are you doing what you said you would be doing when you grew up?

@mama_bear (1124)
Canada
August 13, 2009 3:26pm CST
i am curious, you know how it is when you are a kid and you decide what you want to be when you grow up. like a fire fighter, superhero, policeman that sort of thing. how many of you out there are actually doing what you wanted to do as a kid? i got to live out one of my dreams, i ran away with a rock and roll band as opposed to joining the circus. so is there anyone else out there living their childhood dream? or as close to it as possible?
4 responses
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
13 Aug 09
LOL. It is funny when I think back about what would I be when I grow up, when I was little. LOL. I used to think that I could be a professor. LOL. Any professor, I can't imagine I ended up like this, stuck in the last year of the university years. When I was younger, my grandfather praise my drawing. I thought I would like to be a painter. Painter was nice, and it was what I like to do so I thought being painter would be nice until my mother said painter would not make any money to buy clothings and food. So I thought I might be a writer, because my friends and my sisters loved what I wrote, but I was wrong again. My father said that a writer is a job without future. I can't imagine he said that, while JK Rowling became a millionaire because of what she wrote. Then I stopped having childhood dreams, I think I could be anything I wanted to be. Maybe I just wanted to be me, afterall.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
13 Aug 09
ahhhh so what are you actually? a writer, dreamer, artist, teacher or all of the above? i have gotten to see the world not as much as i would like but there is time yet. i got to go on stage with one of my favorite bands of all time it has been great so far, but the rest of the adventure that is my life is still being written.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 09
Thank you mama_bear, if I could I would like to be all of them at once, but too bad it would never happened since I don't have the talents and I don't have the guts to try them all. All I can do for now is just trying to enjoy what I am doing now. Maybe, later I would like to be a businesswoman... that is my dream now since I would grew up more every day. When I am able to reach my dream as a businesswoman, I would tell you that I have reached my grew up ideal.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
ahh but see, being a businesswoman is a reachable dream, you can still get there, by studying and trying to figure out what sort of business you would have. my mother made that dream to come true for herself during a very trying time in our lives when we had nothing after my father had fleeced of all that she had. so it is possible, do not give up on your dream.
@bmuchler (442)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I used to want to be a Teacher. Never went for it. I became a Certified Medical Coder. Right now I'm a stay at home mom.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
being a mother is a harder job than people think it is, because you are a teacher, nurse, comforter, disciplinarian and protector amongst other things. all these things and they all need to be kept in balance. then you have to raise the little person to be a productive member of society and well rounded too. good mothers the world over are my heroes, they are truly the superheroes of the world. my ma managed to raise and put 3 of us through school and college after my father left her in a mountain of debt and she is still standing. so good for you!
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
14 Aug 09
lol I'm definitely not. I wanted to be an astronaught and well.... I'm going to be a teacher. Far from what I wanted to be but I wouldn't change it really because I do enjoy teaching so far. I enjoy working with the children so far and I wouldn't change that for all the floating M&M's on a space ship.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
shaping minds is a very important job and it helps all the more if it is your passion. ha ha i hear freeze food sucks anyways and after watching a few episodes of defying gravity, space does not seem all that it is cut out to be. besides you age faster there, well you bones do anyways :)
@phayeth (519)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
wll, i've never done like the one i plan when i was little.. but bit by bit i'm trying to do what i want to be when i was little
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
ha ha ha yeah me too sorta. i have a list of things that i want to achieve with my life and the more important ones have sorta been covered.