Spanning Generations X and Y, Big Futures are often married, sometimes with kids, and tend to live in houses rather than the trendy apartments so often favoured by Metrotechs. Employed in responsible public- and private-sector jobs, they sometimes need to take work home to get it all done. While not earning stratospheric salaries, they’re well enough off to really enjoy life.
Walk with Me
Both my parents are Greek so I grew up surrounded by family. Even now Nick, the twins and I go over for a meal most weekends. Mum always over-caters, of course. The kids don't mind - they make the most of the chance to fill up on Yaya's amazing cooking. And to be honest, so do Nick and I!
Dad was a labourer so he’s proud that I’ve done so well. When I graduated there was a huge family celebration; all my uncles, aunts and cousins were there. Back then, I would never have guessed I’d end up working as a Program Manager for a migrant educational service, but I love it: we really make a difference to peoples’ lives.
Nick and I are obsessive about paying as much as we can off the mortgage — well, not so obsessive we can’t treat ourselves and the kids occasionally. We still go out and have fun, but I’m careful you know. Not everything has to have a designer label. And Mum and Dad help out heaps with babysitting.
Most of my friends live on this side of town which is great. A couple of girlfriends and I do yoga together on Saturday mornings, followed by a big grocery shop at Preston Markets. Tonight a bunch of us are going to ‘Jazz at the Zoo’. We’ll kick back with a gourmet picnic while the kids run amuck.