What did you want to be when you grew up?

@tabsnlos (587)
United States
May 7, 2009 6:53pm CST
As kids we want to be the most amazing people! We want to be the President, Astronaut, Doctor and so on... What did you want to be? Are you living your childhood dream or did you go in a different direction?
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13 responses
• United States
9 May 09
I want to have an occupation where I get paid high, but I do not want to be a doctor or surgeon, because you have to ".." other people, so I find that very discomforting, but maybe I could make lots of money, by becoming a CEO, or something.
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@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
9 May 09
Hey, anything can happen =)
@bigott (619)
• India
8 May 09
I just wanna be a big rockstar. Playin guitar in front of thousands of people will be a dream come true. i am hopin for the best.lets see
@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
Haha...Like Nickleback! ***Hey hey I wanna be a rock star!!! Well then, good luck on that!! Make it big! Woo
@bigott (619)
• India
8 May 09
fingers crossed..u never know..thanks though
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
8 May 09
I'm actually living my childhood dream. I've wanted to be a teacher since I can remember. I've also always wanted to be a mommy - which I'm sure that in a few years I will be. There were 2 or 3 years in my life when I wanted to be a meteorologist, but it seemed to only be a phase. I also realized that college would require a lot of math and science that I wasn't good at or interested in. I went to college to teach and now that is what I'm doing. :-)
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@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
I think teaching is such a rewarding job. I am sure it can be stressful, but to see the kids passing and looking up to you must mean a lot.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
8 May 09
It really does! :-)
• United States
15 May 09
I always wanted to write a book and be an artist. I did go to school for graphic design and occasionally I do some things related to that but I'm a stay at home mom currently so I don't get to do as much graphic relating things as I'd like. I do hope to get back into that more when the kids are older. I do also do scrapbooking and rubber stamp my own cards, which I guess is related, just need to sit down and do it more.
@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
15 May 09
Thanks for sharing... I hope you can one day pick up where you left off and do some graphic designing
• United States
8 May 09
When I was old enough to realize I could not be a super hero, or a movie star, I decided I wanted to be a nurse. Due to some low grades in chemistry and a horrible guidance counselor who told me I would never get into a nursing school, I gave up on my dream and settled on child care management. I got a call from a nursing school some time after the conversation with the counselor. They wanted to know if I was still interested in coming to their school. I told them what I was told and they were shocked. They told me that I would have to take that class in nursing school anyway and if I needed a tutor, they would make sure I got one. Unfortunately I believed what my guidance counselor told me and was sure I would fail. Oh well.
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@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
Hey its never too late.
@TheAgent (221)
• United States
8 May 09
I wanted to be a silent millionaire. I want to be able to walk down the street and see someone that needs help, shake their hand and give them $100. Then just walk away and say nothing. I want to leave $500 tips to a great waiter who is having a hard day at work and it trying to make ends meet. I want to be that person who people ask, who is that and why did he just pay off my house. That is what I wanted to be when I grew up. And I still do want to be that, but I know I will never get there writing on mylot. But I am happy with the friends I have made and the people I have interracted with.
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@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
Wow!! That is such a cool idea! I have always wanted to give money to charity, but anonymously. I hope to do that one day, its a goal I have set. Just need to make more $$
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
8 May 09
I wanted to be a poet and a writer....I am the author of three books...one is poetry and short stories....so I am living my dream! But it's been a long haul....I raised three kids by myself first....then struck out to follow my dream!
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@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
Congrats to you!!!! =)
• Canada
8 May 09
When I was little I wanted to be many things. A lawyer, a model, psychologist, teacher, dancer, cheerleader, writer, fashion designer, hairdresser. The list is probably endless. I think my true passion is psychology and I would love to be a psychologist, but I am almost done highschool and have not worked hard enough. My second choice is a writer, which I can still persue because I don't really NEED good grades for it or NEED a college education. I could write a book and if it is liked it will get published regardless of schooling (in most cases, at least). I wish I could be everything that I dreamed of when I was little. I wanted to be great. But when you start to grow up you realize you can't be EVERYTHING. It's disapointing. Growing up really sucks the magic out of life. It's realized that not everyone is good and you will get involved in bad things even if you are a good person, and that not everyone believes in you.
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@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
Well your lucky still because you are just starting out. Well its never to late, but you have the chance now to get it right the first time. Good luck with the rest of highschool! Its over before you know it.
@isawu2 (97)
• Canada
8 May 09
I wanted to be a newspaper writer at 10-16 and teachers told me I should pick a real job so then it was a nurse for a long time, then the writer again and now its a teen counselor I'm 45 I hope I grow up soon and figure out what I want to be.
@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
Well that wasn't very nice of your teachers... I thought they are suppose to encourage you to be what you want to be. At least you did eventually give the writer thing a try.
• United States
8 May 09
I wanted to be when I grew up was I wanted to be a teacher. No, I am not living my dream. I did not become a teacher. I wish later in life I did. I think it is a great job when you become a mom. The reason you are off in the summer and vacations the same time as your children are.
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@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
13 May 09
At first, I wanted to be a veterinarian but then I realized that due to my disability my hands shook too much and I would end up hurting the animal worse. I also discovered that I didn't much like blood. In 6th grade I decided that I wanted to be a writer. That's what I am now, all those years later. I'm poor but I'm happy.
@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
13 May 09
Being happy is more important then being rich =)
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
8 May 09
When at first I didn't know why but I want to be and Engineer, it was something that I saw from my father. But then later on, I want to be an artist, where I could paint and draw portraits of people. I really love drawing so now I got my dream. I like making art stuff that is for sure.
@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
Thats awesome!
@MinruWind (194)
• United States
8 May 09
I remember being asked over and over "What do you want to be when you grow up?" in elementary school. ; ) I even told my friend to become president someday so I could say "I knew the president when I was younger!". : D I think I wanted to be many different things and it changed a lot throughout the years. I remember some being: artist, doctor, teacher, scientist, author, clothes designer, and a architect. ; ) Some of those have become somewhat true, although not officially. (I still sketch things occasionally, I still love science experiments, designing clothes, etc.)
@tabsnlos (587)
• United States
8 May 09
I really would like to go to school for some art classes! I would draw a lot when I was younger, but never took it further. A few weeks ago, I was looking for an abstract painting to hang behind my couch, but didn't have enough money to buy one. So I looked up how to make your own, and went for it. Now, I love it. I did a pretty good 3 piece painting, but Instead of hanging it up, I put it on craigslist to see if I can get money. I did! Woo, so I have been selling paintings ever since.