(Closed) What did you wanna be when you were 12?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When I was twelve I think was transitioning from wanting to be a large animal vet (that was when I started working weekends at my barn and realizing the ridiculous hours, horses tend to colic outside of normal business hours) to being a lawyer.

The lawyer dream lasted another two years when horse trainer set in for two- three years (realized how crazy some horse owners are) before I settled in Anthropology and Museums. Still not sure what sort of museum, but I expect by the time I have my MA, I’ll just be greatful for any museum hiring a registrar.

Post # 48
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I wanted to be a writer. I read books like they are going out of style. I even was an Editor in high school and college…but I let that go when I realized I’d have to move to a bigger city — not my style/comfort zone.

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve wanted to be a chemist since elementary school.  I actually followed through with it and I’m now completing my PhD in chemistry.  But I hate it!  So I’m going to law school this fall for patent law 🙂

I also wanted to be a paleobotanist because I was obsessed with Jurassic Park and Dr. Ellie Sattler.

Post # 50
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A figure skater, despite the fact that I lived in South Texas at the time and had never once put on ice skates. 

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@PitBulLover: haha she was! But she knew I just thought it would be cool to be in the store after it closed. (I grew up watching “Today’s Special” with Jodi Sam and Muffy- the show were the Manquins came to life after to store closed -okay thats totally creepy to think of as an adult lol) But I def grew out of that once i found out that people didn’t live there! oh the things we thought as kids! its so funny!

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Astronaught or paleontologist.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@dillpickle46:Hahah, me too, I wanted to be Dr. Ellie Satler, too.

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

LOL I wanted to be a mermaid too! Darn that Little Mermaid movie. 😀

Actually when I was little I told everyone I wanted to be an Economist! (That’s what my dad was and I wanted to be just like him.) Ironically I do actually do exactly what my dad did while he was working. (I did not get my economics degree to get there though!)

Post # 55
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wanted to be a mailman because I LOVED receiving letters and magazines in the mail. : )

Post # 56
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wanted to be an author and Stay-At-Home Mom. I still wouldn’t mind being both! I definitely want to be a Stay-At-Home Mom still but I’d really like to do some freelance editing also.

Post # 57
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Apollo 13 had just come out in the theaters and I so desperately wanted to be an astronaut after seeing that…

Or a Supreme Court Justice… haha, I aimed high.

Now I’m a Project Manager at a healthcare/disease management company. Slightly different!

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I loved to write and wanted to be an author of a bestselling series. I quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen..because as much as I love to write, I’m not good enough at it to make a decent amount of money. I decided in My Jr. High school years and more concretly in my high school years that being a teacher and specializing in french immersion would be more practical. I graduated in May and landed a full time position in september!

Post # 59
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I loved space, and wanted to be an astronaut.  My elem school always had “career day” so I cut a hole in an icecream bucket and wore it on my head all day.  (I really wanted to wrap myself in aluminum foil, but mom vetoed that one:)

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

A vet, until I was told I had to “practice” putting animals to sleep. Killed that dream instantly.

Post # 61
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Bumble Beekeeper

A mermaid! lol

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