Quiet Achievers may not earn as much as some Metrotechs, but it’s only a matter of time. This group has big career goals, and is focused on getting ahead in industries like IT, communications, retail and community services. Aged mainly 20-29, they are just as likely to be married as they are single, but unlikely to have any kids yet
Walk with Me
Prani and I were married a year ago. We had two ceremonies: one for our families in Mumbai and one here. We met at university, at a lunchtime talk by a Greens MP. These days, I’m a web developer and Prani’s a nurse, but she’s only part time at the moment because she’s gone back to uni to finish her Masters of Health Science. Our plan is to work hard for a few more years then, when we can afford it, start a family.
We rent an apartment in Upper Riccarton. It’s a bit small, but the rent’s affordable and we’re really close to the bus stop, making it easy for me to get to work in the city and for Prani to get to Christchurch Hospital and University of Canterbury. Westfield Riccarton is really close, which is convenient too.
Prani’s an amazing cook, and we like to throw dinner parties. But there’s so many good eateries around here, especially Asian ones, that we don’t eat home-cooked meals as often as we should. One of our little indulgences, I guess.
My big passion is technology. I love how fast everything changes and I’m always up with the latest trends and hardware. When Apple released the iPhone 5s I went into town really early and queued up to make sure I didn’t miss out. Sounds nuts, I know.
Tonight we’re meeting some friends at a vegetarian restaurant, and we’ll probably go to a morning step class tomorrow to work it off. We don’t go out heaps but that’s okay. Right now, we’re happy just being together and saving for our future.