Post # 31
1) Ballerina, though I hated ballet and quit after the first recital.
2) Indiana Jones. It wasn’t until a little later that I realized I meant ‘archaeologist’.
6) Perennial student
Currently hoping to be: Neuroscientist
I’m now finishing up my PhD and hope to become a college neuroscience professor (ie. a perennial student)
Post # 32
The first thing I can remember wanting to be (maybe around 3 or so?) is an artist. But I’m actually quite terrible at art.
Then when I was about 7, I, too, wanted to be a marine biologist. I thought I was unique, but apparently I was sadly mistaken haha.
Then I wanted to be a writer. I still kind of do, but I fully recognize that I really need a day job.
Now, I want to be a public relations specialist or speech writer, and so far I really enjoy all of the classes I’ve taken for that and I ADORE my internship in the college relations office, so I think it’s a good fit.
Although ideally I’d like to be a travel writer for national geographic or something. Get paid to travel and write about it? Hell yeah.
Post # 33
An author, a painter, a doctor, and a blacksmith.. yes, I wanted to weild metal and preferably shoe horses.
Now I work in psych/science – medically slanted, so that kind of worked out!
What kind of neuroscience are you in? I’m applying to neurosci programs for grad school in pain processing from my psychophys experience post-grad – love to find more science lovers!
Post # 34
I’m still mad at her! How dare she!
Post # 35
When I was little I wanted to be a wolf. haha- seriously. Interestingly my fiancee wanted to be a garbage man and my BFF wanted to be a strawberry!!!! Sadly, none of us ever accomplished these childhood dreams 😉
Post # 36
hahaha total redo!
I used to want to be a vet. Then I wanted to do pharmacy. Then PT. Then I wanted to be a nurse.
Now I want and am going to be a preschool teacher.
Post # 37
I wanted to be an Architect and I am and I love it! 🙂
Post # 38
When I was a kid when I grew up I wanted to be a hair dresser, a mommy and a teacher.
I am a mommy, I worked in a salon (ran away as fast as I could from that job) then I worked as a preschool teacher and ran away from that job faster than the salon… guess I was wayyyy off.
Now when I grow up I want to be rich… a lottery millionaire. =D lol.
Post # 39
When I was little, I definitely wanted to be a teacher. My uncle (who worked at a school) actually got me a real chalkboard, chalk, & erasers and my dad hung it up outside to our deck so I could have “classes”. I’d set my stuffed animals up in little chairs, get a hold of an old textbook, and go to town.
Right now, my top priority is being a Mom (working on it!). I definitely want to stay at home, but once my kids are old enough, I would LOVE to own a flower shop. I’m obsessed with the idea!
Post # 40
I wanted to be a lot of things as a kid, and spent several years of college still trying to figure it out:
I became a teacher.
Post # 41
And the prison thing. I would avoid that as well.
When I was little I wanted to be a geologist. I LOVED rocks. Then I met journalism and I was hooked.
Post # 42
I’m in a lab that studies models of psychiatric illnesses. My work has been mostly behavioral pharmacology with some molecular neuroscience. PM me if you want insight on the grad school application process/life as a grad student. I’ve had a fan-freakin’-tastic experience in my grad program and would be happy to tell you more about it (and encourage you to apply!)
Post # 43
Oh man. In chronological order I wanted to be:
1) Olympic gymnast
2) Physical therapist
3) Forensic scientist (I was a weird middle-schooler)
5) News anchor (for real.)
6) Math teacher
I ended up becoming a doctor, which is the best job ever (well, I guess I’m still a med student but still). I think I secretly have always wanted to be a vet, but I’m too afraid to have to euthanize animals 🙁
Post # 44
I’ve always wanted to be a geneticist and/or an epidemiologist. Disease fascinates me. I worked for 2 years as a researcher in genetics helping out with some pretty cutting edge research and i HATED it. Not at first, but by the end i knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that it wasn’t for me. So 2 months before beginning a pHd i’d been accepted into in happier times, I applied to teachers college on a whim and found my calling. Now I talk about genetics, epidemiology, and ethics all the time and the few students who are as passionate about those things as i am make it all worthwhile.
In my next life i will open a hostel/bookshop/cafe in the back alleyways of a beautiful city and introduce travellers to the best that the city has to offer. I just need the money and to chose the city 🙂