The time is today, but 2014. 5 years ago.
Someone asks you, perhaps in an interview, where you want to be in 5 years.
Do you know what you said? Do you even know what you would say now?
Did you make it?
I'm not sure I did, but I'm sure I'm entirely to blame. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I do wish I had evaluated my goals more often and kept myself on the path I want to be on. Evaluation is critical to progress and not just in linear progression, but to make sure your goals are still what you desire in the long run.
5 year ago, I was in my final year at university, looking to work in software development. I've now been working at the same software development company for 4 years - almost to the day. It was mid-June when I started in this company. I joined up straight out of University, hungry for knowledge and keen to help develop fresh software. It sounds cheesy, but as long as I'm learning, I'm happy.
As it stands right now, I don't feel like I'm learning enough at work. Emphasis on enough. There is always something to learn - new employees to mentor, new features to develop.
This entry has been quite therapeutic, so I might continue this another time… 200 words and out.