What did you want to be when you grew up?

@34momma (13896)
United States
February 26, 2008 3:47pm CST
what did you want to be when you were a child? And are you doing it now? I wanted to be a doctor until i found out about all the blood and looking into people. So i changed my mind. Then after H.S. I was going to go into the Army with my best friend, until I found out I was pregnant. After I had my son, I found that being a mother is what I was suppose to be when I grew up, and I am loving it. How about you, what did you want to be when you were a kid?
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@yoz_43 (46)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
I wanted to be an athlete however I concentrated more on my studies. I am now an engineering graduate and currently working in the Information Tech field. Although I like my job today, sometimes I still think that or wish that I can become an athlete but knowing the hardships of athletes in training and discipline I don't think I can take that kind of hardship at all so sometimes I am content with my job.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
30 Jul 08
my son is about to start college for information tech. i am so happy and proud of him. it's what he loves to do and i think that is more important then a pay check. doing what you love to do.
@manya_pearl (1905)
• Singapore
5 Mar 08
When i was 5 years old, i interested to be a businessman, because i can sell many things successfully! But its changed when i was 6years old. I was joining the paint competition for children... i got the 1st winner! I really want to be an artist like picasso... but i did change. When i reached high school, I really wanted to become a scientist in laboratory after reading some books about science and discoveries in health science... i really want to become a medical lab scientist. I am taking now the program of medical lab science, i'm pursuing to become one... but if possible also, i wanna proceed to medicine, not sure. but i really interested to medicine... heheh
@34momma (13896)
• United States
30 Jul 08
that is a great job. i work for company that places people at companies for jobs like you want to do. they make a lot of money
• India
27 Feb 08
I had wanted to be a secret agent. But now I want to be someone who serves humanity... someone who would be remembered as one who serves humanity.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
that sound interesting. secret agent. sounds like something from TV.
• United States
27 Feb 08
I wanted to be a vet. I ended up as a nurse and now, at 36, I am a sahm of 3. *shrug* Now what do I want to be when I grow up? No idea...lol.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
LOL@ Shrug! that is to cute. so when you grow up you come back and let me know what you want to be!! LOL
• United States
27 Feb 08
I always wanted to be a musician (performing for an audience that is) and am currently working toward that goal. ^_^
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
well good for you herhippieIam. i think it is just wonderful when people follow their dreams! so i am hoping you find that your dream is everything you want it to be
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I wanted to be an OB nurse. I love babies. Then I graduated met the man of my dreams...I got pregnant. There went my dream...I went on to have 3 more children and loved every minute of it..Would not change a thing..
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
i have noticed there are a lot of people who wanted to go into the medical field. I am to grossed out by the things that go on in the hopital, I don't think I could handle that
• United States
26 Feb 08
All through my very young years I wanted to be a vet. I never got a chance to do anything tho. And then after high school I got into forensics. Im still really into forensics and hope that someday in the near future I can look into doing that.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
now that is a great job to have. I think it's a rewarding job being able to help found out what happened. To be able to help solve a mystery. I say go for it steffyhoney
@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I wanted to be a teacher and did it for a couple of years. Also wanted to run my own business, which is what I'm still doing now. My friends and I all wanted to have 2 children and be successful. I'm the only one with two children, who are now grown.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
wow it's great doing what you want to do. so congrats to you. what kind of business do you run?
