When you were little, what did you want to be when you grow up?

@tomjoad (551)
Philippines
July 16, 2009 6:00am CST
does the question sound familiar? yes of course! at one point of our lives we were asked that question. at school our teachers would ask us to come up front and tell the whole class what you want to be when you grow up. sometimes it would our parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, or neighbors. no matter who asked us, we always have a quick answer and told them with a smile. when i was a kid i wanted to be a lawyer. now that i'm already 27 years old, i don't think that will ever happen. that dream simply faded into oblivion and i think it will never become a reality. i am now a nurse and i'm very happy with my choosen profession. i am contented with what i have become. what about you? did you follow those dreams? are you now living the life you've always wanted. ARE YOU NOW THE PERSON THAT YOU WANTED TO BE, WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE?
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22 responses
@HeidiD (167)
• China
16 Jul 09
My dream changes a lot of times.When I was a little child,almost everyone around me want to be a scientist,so do I.Growing older,I want to be a poet...So many changes...but now my dream is to be a structure engineer.Mybe my dream will change soon,I don't know.
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
welcome to mylot heidi! how old are you if you don't mind me asking? will i do hope that you'll be able to achieve your dream... whatever that maybe... :-)
@HeidiD (167)
• China
16 Jul 09
I am still a student.en..thank you,anyway.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
Well, same here my friend. I wanted to be a lawyer when I was young. I think it was due to the influence of my Godfather who is very close to me. But during my college days, I joined a group, actually its a rescue group in our city. I got hooked up so and so that when I graduated in my accounting course, I applied and became a regular paramedic. Well, I did not regret my decision. Now I am working as a tactical medic of our city's SWAT unit and at the same time have opened up a training center for Emergency Care courses such as First aid, CPR and AED. I think you are familiar with this considering that you are a healthcare provider. I am starting out with ACLS programs. The great thing is I have accreditation from the United States so and so that the cards that I issue are accepted internationally. So I am really enjoying myself as well as my work. Well, I may not become a lawyer, but I do love my work and what I have become. I think we are in the same course of life.. saving lives...
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
i'm glad to hear that even if you didn't become a lawyer, you are happy with the decision and life that you have now. i feel the same way. thank you for sharing! :-)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
A line of song goes like "When I was just a little girl I ask my mother what will be?" Same question I ask my other and she always reply back in return to think of what i love. Even before going to school, I always tell my mom that I want to be a nurse because we have a neighbor who I always see dress up in white and looks so fulfilled with what she's doing. That never changed after grade school, high school and finally I ended up taking that course in college. I graduated with that degree with awards. And the I took the Nurse Licensure Examination here in our country and passed it. Now I am a Registered Nurse. I'm happy to reminisce those times where in I keep telling my mom that I'll be like our neighbor nurse.. And I'm so proud I'm a nurse now.
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
congratulations my fellow colleague. :-) cheers to us nurses... i'm glad you fulfilled your dream. when i was a kid never really liked nursing. especially because i thought that it was a woman's job. but still, i ended up being one... lol
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@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
I wanted to be a lawyer then but I am not. LOL. My bf says I can be a lawyer with the way I argue ahahaha... So I guess I can only pretend to be one atm... :P
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
hahaha you have the makings of a great lawyer then? lol
• Indonesia
16 Jul 09
When I was little, every time I see someone who do a great thing, I will think that I want to be like him/her. When I grew up a little, I was thinking that I want to be an engineer. It looks great especially robotic engineer. But right now, that's just a dream. I become a different person. From a dream to be an engineer now, I try to make future engineers by becoming a teacher. How about you?
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
i became a nurse. i think that's a lot better than being a lawyer ha? :-)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
I told the class in kindergarten that I want to be an engineer... At least I went on to become one. The sad part is that my preference changed before I entered college and I was wanting to be a doctor instead by then. But due to some scholarship grants, O was forced to start engineering. Since then, I have completed my years in college and is now a licensed engineer.
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
hey that's great morbiusjfudd! i'm glad you became an engineer just like you wanted to be when you were little. i've noticed that your very new to mylot. welcome! :-) i just joined 5 days ago too. i'm having a great time here! hope you have too!
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
28 Sep 09
Hey, Well when I was younger, I don't really know what I wanted to be when I was younger, it is sort of weird. But all I remember is that I always used to pray to have huge muscles when I was younger. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@cmnavarro (251)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
when i was a kid, i wanted to be a doctor... but things change. when i entered college, i chose to enter the nursing profession. hihi at least, it is close to becoming a doctor. =)
• India
17 Jul 09
I wanted to be the icecream lady... =] And I err..don't want to be the icecream lady anymore so..
• China
17 Jul 09
This is interesting.When we are kids, actually we don't really know what we want to be. Most of the kids said they wanted to be a scientist when I was little, and I once said I wanted to be a lawer or doctor, but I really doubt that was my real thinking.Beacause we were too young then, we said it just because we thought it was a good word too say. Actually, I didn't really consider what I wanted to be in the future until I was in the middle school. Good discussion, have a nice day.
• United States
17 Jul 09
When i was younger i wanted to be something in the law field. "Lawyer,Cop,Judge,Etc" And now i am currently in college. Taking My "Bachelors Degree In Law Enforcement" So my dream in 3 years should be fulfilled. So yeah as a kid i wanted to be something in the law. & Now i have that chance. Just gotta follow your dreams.
• Canada
17 Jul 09
When I was little, I wanted to be a librarian or a school teacher. Well, I'm not either but I was a teacher's aide and I did work in the school library at times. Good discussion.
• United States
16 Jul 09
I wanted to be every thing.
• India
16 Jul 09
well i wanted to become a millionier lolzzzzzzzzzz well i guess on my way to becum rich .........well just started
@kenraku (241)
• Australia
16 Jul 09
Many like me, I wanted to be a police-officer when I was studying primary school. But I think that is not what I want to be. After that, I was working in a firm of solicitor. During that time, I have think about maybe I can be a lawyer or other related professional job. Afterwards, I worked in a secondary school as an I.T. teaching assistance, and would like to be a I.T. professional. Finally, I am studying website development in Australia as an oversea student. People have particular aim at different situation. I will never forget I want to be a singer. But I better know, it is a dream.
@nonersays (2755)
• United States
16 Jul 09
When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be a vet. Later I wanted to write novels as an adult. I still love animals, and I still like to write, but I'm neither a vet, nor am I a published author. Nope, I'm not the person I wanted to be when I grew up.
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
16 Jul 09
i used to dream of becoming an aeronautic engineer because i love to watch planes and i often wonder how such planes will go up in the air for a long time without coming down with the effect of gravitational forces, so i often dreamt of making a plane as well but all those things are falacies
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
when i was young, i always wanted to become a singer, school was never my priority..as my age increases, many things pops up my mind about what will i become in the future..when i was still in high school, i wanted to get Nursing as my course in college, now that i am in my college life, i did not took up Nursing, i just took an entrance exam of it and i did not pursue it, I am now at my last year of taking up Accountancy..I guess, the things that i wanted when i was a kid is already far to achieve although i can still pursue it..happy lotting 2u..
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
I always wanted to be a doctor. God has answered my dreams but now i realized i am not that happy and so i did not practice my profession. I learned the hardships I had to bear to fulfill my dreams also taught me to become a better person. I am just not cut out for that kind of life though as my heart is not strong enough though my body and mind r wiling. I decided i can help others in another way.
16 Jul 09
When I was little I wanted to be an astronaut or a vet lol...i ended up working in a laboratory for 10 years, then as a childminder for 5 years and now a housewife! I didnt get my childhood dream but I hope someone out there did!