Five years ago I was already an engineer. I wouldn’t have been surprised. If you had told me that I would still be working on the same project in the same research team I would have been more surprised.
I would have been happy though. Five years ago I knew I loved my job and wanted to keep doing it for as long as possible. Some days I get tired but it’s worth it. If you said to me that I would still be an engineer in five years from now, my answer would be the same. I would be delighted and grateful.