do you still remember what would you like to be when you were a kid?

@Jhordie (5115)
Philippines
June 17, 2008 12:23pm CST
I am a pickle-minded person eversince. If I can remember very well, I WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A DOCTOR when I was a kid!!! But as soon as I started my Elementary education ... I WISH TO BECOME A SCIENTIST!!! Then on my highschool days... I DREAM TO BECOME A LAWYER!!! and on my last year as a senior high... I HOPE TO BECOME A PSYCHOLOGIST!!! But guess what, I wasn't able to fulfill any of those dreams. LOL NO DISAPPOINTMENT AT ALL because I AM A NURSE NOW and studying TO BE A TEACHER as well. Please do remember one thing, that even if our plans seem to be as good as we knew it, ONLY GOD KNOWS WHICHEVER IS BETTER FOR US!!! NOW It's your time to share your childhood dreams and aspiration... I will be glad to listen to it.
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Hello Jhordie, I was shy back then and very picky! I have no specific dream before...LOL, I just want to act out a lot, maybe I had the frustration of becoming an actress...And used to love to play guitar but ended up knowing only few basic things about it. In High School, I wanted to become an accountant but end up to teach Math...
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
You still have some relation with what you initially dream of... ACCOUNTANCY involves math... You manage to have a job with math on it... but whats great is that you were able to share your knowledge about math to other kids. God bless you my dear teacher friend. Hope to be like you someday.
• United States
19 Jun 08
LOL....I agree, it has relationship, Thanks Jhordie and Happy posting!
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@iamnes (325)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
when i was in grade school, i wanted to become a nurse. after getting over it, i wanted to become a flight attendant. i also dreamed of becoming a supermodel, unfortunately i wasn't tall enough to become a flight attendant or a supermodel. in my final year in grade school, i wanted to become a pediatrician but i got scared because i'm not fond of science and i'm not good in memorizing data. when i got to high school, i wanted to become a civil engineer, after that i also wanted to become a Math teacher because i LOVE MATH so much! during my last year in high school i decided to take a business course. when i was in college, i wanted to become a lawyer. i also wanted to become a pre-school teacher. after that, i also wanted to become a College Professor aside from being an Office Executive. until now, i dreamed of becoming a flight attendant, i am willing to exchange my profession for that. i remember when i was in grade school, i also wanted to become a professional tennis player which i am aspiring for until now although it seems very impossible these days. and another, i also want to become a host of a sports or lifestyle show in tv or in CNN, specifically. i know you're only asking about my childhood dreams and aspirations, but i guess as i aged, there are still a lot of things that i want to do or be in life!
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@iamnes (325)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
i just want to add, although most of my dreams did not materialize, i am still glad that God has blessed me with so much that i wasn't expecting for in life! that's why i am still grateful and happy! and i think that as a kid or an individual of whatever age, it is fun and healthier to have so any dreams and aspirations in life!
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I love reading your response here. It is true that KIDS should have more dreams bcause it is actually the ONLY FREE THING IN LIFE to enjoy. God bless you
• United States
29 Jun 08
I was a tomboy and always in the woods growing up/ Loved to find new plants and waetrfalls, etc..Loved the animals. I didn't care about growing up and what I would be. I was happy as is.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
No dreams at all? Even a single one?
• United States
18 Jun 08
I always wanted to dance or play the violin. I don't do either now, but I'm not too disappointed.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Yah! So what are you into?
• United States
2 Jul 08
I'm into video games mostly. I actually do a bit of bellydance too, but not enough to say I'm a dancer.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
are you a game developer?
• United States
17 Jun 08
I wanted to be a vet. I was really into animals when I was younger. Dogs were all that I was living and breathing for. It's weird how time had changed. I still like animals, but not as much as I did when I was younger. When I was fourteen my choice changed to a lawyer, lol. That's a huge gap between being a vet and being a lawyer.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
yes it is really too far from each other... but would you allow us to know what kind of profession or work are you now into? Thanks for sharing
• United States
29 Jun 08
I'm a writer. Or at least that's what I'd like to call myself even though I haven't been established as one. And I wanted to be in a band too.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
YOU ARE A WRITER... THATS HOW I AND OTHERS SEE YOU HERE IN MYLOT... I was able to read the lyrics you have written also. VERY COOL AND CATCHY! Were you able to put melodies on it already? wish to hear it as well. GOD BLESS YOU MY DEAR FRIEND! Thank you so much for sharing
@Fishy0109 (140)
• China
18 Jun 08
When I was a little girl,I wanted to be a translator.Because I love English very much.So I studied quite hard to realise my dream.When I grew up a bit,I wish to be an artist.But because of the hard lessons in high school,I had to give up my dream.I had to prepare for the Collage Entrance Examination to entre a good university.Now,the exam has finished and I can do what I like.Life will go on and studying has not been over.So I still have so much to learn.I will be brave enough to face the challenges in the future.I believe I'll realise my dreams one day.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
So what did you take up in college? wish to know it. thanks
• China
7 Jul 08
Well,I haven't got the notice of the university.But I chose English,computer,architect and somthing else.I wish I can learn what I like.^_^
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
You can... just believe in yourself and have faith!
