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What did you want to be when you grew up? and did your dream come true?

Asked by Grim (384points) June 2nd, 2008

I never really had an ideal “dream job” when I was young and I still have trouble finding something realisticly suitable… :[

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wizard's avatar

In progress!

wildflower's avatar

I wanted to be a movie star, hair-dresser or join the navy…......these days I’d rather be a pirate :)

jlm11f's avatar

I wanted to be a doctor and like wizard said…in progress!

omg the “111” scores are following me! and wildflower!

Bri_L's avatar

I wanted to be a Disney animator. I got accpted into their internship program and balked at moving to southern CA. And felt this amazing relief. I wasn’t expecting that. it was like knowing I was good enough was good enough.

Bri_L's avatar

i see you

wildflower's avatar

Bri, you know I won’t give you any GA’s (no matter how great they may be) until tomorrow – it’s just too cool :)

Bri_L's avatar

hehe thanks

wizard's avatar

LOL! “I see you” that’s gotta be the funniest thing I’ve heard all day!!!

gailcalled's avatar

I wanted to get a good liberal arts education, grow up and see what fate threw in my path. I’ve had three related careers that were fun, useful, educational and now over. Love being retired.

hollywoodduck's avatar

I wanted to be all sorts of things. I wanted to be a marine biologist, a lawyer, a doctor, a housewife, and a veterinarian among many others. Now I’m a Marketing and Innovation Leader and I love it!

Grim's avatar

I love most things involving art, find I’m good at advertising and have a fondness for “urban” fashion design. I cant realistically see myself getting into any of these carreers succesfully… Anybody else have this problem? or just good stories all around? :[

Skyrail's avatar

I want to go and work in the nuclear industry and I’m heading towards uni at a fast pace, just one more year now heh. I’m planning on studying engineering at uni and then taking it from there :)

Dog's avatar

I wanted to be a professional fine artist and yes- I have achieved my dream above and beyond what I had hoped for.

Now I am expanding on that dream- we always need to have a dream to guide us.

iwamoto's avatar

i wanted to become an animal vet with a helicopter in africa, now im an apple tech, makes me happy too

wildflower's avatar

I can see how flying sick elephants around Africa is similar to troubleshooting a MacBook Air…..... o.O

Bri_L's avatar

@ iwamoto – you should be an apple tech with a helecoptor. that would be so cool!

wildflower's avatar

Bri!! someone ruined it!! Oh well, it was pretty cool while it lasted (I remember signing in one morning with 666 lurve points, that was kinda cool)

iwamoto's avatar

oh, one of two anyways, i think it would rock clients worlds if i came over by helicopter :D

Bri_L's avatar

wild – it was an honor to have held the post.

Seesul's avatar

A soda jerk or a brain surgeon. (Oops, getting mixed up with Jethro Bodine).

Seriously, my first job fulfilled the soda jerk part, but it was in a convalescent hospital and it was a new concept for the time.

Most of the patients had grown up in the 1890’s, so they made a parlor like that and it was for staff, patients, and families and although I only got $1.60 an hour, it was fun, especially working with the patients. The nurses would watch what kind of crowd I had and, when it was slow, bring in the patients that needed help, one at at time. I was really fun making whatever they wanted and then helping them eat it and getting to know them.

We had one lady that thought she was on a cruise, because that had been the happiest part of her life. Luckily, I lived in a town with a lot of fog, so we were able to use that as a way to keep her from wandering ashore. Because of her, I tried cruising and absolutely love it and have seen a great deal of the world that way.

I wanted to be a mom from the get go, because my mom was such a great one. I also was fascinated with cameras and got to do that professionally for a while. The best part was finding out that my grandfather was a photographer at the turn of the last century and finding out we had a collection of antique photos in the family.

I also wanted to be a teacher, but the biggest satisfaction in learning how to do that, was getting to use those skills with my own child and then having him grow up to teach me.

susanc's avatar

I wanted little jobs that would allow me a lot of time
to make paintings. In the early 80’s it got to be harder to manage with nothing but little jobs so I went to a cheapo grad school and became a Professional Person.
I suddenly had a Role instead of just ways to make money. I liked the work
(art therapist) but I didn’t like having to live the Role.

tia29's avatar

I wanted to be a soldier in the Army. I’ve been in for 10 years. I love working with my hands and being outdoors, not cooped up in an office (no offense). I also love discipline and structure. There are some fall backs, deployment, but I knew what I was getting when I signed the dotted line.

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