When you were a child, what career ..............

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
January 10, 2009 8:35pm CST
were you encouraged to take from your parents, and what career did you chose, and why did you chose it? [i]As a child my mom always told me I could be anything I wanted to be. She would often tell her friends that she believed I would become a preacher. I guess that was her dream for me. I have artistic talent and I am very computer savvy. I do love to share the gospel with others, but I haven't in so long, I wouldn't really consider myself as the preaching type of person, as I didn't like giving oral essays or reports in school. Even today, I am a member of a large congregation church, although oddly, I do not like crowds. [/i]
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
11 Jan 09
My parents never encouraged us to be anything... even once we graduated high school! So when I was about 1st grade, my older brother and I decided for ourselves.... I wanted to be a poodle dog when I grew up and he wanted to be a collie! Neither of us made it.... so much for wishful thinking!
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
~ Interesting. ~ I think?!?
@CatGods (4595)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Actually I thought it was funny and creative. 2 thumbs up for Coffeebreak.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Creative and clever play on words yes, but a realistic occupation, no.
• India
11 Jan 09
When i was a child i thought of becoming a police since i used to watch many films and cartoons which are based on the police story and i was really impressed by the outlook of the Police and decided to go and join Police but later that attitude changed to M.B.B.S and Enginnering and the last one i though of journalism and Catering which my parents did not accept and now i have settled down for Physio therapy...Happy mylotting..
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Congrats on reaching your latest milestone of 500 posts with mylot. Such a diversity of choices you have there. The most important thing is that you are happy with your life or should I say career choice.
• India
13 Jan 09
Oh Thanks for that and since mylot has deleted some of my posts i still stand at 499 only...
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
14 Jan 09
You're easily over come that small detail with flying colors. Somethings, it could because of people breaking the rules while they are responding at least that's a theory of mine. Don't take my word for it. I am not the mylot guru, I just enjoy it. and the copy and paste feature after your 500th post is very helpful to prevent from making mistakes.
• United States
12 Jan 09
Actually when I was little, my mom too told me I could do whatever I want. When I got into highschool, my mother saw how much I loved to write and how good of a writer I was and so she stated maybe I should work for the news or write for the newspaper and to this day, my mother believes that I should go into the journalistic field. Although, now, I want to go to school to be a teacher for younger children. Before my passion yes was for writing, but now it has led towards children and thats what I would rather do. I would love to continue to write, but that is something that I would do on the side.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Maybe you can be a teacher that teaches children how to write? Just a thought. Thanks for responding.
@laedyan (190)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
hmm, i wanted to be a teacher when i was young since my mother was one and also a nun but as time pass by, i realized that its not what i wanted the most so i just took up hotel and restaurant management since i enjoy dealing with different kind of people..it seems that people tends to change their chosen career because of different reasons and some turn outs in life..
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I worked in catering and hospitality for a number of years. I love the field, but what I am doing now has become plainly the norm.
• United States
11 Jan 09
I was encouraged to be whatever i wanted to be and that my parents would back me up! The also wanted me to be a preacher and i wanted to be a doctor; needless to say i m not one of those and i am now working at the home depot!!!
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Just know you can always be whatever you want to be. No matter how young old. All you have to have to the dream and desire and the know how of what you need to do to get there. Thanks for responding!
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
11 Jan 09
As a child, I always wanted to be a secretary, and then a nurse, and I love kids so much. My parents encouraged me to go after my dreams no matter what they were and I accomplished every one of them. I became a stay at home wife and mom and was able to work as church secretary, take care of our personal business at home. I was able to nurse my children and husband when they were sick, I was home so I could help with other family members when they got sick. I was able to help with my husband's grandfather and my grandfather and grandmother when they got older and needed help. I was able to teach my children and now my grandchildren. Later in years I was able to take care of my hubby's father and my parents. I feel I have accomplished all of my career goals in one life as a wife, stay at home mom, grandmother, children's church ministry, Children's Bible Study teacher, daughter-in-law, daughter, and all of those roles combined into one! God bless you!
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Wow that really is a mouth full. I am so happy for you and the way you have expressed yourself is truly a great attitude. That is so great.
@murugezh (273)
• India
11 Jan 09
When I was a child my parents want me to be a professional doctor, I wish to be a greate actor on films. But I became a pharmacist. Now working in IT Tech support professional. Life is something strange.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Life is only as wonderful, meaningful, deep, spiritual, strange, full of hope or hopeless as people make it to be. Hopefully the field that you chose or either the field you are working in now is meaningful as you need for it to be. And I hope it fulfills your inner most desires to be the great actor of all times! I hope you also win lots of Grammies as well!
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
when I was a child I always wanted to be a mass com.student so that someday i can be a journalist or a reporter, my father also wanted me to become an attorney because i am a good fighter i know how defend myself i really like the idea but i knew that course would take me a lot of pressure my mother wanted me to become a nurse i don't want to but i have no choice since it it already i think May and i wasn't enrolled yet for a course, at first it was really hard but in the later part i enjoyed my course it is very challenging because you will e taking care of the people. Now I am still waiting for the upcoming result of our Board exam which i took up last Nov.2008..i hope i can have good results.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I hope your grades are as great as your attitude. You do realize your attitude determines your altitude don't you?