@youless (86595)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 08
I don't have a big ambition when I was little. I wish I could work in the zoo as I like animals. I also liked to work in the toys department so that I could play toys all the time. I love China
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
So what are you now, if you don't mind me asking. THANKS
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@youless (86595)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jul 08
I am working in a trading company now.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Thanks for letting us know a bit info about you. God bless your career my dear friend and your whole life as well
@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
17 Jun 08
Its funny how our dreams yesterday is not what we are living today...when I was in kindergarten, I wanted to be a Dentist - an influence by an Aunt who usually came to visit us those days. When I had my first molar tooth pulled out, I changed my mind, so when I was in 5th grade I wanted to be an Engineer, just out of the blue idea, the sister of our neighbor was a lady Civil Engineer and I thought perhaps I can be like her. In high school, I didnt know what I want. Then, I thought maybe a lawyer, an engineer, computer analyst, mathematician...the list goes on. Guess what Im doing now... none from the list! But I know what I want to do in the future! I just want to travel and see the world, guess its what I've always wanted to do.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
Indeed, when we were kids... we are easily persuaded by just anybody around us. Making us so unsure of what to do in our lives... It only makes us JUST A KID that shouldn't be too serious but rather have FUN living our life. Now, what field of work are you into? Hope you don't mind sharing it to us. Thanks for responding and hope to read more from you on my other postings here.
@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
19 Jun 08
thats true, its all about our elders influences, relatives, peer pressure and lots of stuff... now, I work in a resort in the the Maldives looking after Human Resources. What about you?
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing that to us... I am a registered NURSE already but STUDYING again and taking up some EDUCATION UNITS for me to be able to TEACH SOMEDAY... SO a nurse wanting to be a TEACHER here! God bless you on your career and hope to read more from you on my other postings too.
@gems69 (107)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
as i remembered my childhood and as what my parents said when i was in pre-school..."when i grow up i want to be an engineer" and now i still studying an computer engineering because i want to be near in technology...it so funny cause i want to be computer literate then my father wants to taking up engineering so that why my course goes in that way......lol:)
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
Meeting half way?! LOL That is really nice. God bless you on your studies and hope you can finish it sooner than you think of. What year are you now? if you don't mind me asking...
@gems69 (107)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
yeah it so funny because its the combination of my father's wants and me too....as of now im in fourth year college....if you dont mind too....have you finish your study?.......god bless and have a nice day......:)
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
18 Jun 08
In my younger days, I had contemplated the life of a farmer to be my maiden choice.The life of a farmer has always been one of blessedness to me. Till now I keep a lot of love and regard for the farmer who toil hard t earn a livelihood for himself as well as paving the way for feeding other hungry mouths.To me the farmer is the embodiment of worldly virtues.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
I totally agree with you... a noble professon indeed. Thanks for responding wish to read more from you
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
So what are you now today? Hope to know if you don't mind
• Canada
7 Jul 08
I always said I would be a kindergarten teacher. I ended up going to school for graphic design instead... but now I'm going back again for early childhood education, and I plan to open my own preschool/nursery school. :D Good luck with your studies!
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
GOOD LUCK and MORE BLESSINGS as well! Maybe, I could teach there someday?! :)
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Yes, I wanted to be a teacher so bad once... I would play pretend all of the time.. I would pretend that I was the teacher, and I had make- believe students in my class. I would past out papers, and talk to the empty room.. A few times, I would use my cousins to act out this fantasy. It was fun, teaching at this age.. But now, I don't have a passion for it anymore..
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
SO what are you now? hope you don't mind sharing it to us...
• United States
6 Jul 08
I didn't have many dreams of career aspiration as a child. Such things were not encouraged for girls, only boys. But I did want to be a writer and I grew up to become that. I have written several ebooks and numerous paid articles online. I feel like I've accomplished my career goals.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
Really?! What books were you able to publish? I would love to read some of them... I'll be looking forward to have a copy of those, i'll surely search in all the bookstores in my country. Thanks for sharing your wonderful accomplishment... TRULY an inspiration to many young people now.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
6 Jul 08
When I was very young, and just like any young child, I had many aspirations. The one I can remember the most was to be a house wife and take care of my husband. I also wanted to live in the country. The combined dream was for me to be a house wife and live in nature, and take care of my husband and children like a good mother and wife should. I live in the country now and with my fiance, we do not have children yet. Have a Wonderful day!
