lovelly english accent, (ok the americans are abit sickly sweet), but they are genuinly pleased to meet you.

 

(sorry!! just went into a world of my own then).

(oh i'd be on a plane tomorrow if i could!!)

maybe, one day!!

 

joanna

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Guest littlesarah

Good thread!

 

My dreams/goals are rather simple (in no particular order):

1. Build our own house near the beach.

2. Set up my own practice, near to home.

3. Earn/save enough money to pay for my parents to visit Aus by boat.

4. Get another vee-dub campervan, to love, cherish & look after forever.

 

But first I need to get to Australia & get a job...

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4. Get another vee-dub campervan, to love, cherish & look after forever

I've got one of those,it's not in great condition but with a little T &C it could be great,if you can get yourself over to Victoria before June you can have it for $500.00.

I can post a photo if you like.

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Guest littlesarah

Aw, damn! We don't arrive til early July!

 

What year is it? Our last one was a '76 with Viking roof. It was in near-perfect condition as a van, & when we sold it (to return to the UK) made a profit after re-doing the interior! The only trouble with owning an air-cooled vee-dub is that it takes a lot of energy & patience!! But there's nothing like the 'dac-dac' of the engine as you chug along...

 

Sarah

 

PS: I'd love to see a pic, always like to look at veedubs.

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