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

@hunieby (207)
Philippines
November 22, 2009 9:55am CST
When i was a little girl, I dreamed of living in a nice , beautiful house so I wanted to be an architect or interior designer. What about you?
3 responses
@anawar (2406)
• United States
22 Nov 09
Hi, hunieby. This sounds so pathetic, but all I wanted was to get married and have children. I chose a horrible man to marry, but was blessed with three awesome kids. They are all married and I have two grandchildren. I read or heard somewhere that you get what you expect out of life and I am happy with my choice. Your aspirations sound much more interesting! Years ago, when I was in college I spoke fluent German and considered being an interrupter for the United Nations, but that didn't work out. So, where are you in life, now? Are you reaching for your dreams, or did you find a different path?
@hunieby (207)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hi anawar! I don't think it's pathetic if you want to be a wonderful mom. I think that's the greatest career one can have! I became an architect actually. As you said you get what you expect out of life especially when you think hard of what you want you will somehow get it. What's ironic though is presently I am working in a bank. It's a different path somewhat but I still draw . It's my other job but not my bread and butter.
@Jae2619 (1485)
• United States
23 Nov 09
When I was younger my life plans changed weekly, I think... I wanted to be a lawyer for the longest time, until I got older and realized I'd spend most of my time in school, and I didn't feel I wanted to do that. When I was about 16, I started working with children who had disablities, and that seemed to fit so that's what I went to school for. Special education. I am now a stay at home mom of two. How life can change.
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
I really had no idea what I wanted. I was the type of child who would follow what my parents would want. But when I had my own children, I prodded them to discover the talents that they have because this is where they would excel. My daughter who was good in drawing and designing as a child is now an Architect. My son who was good in math, counting just by looking at his fingers as a child, finished an Accounting course. Both are enjoying their jobs now.