Did you ever acclomplish it?

@bunnybon7 (35867)
Holiday, Florida
April 10, 2009 8:13pm CST
I did not. im talking about what you wanted to be when you grew up. When i was a child i wanted be a nurse. most did when i was a girl. then at about 11 yrs, i wanted to be a doctor. but, through it all, my whole life i wanted to write books. it was the ONLY thing my mom ever said i was really good at. But as you can tell from my writing, I never got any decent education and if i had any talent, i lost it over the years. When you stop dreaming, have to mature, raise children, and be a good wife, all that seems to disappear. I guess the one thing i acclomplished was raising 5 kids mostly on my own. . but thats good i suppose. What did you want to do as a career? have you acclomplished it?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
11 Apr 09
if u raised 5 kids mostly by yourself you accomplished alot, lady. i wanted to be a hairdresser. i guess because my mother & 2 aunts were. don't know why they didn't tell me more about it. lol. i enjoyed & hated i had to quit when i did. i really enjoy not working now. could be because i know i can't anymore.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
yes. its very sad when we cant work any more. as much as i dreaded it every day i really do miss my job.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
11 Apr 09
i know what u mean. i was a hairdresser & worked very hard but i miss seeing the people.
@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
11 Apr 09
actually, bunny, you don't have to have a lot of education to write, all you have to do is WRITE... then, when you are done, find someone to read it after you and help you rewrite it I failed to become a stewardess, but that was because they had a height requirement, and I was too short
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
oh so sorry. i wonder if they have a hieght for the pilot to meet? that would be another way to get to fly. as far as writing, yes, as you see id really have to have someone check my spelling
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
11 Apr 09
computers have spell check, but if you need someone to check your "there" and "their" PM me... they changed the height requirements, but by then I'd decided that being a stewardess was just a glorified waitress, and I wasn't healthy enough to do the job.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
11 Apr 09
When I was little I always dreamed of being a school teacher. Then later on I that left me and I realized all I wanted to be was a mother. That I did accomplish and I am proud of it as you should be very proud of raising your 5 children especially when you had it to do mostly on your own.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
oh yes a school teacher would have been nice. yes i suppose we should feel proud of that at least. many people have not even accomplished that. dang i spelled it wrong in the title. people probably wonder what an idiot iam. shows i couldnt write anyway
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
11 Apr 09
hahaha After reading your reply to my response I know now why I was not a school teacher I guess. If you had not said anything I would not have even noticed the misspelled word. hahaha
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Hey bunny! I think if you could get through raising 5 kids then you have done quite alright! I always wanted to be a nurse too! I did at least get to work in the medial field as a medical secretary and a surgical coordinator and a I ran a doctor's office! I can close, but never did quite make it to being a nurse! I still wish I had though! I ended up spending most of my years as a legal secretary which made my life a living hell because it was so damn stressful and miserable! I wish I would have known that before I ever got into that field because I spent way too many years being aggravated and getting nothing out of it but sick!
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
but it sounds like you did help people and thats what i think we want to accomplish when we work in medical. i really should have persued mine because in later years after the kids were grown i took care of the elderly and i loved that job. i often feel i had a real talent for it.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
13 Apr 09
LOL--I'm still not quite sure what I want to be when I grow up, and I'm 53...LOL. I've had a lot of dreams as a kid too. I was very much into the sciences as a kid and thought going into either the astronomy line or being an Egyptologist....I was always also very much into the arts and did study all of them,....art, painting, music, dance, writing, acting. I still haven't lost my goals or dreams though as I yearn to be an accomplished, successful writer and photographer...I have several novels in the works..now if ONLY I had the time to write them!!! As far as what you have accomplished...hey, raising five kids mostly on your own isn't such a bad thing...in fact, probably the hardest "occupation" going..so kudos to you
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
14 Apr 09
oh Pye you are such a wonderful writer. i do hope you get those books out. i cant wait. you can do it. maybe you are like me and just a little procrastinater? i would sure do it if i had your talent and knew how to spell and put the right puncuations in place like you.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Hi there. awww..shucks...heehee Thanks ever. No it's not really procrastination...it's TIME. Honestly I need 60 hours hours in a day. I do spend quite a bit of time writing articles so that eats up my writing time for my fiction writing
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Well, this mite sound silly. But yes I did. I want to be a housewife and a mother. I got the housewife part and it didn't work out and later I got the Mother part. And it worked out great. Was a single Mom but it was worth it. So all in all I would have to say yes. You have a wonderful day.
