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Did you achieve what you thought as a child you would have for a career?

Asked by ucme (50037points) March 27th, 2010

What do you want to be when you grow up?We all had an idea of how to answer that question,but did anyone actually wind up doing their dream job?What were your childhood plans for a career anyway?

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Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I’m at the spot where I’m doing what I know how to do but what I do isn’t very fulfilling and I’d like to do something else.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I wanted to be an artist.
I am an artist.

susanc's avatar

I was a child of privilege in the 1940’s and ‘50’s. It never occurred to me that I could have a “career”. I thought I would have the same “work” my mother had: driving a green station wagon in order to transport a golden retriever, a few children who had to be taken to the beach every day in the summer, and a regular babysitter between her parents’ house and mine. I may have understood that a husband would have to be acquired, but I didn’t think about that.

rebbel's avatar

I actyally never had a dreamjob or -profession as a child.
And since i have no profession still, i guess you could say that i wounded up with something that i didn’t have then either.

AstroChuck's avatar

Not at all. I’m borderline flatfooted and used to hate walking any distance. I never would have thought I’d end up carrying mail for a living. Growing up I wanted to be an illustrator or an animator.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I am starting High School this year in August, so I wouldnt call myself grown up. And my dreams of being something when I grow up have changed alot since I moved to Iceland when I was 12 years old.

poisonedantidote's avatar

technically no, i have never been in outer space so i failed at becoming an astronaut. but when i was 12 i decided i wanted to make websites, and thats what i do now. so i guess i did get what i wanted. however, having said that… i was never an astronaut, a fireman, a lawyer or a clown. so its not exactly my first choice.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I wanted to be a footballer.
It didn’t work out that way.
Boo Hoo simper sob.
Good for you by the way ;¬}

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme-Thanks :)
I also wanted to be an alligator wrestler,but there’s not much excitement in that ;)

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Well you seem to be doing a pretty good job of wrestling that poor tree.I mean look at it, looks a bit limp.I’m going to go out on a limb here & call you the victor.

palbertq's avatar

We all evolve and our goals and desires change. Am I (at 24) doing what I (at 8) thought I would be doing? Absolutely not.

Am I (at 24) doing what I (at 24) love doing? Abso-fuckin-lutely! Couldn’t be in a better place that helps me balance my desires to leave work every day knowing I made some positive difference in people’s lives while compensating me well enough to financially take care of my family.

24 year old palbertq > 8 year old palbertq

Jack79's avatar

Yes, I fulfilled my dream by the time I was 26 or so. Which sounded far too late at the time.

I’ve moved to other things since.

faye's avatar

I wanted to be a stewardess, I stopped growing. I wanted to go into advertising but didn’t want to live in Toronto. I don’t like most children so no teacher. I went to nursing school. I was lucky enough to stay home with my kids and turned into a regular little hausfrau, then back to nursing. I’d love to own a bookstore in a smaller town by the ocean with a little cafe in it.

Bluefreedom's avatar

All through my childhood, I had a fascination with aviation and I always wanted to be a commerical airline pilot. Life had a different plan for me though and I ended up being a career military member instead and it is something that I have never regretted.

I still have a desire and a plan to work on getting a private pilot’s license at some point and I’ve never lost my love of and fascination for aviation so that’s a good thing too.

thriftymaid's avatar

I didn’t really think about it much as a child. So, I didn’t have expectations to live up to. Like most kids, I would at times says I wanted to be a XXX or a XXX, but it was never a real desire.

loser's avatar

In 5th grade I had a bunch of my art displayed on the walls at the superintendent’s office. I also designed all the flyers for class fuctions and what not. I once drew the California flag blindfolded. I thought for sure I was going to be an artist. HA!

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