Are you doing what you said you wanted to do when you grew up?

United States
September 6, 2010 1:54am CST
I wanted to be a singer. I'm not a professional singer, but I do go out and sing karaoke every once in awhile. I also wanted to be a dancer. I really don't do much of that anymore. at least not in public ;) what did you want to do? are you doing it?
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@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I wanted to be a flight attendant when I was really little. And then a vet. Then a cartoonist. And then a mother. And then a fashion designer. Currently, I am jobless while I show some pieces of my paintings at art shows. I have not idea what I'd like to be now but forever an artist.
• United States
7 Sep 10
Ahh art. I think we would be lost without creative expression. do you have any pics of your paintings posted?
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
8 Sep 10
No, I don't have it up here yet. I may eventually get some up. Do you have some of yours?
• United States
6 Sep 10
Absolutely not, I wanted to be a stewardess, a doctor, a lawyer and a judge all at once.
• United States
7 Sep 10
So you wanted to be a hard working girl... oh wait! You are!
• United States
7 Sep 10
All day every day thus far.
@tatturoy (139)
• India
6 Sep 10
I wanted to be a music composer.And yes,today i am working as a music composer in Indian film and music industry.I love my job and enjoy it thoroughly.Good to hear that you are a singer.
• United States
7 Sep 10
Wow that sounds like a really fun job! It's great that you're doing something that you love!
@grace24 (1050)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
I wanted to be rich someday and successful. I am waiting for it to be happen. Im studying hard to achieve goals in my life.
• United States
7 Sep 10
I want to be rich someday too... I don't think it will happen on Mylot, but I have other projects in the works, so I'm not falling behind yet...
@megamatt (14334)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Well, the funny thing is that it did seem to change every week when I was about five or six. And I doubt I could have even fully comprehended where I wanted to go in life at that age to begin with. Still, I wanted all the things that did seem cool to children. Fireman, policeman, astronaut, sports star, any number of things. I even went through that phase where I wanted to open up my own lawn mowing business. I even created fliers and a fake phone number. Seems a bit absurd now, but hey, I was five. Still, I never could have imagined working with computers right now. Then again, at that age, computers were some strange mystery that I could barely even begin to comprehend. It was an entirely different world to say the least. Still, I cannot really complain, but I just have to give a smile about how interesting my dreams as a child were.
• United States
7 Sep 10
LOL you were quite the little entrepreneur! Most kids want to run a lemonade stand...who else would have thought of mowing lawns?? Kudos sir..
@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
6 Sep 10
no i am not. i wanted to take pictures for playboy lol. or be a stunt man. but now i am disable. but i do one thing i wanted that's writing songs and about to go back to school and take some music business classes. so i can get my publishing company running, and hopfully get more clients for my music consulting business as well
• United States
7 Sep 10
get ahold of me when you have it up and running, and you can record my karaoke tunes, and we'll both be rich and famous! ;)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
The funny thing about this topic is that I did'nt end up what I thought I would be when I was a child. I bragged about being a priest, a soldier, a policeman, and a physical therapist. Guess what, I ended up being a lawyer. However, come to think of it, I am what I wanted to be as a child in one package. As a priest, I preach to clients in doing the right thing, as a soldier and as a policeman, I protect the rights of innocent people, as a physical therapist, I heal wounded feelings and abused bodies through litigation.
• United States
7 Sep 10
I like how you broke it down and made it fit into your goals. That's actually a very good talent to have. way to see the glass half full!
@daninuk (146)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I wanted to be a lawyer. To be honest, i still do. I'm currently in college right now so I can't really say that I think I'm "grown-up" just yet but the fact that I'm studying something almost completely unrelated to law makes me feel as though I won't end up fulfilling my childhood dream. I don't know, really. I have a number of plans for the future, and I still plan on pursuing law later on in life, but in general, I think that the things we want as children eventually change to suit what we truly need as we grow up. I don't know, it's just a thought, I guess.
• United States
7 Sep 10
I think you're right. I started a topic not too long ago about the way that life kind of takes you down whatever road you need to be on, whether you planned to be on it or not. This is why I'm not a career singer. And you know...now that I'm an adult, I don't really think being a full time singer would be that much fun. I could be wrong...
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
9 Sep 10
That is wonderful. I am in some ways fortunate too for having the opportunity to do what I wanted to do. I wanted to travel to countries in different parts of the world. I finally got a perfect job that requires me to travel to overseas countries. I enjoy that very much. It is so interesting to meet and work with people of different nationalities and cultures. Best wishes to you too !