What did you want to be when you grew up?

@Jackalyn (6655)
Oxford, England
August 29, 2016 5:05am CST
Thinking about a recent post of mine about kids answers in church to the question I thought it might be fun to ask what you wanted to be when you grew up. Can you remember? Did you become what wanted to be? I wanted to be a teacher and then a poet. I have published poetry, worked as a pre-school teacher and worked in adult education, so I guess I did have it in me.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I think I wanted to be a mom and a writer and I have done both so I guess I have done both.
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• United States
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a secretary - and I was for thirty-five years and then I wanted to retire early and I did at age fifty-three.
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Aug 16
Astronaut but that dreams faded when I realized you have to be good in Math to be one.
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@Platespinner (16505)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug 16
I still haven't entirely figured out what I want to be when I grow up . Fortunately I thoroughly enjoy how I spend my life most of the time.
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@nomus24g (22973)
• India
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a Pilot
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Aug 16
I wanted to be an architect at one point, but my dad didn't think I had the aptitude for it, so I didn't attempt college at that time. I did take a few online classes some years ago but mostly for an English degree. I quite soon after. It was too difficult working two jobs and taking classes too. My dad was an electrician and would have house plans in our house. We took a few summers and the three older girls, myself being the oldest, would make a house plan of a home and then use the catalogs put out back then like: Sears, Montgomery Wards and Penneys to furnish each house. We made notes of which catalog was used and page numbers. Then when we finished we took a plan made by a sister and checked to see what they furnished their with. We did it down to the faucets and flooring and ever part of a home. Maybe I should have been a decorator? I've done many things in my lifetime, but writing is by far the best, and teaching God's Word to people too.
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@sofssu (14462)
30 Aug 16
Like most kids in my group I wanted to be a teacher.. I have taught for a while.. but I guess i wanted to be a doctor the most.. I didn't get there..
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@rina110383 (24134)
30 Aug 16
When I was a kid, I wanted to become a doctor. Upon reaching high school, I noticed that my written and oral communication skills have developed. Then, I wanted to become a lawyer. I took AB Political Science then entered law school. Today, I'm a member of the legal profession.
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29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a nurse, a teacher, an archaeologist, and an author at different stages in childhood. I achieved one of those.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a teacher or a mechanic. I never achieved either of those things.
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@shaggin (36846)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be an art teacher and actually planned on that until my sister who was a year ahead of me suddenly decided to do that. GRRR I was so mad. She dropped out of school after about 6 months anyway but oh well in the long run it worked out. I knew I wanted to start a family early and college just wouldn't have went with those plans.
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a flight stewardess but I end up as a banker.
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• New Delhi, India
29 Aug 16
My father want me to become a pilot but unfortunately I am not good at school, his second opinion is for electrical engineer which I am in present. My personal choice will be a shooter. Pistol shooting I like this sport very much.
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@toniganzon (49990)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a teacher. That was what I wanted when I was an elementary student. But of course my parents discouraged me. Mom wanted me to take Mass Communication, dad wanted me to be a lawyer. So I went to business school in the university and after getting that degree and plunging into business for two years, I decided to go to law school which of course I was able to finish. I think I made my parents happy with my degrees. Then I started teaching at a language institute for 6 years. Then I went back to school again to study Real Estate Management, took a licensure exam after that and succeeded. Now I run my own company.
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@ilocosboy (34315)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
I don't remember my ambition when I was still a little kid, but now I am a writer.
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@inertia4 (27674)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a millionaire. LOL. Just kidding. That is everyones dream I guess. I wanted to be a rock star, really, no joke. I also loved and still love technology. I never got the chance to follow any area I had. But I wound up okay. Now I dabble in writing online. It seems to keep me busy and makes me feel good.
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• Peoria, Arizona
29 Aug 16
I wanted to be a photographer for a while but when I turned 12 I wanted to be a screenwriter and I am still working on that goal. I already have one short film I am credited for!
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@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
Originally, I wanted to be a lawyer. However, my parents were having a difficult time financially at the time when I was choosing a college and I felt that to help them, I shouldn't choose a degree where they would sustain my tuition for 8 years so in the end I became an engineer instead of a lawyer. No regrets though.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
29 Aug 16
@Jackalyn,I work in a big company.As a child I wanted to join army,especially air force,but couldn't.Then I wanted to be an author.Wrote many articles and stories in my mother tongue,but couldn't continue due to some family issues.
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