Comprised of a lot of young singles and parents, Cultural Pioneers are employed across a range of industries: from education to retail, medicine to finance. Organised, stylish and sociable, Cultural Pioneers have strong intellectual leanings. Their education and willingness to keep learning is earning them $80k-and-higher salaries at their full-time jobs — and many haven’t even reached 30 yet.
Walk with Me
My brother teases me about my job: I’m a dental hygienist. He thinks I’m crazy putting my hands in people’s mouths all day long, but I don’t see it like that. For one thing, I wear gloves! And I get to meet lots of people, instead of staring at a computer for hours on end. It’s just a shame dental treatment is so expensive — the people who need it, can’t afford it. Our healthcare system has some real holes in it.
I’m studying Spanish at the moment — I’m off to Mexico next year for three months. It’ll be a culture shock after Wellington, but who wants a predictable holiday? I’ve been researching online, and already have a list of must-see ruins. Plus I downloaded a cool app about eating out in Mexico City.
My partner Tim and I took out a mortgage on this lovely apartment in Island Bay last year; I love it. It’s so close to everything: the restaurants and bars of Wellington, the CBD, parks. Tim’s still finishing up his PhD at the moment so is only working part-time. It’ll be a lot easier when he has a full-time job now that we have a house to pay off… actually, not meaning to brag or anything, but my income covers the mortgage — I’m mainly referring to the cost of our social life!
This weekend, some girlfriends and I are going to the Harbourside Market. We’ll probably have brunch then head over to the Hamish McKay gallery. Never a dull moment!