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
I wish you could fulfill YOUR DREAMS in the nea future. thanks for sharing
@rosema (1145)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Hi Jhordie, When I was a kid i want to be a teacher, but when i reached highschool, i dont want to be a teacher anymore. From teacher i canged it to computer science, because at that time computer science is very indimand and almost everybody get that course. thanks and have a nice day.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
So are you taking up computer science now? What year are you now? Thanks for sharing and God bless you and your studies too.
@greysfreak (1388)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I have always wanted to be a singer, for a long as I an remember! And a few years ago I got to record my first cd and I have sang in a talent showcase in Nashville(Music City.. hehe) twice. I have even sold some of my cd's. I still want to make it, more than anything. But sometimes the obstacles and pressure seem like too much, and I don't know if I'm strong enough to handle it. I mean, I am not going to be content to being a small time singer my whole life, for some people that is a great goal, but I grew up wanting to be a superstar, and with all the stuff I went through I really think I have earned it. I just hate that talent isn't the only thing you have to have to make it. More recently I have been doing a lot of research, I feel like I might have found something I want to go back to school for to study as a back-up. I want to become a Certified Surgical Technologist. It looks challening and probably hard, but also looks exciting, and I'd be helping doctors helping people. But I don't know.. right now there is no money for me to do this, and there is so much pressure for me to work on making it with my music. I just know I don't want to be 30, have failed at my dream, and still not have career options. I know people go back to school past age 30, but I just don't want to get out of the whole school routine, I'd rather go back sooner and work on my music career and a back-up career. But definitely my top career dream will always be to be a singer and entertainer.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
I have no doubt that YOU CAN REACH your dreams... because you already set a goal and you are really striving hard to achieve it. JUST DON'T FORGET TO PRAY! Because He can help you even more. But as you said, you still need to have a real stable career by earning a degree or something, especially we can't remain young and having our pretty voice til we aged. By the way, have you tried auditioning for American Idol? If you have plans this next season, please do tell me so that I can see my friend even if I am miles away from you. God bless you and hope to HEAR YOUR MUSIC someday
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
When I was really young I wanted to be a Veterinarian or Doctor. In Kindergarten the yearbook asked us what we all wanted to be when we grew up and it was put under our name in school year book. When I graduated high school I wanted to be a doctor still...then I didn't have the grades or like the classes much so I decided to be a paramedic instead. That didn't work because while going to school for that...I hit a city bus with my car and got too scared to drive in the city (as well as foolishly taking an exam that same day and flunking it by 1% and getting asked to come back next year). So here I am now...a computer technician...atleast something has to come to me when its sick!
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
Though you weren't able to reach your dream of becoming a doctor... God has greater plans for you as a computer technician. That's what I am sure of... God bless you and your career as well.
• India
29 Jun 08
well. God only knows whichever is better for us. i like to become a pilot. since i have much interest in airplanes and wish to touch the sky. i dont know that there is not end for sky. after few years i like to become a scientist. now learning is going on. lets see whats happens in future.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
So what are you studying right now? Hope you don't mind me asking it...
@melo_828 (427)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
when i was just a kid, i remember dreaming to become a seaman or captain of a ship so that i can travel around the world. but that dream change as past goes by. when i'm a grade schooler i dreamed to become an engineer in order for me build a beautiful buildings and houses. but when enrollment for college comes, i changed my mind, i enroll for a pre-law course. but after graduating political science i changed my mind again and i didn't pursue studying law. instead, i look for job and there i end up working as a legal assistant to a lawyer hahaha...
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
As long as you are happy with that... Go ahead my friend but it is still never too late to pursue whatever plans you still have on your mind. God bless
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
21 Jun 08
Hi my friend, I also wanted to become a doctor but could never afford the schooling for that. I studied and became an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and also got licensed as a Phlebotomist. Paramedic work was a wise choice because I learned so much and this knowledge will be with me for the rest of my life. Now as I am older I also have another interest that I want to pursue Graphology the study and analysis of handwriting. I have always loved penmanship and handwriting and I would like to become certified as a "Handwriting Expert". Maybe one day you will see me on Judge Judy checking the authenticity of someone's signature. LOL!
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
Sorry my friend If i was able to read your response just of today as I am looking for my old discussions. I am really happy meeting a phlebotomist, because we do have some sort of similarities... both in the field of medicine. And about your dream to become a Hand writing expert... Why not, I hope and pray that you'll be able to achieve that dream of you as well. GOD BLESS