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
When I was a child I often say I wanted to be a doctor when I grow up. But, honestly I never wanted it. It was just that to be a doctor sounded good. I come to realised that what I really want to be was to be an actor of someone famous.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Doctors can be famous too. You could become the best surgical doctor in a specific field of surgery or even medicine. Everyone would beat your doors down to get you to perform pro bona surgeries or ask for Free prescriptions though. But acting is another field that is okay, if you make it. Keep the focus on your goal, and put legs to it, and you're surely see it come to past!
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
11 Jan 09
my parents were just hopeful that i made it through high school. i did really bad in school, i was constantly getting F's, i did want to make my dad proud so my jr. yr. i decided to go to a continuation school and i did end up graduating from there, pregnant, but my parents were just happy i made it. now i'm 15 units away from my AA.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
That is great to hear! You were able to get off of the wrong track from high school and get on the right track with you AA which is only 15 units away. Congrats! Be sure to come on mylot to tell your mylot community.
@badzvenom (102)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
When I was about to take up a course in college, I really don't know what course to take up to lead me to my career. I ended up as a college instructor which was not my ambition at all. The course I took up in college was the encouragement of relatives. I could have made through a degree in accountancy or nursing if I was given the proper advise about taking up a degree. However, I a quite satisfied with my career. Though it is not paying much.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
12 Jan 09
It's it worth it all just to be satisfied, or do you think still want for more?
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
My mom used to say that when I was little, I always play doctor alone or with my friends. She said that I've always wanted to be come a doctor. But, it changed when I was in College. During my time, computers were the 'IN' courses and my friends were all taking that course. So, I decided to join them. I know, my first choice was medicine but I was influenced with the fad and friends that time. I do not have any regrets because it paid off when I was working in a computer firm and at the same time, I am right here doing Internet businesses which I wouldn't be able to do it if I didn't take up my computer programming course. After several years, I still have the urge to be in the medical field. My mom is a dentist and she always inspired m to take up medicine. Right now, I am taking up again another course which is Nursing and I am graduating this semester. Hopefully, I will be able to utilize both of my careers.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
The good thing is that your computer skills are interchangeable and your'll not likely to lose them anytime soon. Thanks for responding and I hope all of your dreams come true.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
I have always never thought about what I'd like to be when I was older. There was a recurring thought though about being a doctor since my father is one and is one of the reputable doctors in my area, but I didn't really have strong feelings about it when it came to a point of knowing that the career didn't always bring about good news since patients do die or have cancer and I always hear my dad say that it's toughest to talk to a family and break out a news that their loved one has either passed away or has cancer. Anyhow, I didn't become a physician, I became a business graduate and am helping out with my mother's business.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
12 Jan 09
At least you are able to help your our family with the career you choice. Family is indeed a person's first career, unless they chose to disown their family.
@CatGods (4595)
• United States
11 Jan 09
when I was little it was a toss up between an Egyptologist, an archeologist, or an underwater archeologist. My mom said I could be any thing I wanted to be if I put my mind to it. I still study Egyptology, but now I am an artist and a tarot card reader.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Wow, I am a artist too.
• United States
11 Jan 09
when I was younger I wanted to be a bunch of different things. At one point I wanted to be an othopedic surgeon, then from that I wanted to be a teacher, and then a firefighter. Eventually in the end I ended up being a firefighter.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Isn't it funny how some of those previous desires can be applied to your present career as a firefighter? I am sure you get to teach new firefighters some things and God forbid, you might have to sow or stitch someone up from their accident surgically, right?
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
11 Jan 09
When I was in school, I wanted to be a nurse or a teacher. I love helping people, and I have nurturing tendencies which would have be an asset as a teacher. I enjoy children, and love to teach them. I was a tutor at the YMCA, when I was in High School. Well sad to say, I did not become either a nurse or a teacher. My sister became a doctor of denistry. I ended up in the financial field, I went to business school. I enjoy numbers, but after a while it can become very tiring and stressful. I am unemployed now, but the next job I get, I hope it is something other than finance, but if that is all there is, I will take it, since I really really really need a job. Include me in your prayers. God bless
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
You got my prayer of agreement that God will open doors that no one else can open and close all the wrong doors that you don't need to even entertain. Whatever you put you mind and apply yourself too, that is what you can become. There is a natural side of things that must be considered when we are asking God for things. Keep doing all of the natural things that lead up to God opening doors for you. Keep filling out applications, take interview technique courses, send your resume electronically out to your friends that work at places you know are hiring in an area that you have the skills for. Most of all keep the faith, God will come through, also I don't know if you tithe or not, but you should tithe 10% of your gross income to your local church. Tithing keeps the devourer away and the open window of heavens blessings. Be sure to send me a PM when you do obtain a new job, so that I can rejoice and celebrate with you. God bless!
• United States
11 Jan 09
I always wanted to be a teacher. From as far back as I can remember that was all I ever wanted to be and I still do. The best part is that I have been teaching for 12 years and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Teaching for me is less like a job and more like a life fulfillment that I get paid for. I wish everyone could be so lucky as to have a career they love.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Good for you! I only hope I discover and find the position that I am most happiest with and wouldn't mind spending the rest of my days doing it. It's an adventure searching for it though.
@winieann (234)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
When i was a child i used to play dolls, paper dolls. I would build a house and furniture's in it. And on those autograph books, there's this question of what career would it be, and i always answer it as being an artist, or a n interior designer. And i ended up being on, an artist.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I'm an artist too. kudos and thanks for your input.