@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Apr 09
thats great. i think most little girls want to be a wife and mother also.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
12 Apr 09
When I was a little girl I wanted to be a little boy. Has they had all the fun. YOu know got to wear pants and go fishing. I wanted to be a house wife and mother at 17 and 18. There was a moment I wanted to be a lawyer and took a class in high school and was bored to tears. Being a house wife and Mother you got to do more of everything. Course the pay isn't all that but wasn't in it for the money. Hey you have a good day. YOur friend onlydia
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Hi Bunny! You're selling yourself short in a BIG way. Raising 5 children on your own is a huge accomplishment ! And, in so doing you were a nurse and a doctor too. In addition, you were a teacher, a mediator, a chef and dietician, an economist....and a pile of other things too. No wonder you didn't have a chance to write...yet. All the stories are still in your head, waiting for you to write them.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
my oldest daughter said the same thing. shes pretty smart btw. im not sure i have the ambition any more or the imagination i had back then. i still might try if i can stop being so lazy.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Silly, silly. You aren't lazy...you're just catching your breath! Buy yourself a small spiral bound notebook and jote stuff down whenever you feel like it. Maybe doing that will ignite a spark. Wouldn't hurt, right?
@cobra1368 (704)
• United States
11 Apr 09
When I was a small child, I wanted to be a heart surgeon. That was mainly because I had heart surgery myself when I was 3 years old. The surgeons saved my life, and I thought they were heroes. Then, my love of animals led me into veterinary medicine as an interest. I held that interest all the way through my first two years of college. Then I found biochemistry and organic chemistry and realized that I hated these classes, and I would have to endure much more of it in vet school. So I took the path of wildlife biology. I was happy for a while, until I started consulting. Now I have a consulting job that isn't very satisfying. I have a Masters in biology, and I am proud of my accomplishments, but I am looking to make a career shift into something more right-brained. I also always wanted to be a singer, and I am currently a lead singer for a cover band in Atlanta, so that one I am doing. :) I am currently thinking of becoming a Pilates instructor, a bonsai grower, and a dog trainer/walker for this next phase of my life. We shall see! Life is a journey, and I have barely begun. :)
@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
wow my friend. iam so happy for you. your life sounds very fulfilling!what a smart cookie
• United States
11 Apr 09
Thanks! :) Yeah, I've done more than a lot of people. However, I can say that I'm not done experiencing what life has to offer. Best wishes to you in your life!
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
11 Apr 09
Are you talking only to girls? I guess not! I always wanted to be a person who runs his own business but till date I can't run none of them successfully. Now, I want to do some jobs so that my future remains secure!
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
oh no im not talking just to girls. im talking to all my friends and anyone on here. it interests me to find out how many people still have their dreams come true.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
12 Apr 09
So, what is the percentage of people who get their dream come true?
@hamcenty (71)
• United States
11 Apr 09
When I was young at first I wanted to be a fashion designer until I went to highschool and took a class that taught me how to make clothes! I found out quickly that I was not very gifted in that area. The dress I made was a-line and simple and the fabric I used was so ugly...LOL! While in highschool, however, I started taking classes in drafting, and absolutely loved it! That was when I knew I wanted to be an architect when I grew up. Then I applied for college, and got discouraged in getting accepted into the program cause I heard that it was so hard. I let fear get the best of me and did not even apply to the major. I was undeclared for a year and then I decided to go to the engineering department and talk to some teachers. Long story short, I declared Mechanical Engineering Technology. I still get to draft and design so it is OK so far! I will graduate this May!!!! (YES!!) Going back to Architecture, I still want to be an architect and I do not think that the dream will ever go away. I learned a very important lesson and that was to never let fear stop you from completing your dreams. I decided to apply for graduate school to get my Master's in Architecture, although I did not get accepted, but I will keep trying!
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Apr 09
yes i think staying focused and not letting anything sidetrack your ambition is the key. good luck . i know you'll make it if you dont loose heart.
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@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I have always wanted to finish school. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, even though I knew I wanted to write. Now, at the age of 42 I am back in college working on a degree in public relations. I love my school classes, especially when I get to do the things that involve presentations and writing press releases and that kind of thing.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Apr 09
great your doing it. your life sounds very exciting.
• United States
11 Apr 09
Sounds to me like you did make your dream, girl.....5 kids, you were not only a nurse, but a chauffer, doctor, teacher, manager, cook, housekeeper, referee, and the list goes on! Good Grief, there are many careers a full time mom has, she just does not get the degrees or certificates for them. YOU be PROUD, bunnybon7, for in my eyes, you are a different PROFESSIONAL MOM, and there is no greater reward!
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
thank you so much. im beginning to believe that.
