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What did you want to be when you grew up ?

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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 11:35 PM
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And how badly disappointed are you with how it actually turned out ? .. You know wanting to be an astronaut and ending up a plumber .. Or did you get all your dreams come true ?




posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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All I ever wanted was to not be mediocre. As an aside, while being a plumber doesn't come with a cool title like "doctor," it does, in many situations come with a similar salary.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 12:00 AM
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Still in high school...

But at first I wanted to be an ice cream driver. All the free ice cream ever!

Then an astronaut. Going to the moon...what a dream.

After that, an engineer. Making the future, hell yeah!

Now, I want to work in finance.

Already accepted into my major.

Currently...washing dishes/cook. Not bad for my age



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 12:22 AM
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I wanted to be a jazz musician but my musical talent was so limited that I had to settle for being a rock star.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 05:34 AM
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Dance..thats all I wanted to do.
but dreams get cut short by reality.
I still watch and think, if only....:shk:



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 08:54 AM
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I am the one who wanted to be an astronaut. *shrugs* but I am lousy in math.

So I because a well water tester/inspector. And now my recession job is a secretary.

NOW I want to open my own natural food mart.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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I wanted to be a famous musician. (ages 6-to present)
Then I wanted to be a chemical engineer (ages 12 - 12.25...didnt last long)
Ages 12-18 I didn't want to be anything. Just a millionaire.
Then I wanted to be a computer nerd. (ages 18-20)
Ages 20 - present I just worked at everything I did. Different jobs. No careers.

Finally, I gave in to the ever elusive American Dream...*ehem* money, and became an industrial electrician/instrument man.

But, I still play my guitar. I just know what pays bills and what doesn't.

In my dreams, I want to open my own business.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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I wanted to be a singer... and still do.

Who knows... may still happen.:shk:



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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I had always wanted to drive a garbage truck and take all the garbage away. For some reason I thought it was a really important job.


Second place for me was to be an archaeologist. Yes, I had my own collection of clumps of dirt taped to paper.


Thirdly, I thought I had wanted to be a teacher. My cousin wanted to be teacher more than me, so I always had to play the student, go figure.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup
I wanted to be a singer... and still do.

Who knows... may still happen.:shk:


If you sing, then you are a singer.

Living the dream is in the action, the passion, the love of art.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa


If you sing, then you are a singer.

Living the dream is in the action, the passion, the love of art.




Awwww cheers mate.

Having stage fright doesn't help but still... yes... i sing and love it, so i guess i am a singer



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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I wanted to be a gas station attendant, or a trucker, I'm really not sure why I wanted to be either of these.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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I always wanted to be a scientist. I have worked in research and got my name on a paper that was published so that was nice.

I still work in science so I guess I have been lucky.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 09:42 PM
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I always wanted to be the first woman Supreme Court justice. Seriously, that's what I told everyone beginning in elementary school all the way through high school into college. I was in pre-law until that floosey Sandra Day O'Connor stole my job! After that, sigh, nothing's been the same. And no, I never went to law school after college either...

Seriously, it wasn't that dramatic but it did affect me a little.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Astronaut and, not or, and an archaeologist.

But now I have decided that I shall instead be a multi-millionaire rock and roll star.




posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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A Fire Engine!

"neee-nawww-neee-naww"



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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I wanted to be an astronaut as well. As far as disappointment. I don't feel any, I don't have time to think about that what if. I must focus on what I have going now, which is retail sales/ animal maintenance for a pet specialty chain.

Honestly I really like. I am learning every day. It's challenging. The animals are f'ing awesome. Minus the scorpions, well they look cool. So yeah...



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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I wanted to be a mechanic, but since I was a girl, daddy said no. He said I'd be working with men, and IF I could even manage to get a job, it would disrupt the workplace and they'd find a reason to let me go. I wanted to work with animals, but was told I could never make enough money to support myself doing that.

Now I am a nurse and I make good money and absolutely HATE my job. At least I make enough so that in my spare time, when I'm not half dead/mentally fried from work, I do home improvement projects at my house, build things like chicken coops, and have a bunch of pets that keep me sane.

Take my advice: follow your instincts and ignore what everybody else is telling you is best for you. Nobody knows you better than you.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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It can be a sexist environment, but more to the point, I dont' think dad wanted all those guys gawking at his daughter.

My husband went to automotive school, and there were like 3 girls there, they get A LOT of attention.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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I wanted to be a police officer, and I did become one I just had to spend 4 years in animal control first.

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