@xlinzixx (511)
26 Feb 08
haha this is so sad but when i was younger i wanted to be a lawyer ever since i first seen the jim carey film liar liar lol i kinda flunked skewl abit tho and ive just recently decided to go back to school and get a degree in law.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I wanted to get into law too when i was younger. I have always had a thing for the law, and evertying that went with putting the bad guy away. well good for you, go for it and follow your dream
@ravinskye (8243)
• United States
26 Feb 08
For a long time I wanted to be a teacher. Then my best friend and I were going to move to florida and do some like marine biology or something like that. Then I decided I wanted to have my own daycare. I started working in a daycare as soon as I graduated. But after a few years of that I soon grew tired of other peoples kids lol. So now I'm a stay at home mom and loving it. I would like to do something from home. I love making gift baskets, but I don't know how much I can make from that in the small area I live.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Feb 08
teachers are amazing. and i think knowing that it wasn't for you is a smart choice. there is nothing worst then doing something you don't want to do. Even more so when it comes to handling children
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I wanted to be a paralegal, specializing in the childrens department (child custody, abused children, etc.) I wanted to be able to help kids. Then realized my temperment wasn't right for it. For I don't think I would have been able to idly sit back and watch kids being abused, and only able to file paper work on it. I would have gotten close and personal with the abuser. So second thought the whole thing, and realized it wasn't for me.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
26 Feb 08
that is a noble profession. when ever you work with children in any way. my best friend does this and i see the pain in her eyes when she tells me about her day and the stuff she sees.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
26 Feb 08
I always wanted to be a Lancaster bomber pilot. "A what" I hear you say. The Lancaster was a British plane that flew missions during the last two or three years of WW2. However, I was born after the last Lancaster bomber flew with the RAF and it was the only reason that I would want to be a pilot .So I toyed with water engineering in developing countries and the British Army, then joined what was then part of a UK Government Department. I was good at my job I think, got lots of promotions, became a Director until last year when I got very sick and left. I now am having a great year off before I do something again for the 9 years left before I can collect my pension. I haven't done what I wanted to do. But I have no complaints.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
26 Feb 08
yes you were so reading my mind! iwas saying "what" in my head. but that is kind of cool thing to have wanted to do. and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time off and get better
@miller1978 (1104)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I always wanted to be a nurse. One of my first jobs was in a nursing home as a T2, until I got my license then I was a CNA. After working around the nurses and seeing what all they had to do, I knew I couldn't do it. I can't stand needles as is and don't think I could do that to anyone else. Plus all the charting they have to do. I went as far as getting my Med-Aide license and even then at certain places you have to stick a person's finger, which I can handle better than doing IV's and drawing blood. I am also a mother and love being a mom. I have 5 beautiful children that I would love to stay home with all day if it was possible. Temporarily I am home with them but it's just until we get moved into a new house. Then I will be returning to the work force. (Not thrilled about that)
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I have a set of twin cousins and they are nurses. i take my hat off to them and you, because there is no way I could do it. i mean it is a lot to deal with mentally that I don't think I can handle on a day to day basis
@subha12 (18453)
• India
27 Feb 08
I wanted to be an engineer. Initially I wanted to be a scientist. later it changed to become engineer. Now I am one. I work as SW engineer.
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27 Feb 08
i am doing computer science in india from iete,new delhi my course name is dipiete-cs, after complition of this course i`ll like to join graduation in england or in australia,what you think to preffer me? where i have to be study? hat will better for me?
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
27 Feb 08
when i was a child,i wanted to be a sailor,just like my father,who had travelled around the world.when i was child,i always lay on the map,my little fingers just pointing the place that my father would had been to.and i was always so exciting about that. however,when i was grew up,my father told me to study hard,be a doctor or a lawyer,be anyone just not like him.he told me that sailor is a very very dangerous occupation.i didn't accept his idea and he scolded me,even beat me in order to make my mind into the school study.so when i chose the college,under my father's pressure,i didn't go to the sailor college. now, i didn't feel sorry cause my father do anything,he do it for me.maybe i didn't know anything about the dangers(he had told me some)how hard it would be. now i understand that maybe i just see the good sides of travelling around the world,just focus how happiness it would be.and forgotten how dangerous and difficult it would be.and i just thanks to my father. he once said:"you want to travel around the world,right?you don't need to worry about that when you master special skills and learn knowledge,then you will soon earn a lot of money ,and then u can travel around the world then. i believe his words,that's why i go to college and try to absorb the knowledge,just like the sponge.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
27 Feb 08
when i grow up.i want to become an engineer.Actually i thought of becoming a scientist.but it requires a lot of thought to be a scientist.
• United States
27 Feb 08
Athlete
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
27 Feb 08
Growing up, I wanted to be a mother, a nurse, and a couselor. The only thing that I have not yet experienced is the one I want the most. To be a mother. If I could just be a mother, nothing else would really matter.
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• Canada
27 Feb 08
What I DID want to be was either a Dentist or a Computer Programmer. Then it changed to a Airline Pilot. And more recently (Im still young) Im thinking of going into something with Geography or with Music .. Possibly a teacher even. Fun ahah ;)
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