@kbourgerie (8774)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I certainly wouldn't diminish the fact that you have raised 5 children. You have no idea what you have provided them. There were 5 of us. 5 girls and my mother decided on my 9th birthday that she no longer wanted us or was willing to make the effort. And so she gave us away. I was 9, the oldest, my youngest sister in diapers. Although, I have had many dissapointments in my life, I would say that none effected my life as this did. I adored my mother and naturally, as a child, put all my trust in her. She gave that no thought. Within the year, she was remarried and pregnant with a set of twins. Go figure. I often wonder how my life may have been different had she shouldered the responsibility of we five girls like most good parents would, like you have. Although, you may have interrupted your dreams for the sake of your children, you made sure theirs stayed intact. Good for you. Never, never, think less of yourself for it.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
thank you so much. we are of one mind girl. my mother also did not really want me. like i said, the ONLY thing she ever said good about me was that i had a good imagination for writing. i think its the reason i was so determined to keep my kids and let them know i loved them above anything else i ever did. shows how what we've been through in life makes us who and what we are.
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I was fortunate to make my dreams come true of being a lawyer, but now due to medical reasons I am unable to practice :(
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
so glad you at least got to do it.
• Lubbock, Texas
11 Apr 09
All I wanted to be when I was a child was a grown-up. I've raised 5 children and have 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, worked as a waitress, cook, bookkeeper, cashier, meat market assistant etc. etc. etc. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I'm working on writing for a living now.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
oh thats so great! you are like me and have worn many hats in life kudos friend
@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Apr 09
Actually I recall wanting to be an actress when I was young. But, being so shy I had to readjust that one. I wanted to write after meeting my friend, Gini, when I was a teenager. I got into customer service, enjoyed it and stayed with it for nearly thirty years. Now I am retiring and actually am taking the writing career more seriously but slowly and enjoying it very much.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
and you are very good at it my friend. im enjoying learning what my friends like to do.
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
When I was a kid I dreamed of becoming a journalist or putting up my own business but because we were poor I had to pursue whatever degree that is specified by the scholarship that I applied for. I then studied chemistry. I am now a chemist and I'm also done with my masters but I feel that I want to do something else. I talked to my husband about changing career and he is very supportive on whatever career I choose. I am now doing some research on starting my craft business. I want to make sure that I'm doing the right thing so I am making lots of researches on the internet and in books and magazines.
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@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Apr 09
wow a chemist. thats quite impressive. hope the new career works out also.
@mummymo (23709)
21 Apr 09
I wanted to be a doctor, a teacher or a mummy! lol I succeeded at the mummy bit and I think that means that I have succeeded at the rest I mean we mummies (if we do our job right) are nurses, doctors, teachers, chauffeurs, psychologists and so much more and all in the time it takes for our kids to reach their teens! xxx
@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Apr 09
you are sure right. mummy is probably the oldest and most rewarding profession.
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@mummymo (23709)
22 Apr 09
Definitely the most rewarding and the most stressful and frustrating at times too! lol xxx
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
i wanted to be a very successful businessman. i am already 47 years of age, i had two unsuccessful business which went bankrupt and i am still paying my past debts and it will take more years for me to finish it but i still am in that frame of mind to still wanting to do it.i went back to being an employee for my friend just to survive but the dream is still there , slowly on the side i know i will make it. do not let go the dream , my dear. You have asked for it and know you will have it, Believe in it, circumstances are testing us if we are up to the challenge by laying to us a lot of obstacles to overcome. remember, life is journey, enjoy it and learn to manage your life. i agree, motherhood is not easy, you have your priorities, which are your kids but if you really want that dream, i know you will find ways and time to do it, still. look, you wanted to be a nurse, you are already doing it and practicing it on your family, if you have not taken that course then you would not have the edge of taking care of them! you wanted to write then you have the best setting right on your lap! you are a stay at home mom! all you have to do is to have a time discipline into doing your writing. you did not loose anything , you have gained a lot more than you know, you have your experience, capitalize on it. the divine hones us and trains us to what ever we ask of Him. the divine prepares us to things we want in life. Go for it, now!!!
@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Apr 09
oh you are a very upbeat person i can see. you certainly will accomplish it all friend. thanks for the faith.
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• Philippines
21 Apr 09
hi, bunny. thanks for the mark! i am not that upbeat, just hopeful and confident, we make our own destiny and reality, if we only try to see what we want to see and believe in what we believe then we can accomplish things we dream of. we are responsible and answerable only to ourselves.
• United States
12 Apr 09
I wanted to be a nurse until I figured out that you had to give needles. I eventually developed a love for writing. Although it never really went anywhere as far as publishing a book, I have recently realized my dream of writing for a living. I just do it online. You don't have to have an education to learn more about writing. You just need practice, encouragement and the conviction to do it. Give it a try, see what happens!
@bunnybon7 (35867)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Apr 09
i do believe you are right. thats same thing my daughter keeps saying.
• United States
13 Apr 09
Then your daughter would be absolutely right. Sometimes it takes our children to lead us to the right spot in our lives. We teach them, that is true, but we can also learn a great deal from them.