Did you become the person you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Australia
February 12, 2007 5:57am CST
As a kid, I'm sure everyone has been asked, "What do you want to be when you grouw up?" at least once. Common answers have to be: doctors and teachers. I wanted to be a cashier and press the keys and put the bills in their respective slots, hahahaha! Or a writer because I loved reading books as a kid as well. So, when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? And have you grown up to be that person or did you pursue something entirely different? On my part, I still haven't become a cashier. But I'd like to think that by pursuing a degree in English Literature that somehow I'm slowly making my way to becoming a writer or having a career related to books or print media. :)
5 responses
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
what im becoming now is certainly not what i imagined then... not that i have an idea what i wnated then... i know what i enjoy then... & i know what i want now.
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@iamnumbed (166)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
No. I did not become the person i have always dreamt of. Ive always wated to be a doctor or a surgeon, turns out i am kinda afraid of blood and other fields, i find boring. i tried psychology for a while,it didnt last though.. Right now, im taking up radiological technology.. It is pretty fun.
• Australia
13 Feb 07
I'm terrified of blood as well, I cringe and look away even when I'm just watching shows on TV! Haha. Wow, radiological technology sounds really hard, but interesting. What exactly is it about?
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
i get to be an xray, mri or ct scan technician once i graduate. sounds boring, i know but its not though. (at least for me) i get to work in a hospital and see less blood.
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I'm a mom! Growing up I had all sorts of different career ideas, but overall I really always wanted a family, and now I have that!
• Australia
13 Feb 07
Awww. :) That's so great to hear. I want to become a mom and have a family in a few years too.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 07
As I child I always dreamed of driving a train! I had a fascination in trains, I was always drawing pretend train maps and loved my train set! But sadly it never happened. I went into office work, then working on the telephones. Now I've trained for a new career working with children. I also wanted to have my own home and live alone, hopefully that may happen one day, once I have the finance.
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
I remember reciting in front of kindergarten class saying: "When I grow up, I want to be A engineer." I turned out to be a copy writer slash struggling musician. Weird, huh?