We all had childhood career dreams..... Who ACTUALLY achieved them?

@James72 (26829)
Australia
March 13, 2007 11:41pm CST
As a child a lot of my friends wanted to be policemen and firemen. The girls I grew up with wanted to work with animals or be nurses etc Me, I actually wanted to be a marine biologist or oceanographer and work with dolphins! As I got older, I didn't even come CLOSE to achieving this! Is there anybody here that had a childhood dream of a particular career and actually stuck to their guns and achieved it? If so, was it all you expected it to be?
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• United States
17 Aug 08
When I was a child I wanted to be an Angel. Then in my teens I decided I wanted to be Merlin. Neither one of them has been a very good career choice!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
Hmmm. This is an interesting switch in career choice! Maybe your time to be an Angel WILL show itself at some stage of your evolution or at the end of this life or the one of the many next? As for being Merlin? Arguably you could seek a Wiccan lifestyle of sorts and come pretty close I reckon! lol. Come to think of it, at one stage of my childhood I was SURE I wanted to be Chuck Norris?? Thanks for responding.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Well Chuck (hehe), by Angel I didn't mean an entity with wings and a halo and an ethereal body, I just wanted to be able to alleviate the suffering I saw so many people doing around me. What I did instead was to join them in their suffering! But that is over and done with. Now I realize that it is the individual himself that chooses to suffer, and only the individual himself can choose joy... I cannot choose for him (or her). All I can do is offer an uplifting example and speak the truth as I know it. And my Merlin thing has matured into a desire to 'master the elements' and be the creator of my own experience. Both of these objectives are aspects of who I really am - and that is my overall objective... to open the passageway that connects my physical aspect to spirit so who I really am can flow freely and joyously in this life.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
Oh I GOT your Angel reference! lol. My statement still stands! You can still be one in this life or the next! This life is but a stepping stone to completeness! And your body is but a mortal vessel in which your greater spirit resides.... A time will come when the cycles you have experienced throughout your existence will have come full circle and you will have earned the right to sit by the hand of God. (Or Nirvana, or spiritual valhalla or whatever you wish to call it if you are not God inclined as such!). Bottom line is that what we experience today as a living, breathing mortal is but the tip of the iceberg and we will all eventually return back to the natural energy source from which we came. The actions, beliefs, thoughts, opinions, food etc (you get my drift here!) will ultimately determine the "purity" of this energy our mortal vessel contains. Once it has regenerated itself to a level of ethereal completeness that is worthy of joining the complete timeless, ageless and multiversal pool without contaminating it; then as far as I am concerned, our journey ends! We have to earn it!
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@Jemina (5774)
14 Mar 07
I have always wanted to be an English teacher in a foreign country. And guess what? Here I am! Teaching English in Thailand. It's such awesome to recall how I dream of this when I was younger like elementary. I also haply wanted to play the piano and surprisingly my sister enroled me in a piano lesson. Those are just two of my many dreams came true. Maybe I'd keep on dreaming till I get my dream car-mini cooper :-D
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
Good for you! I never thought that I would end up living and working overseas (even though I was born outside of my home country) but I have lived in the Philippines for 18 months or so and am now moved again; living and working in India! Sometimes things don't always turn out the way you expected but always seem to turn out ok! We are the masters of our destiny maybe? Thanks for responding.
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@Jemina (5774)
1 Jul 08
Oh, thank you for the pencil. Another dream is about to come true. I'm marrying my dream man.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
1 Jul 08
You are welcome! Sorry it took so long! lol. Yes! I have seen your news and have responded to your topic regarding the same! I wish you every happiness imaginable! (And what are you doing online anyways!!!!! You are supposed to preparing!)
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@munhozmib (3849)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
4 Aug 08
Hello, James. Wow, this discussion is a year old already! And here I am, reactivating it. I just felt like responding to this. Hmm... I was reading on the responses, and people have not set those amazing dreams. I mean, not very high dreams. I don't know if it's a childhood dream, since I dream about it now, at the age of sixteen, but... I want to be the leader of a Rock band here in Brazil and change the story of the music in my country. I want to change the life of people through music. Let music get to their soul. Now, if myLot still exists in two decades, we will know wether I achieved it or not. :D Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
4 Aug 08
Well thank you for noticing it! Even if it IS a year after I posted it; better late than never right? I too hope to read about some unbelievably popular Brazilian Rock Band some time in the future and then put two and two together! I wish you all the best with your dream and thanks for responding.
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@munhozmib (3849)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
5 Aug 08
Hahaha, you will hear it! And when we're famous, I'll make a song called myLot!
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@SViswan (12065)
• India
3 Aug 08
Growing up, I've always wanted to be an engineer(besides being a mother). Well, I am both.....but when I was older I realized that being a software engineer was not my calling and I am better suited to be a kindergarten teacher and here I am...with a lower pay scale but happy doing what I do.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
3 Aug 08
Well good for you for not only achieving your initial dream; but for then having the confidence to change paths and be satisfied with your decision! It takes courage to walk away from what we know and embrace something new. Thanks for responding.