(Closed) when I grow up…

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wanted to be a professional horseback rider or breeder, or else a writer. 

I actually do hope to teach riding lessons one day, although my main career is Psychology. So not quite the same!

Post # 4
1104 posts
Bumble bee

I remember saying to my dad once I wanted to be a professional netballer and he had to tell me there’s no such thing!! The joys of womens sports. I have always wanted to be a writer or an editor and although my job in the bureaucracy involves a LOT of writing, it’s not quite the same! I also wanted to be a ballerina but I just get my fix from dancing classes and the gym ๐Ÿ™‚ Right now my “when I grow up” job is a health psychologist, but I’d have to do post graduate study for that which I just can’t afford yet.

Post # 5
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I switched it up between veterinarian/pediatrician for as long as I can remember! I’m on the biochemistry researcher/professor track right now, I think I’ve kept it pretty close to my original goals (at least I stuck in the general physical/natural science area haha) ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ooooh. I always wanted to be a ballerina.  I’ve danced ballet since I was 3 yrs old, and continue to do so, but am far from being a professional… ๐Ÿ™‚  I teach ballet now, to little itty bitty girls… so cute.

I also wanted to be a Doctor, and started college off pre-med… changed my mind junior year, and finished off with a Philosophy/ English degree.  Now, I am in graduate school, hopefully eventually will get my Ph.D, and teach at the collegiate level.  I guess I’ll just be a different kind of doctor.

Post # 8
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wanted to be a model. That’s it just walk the cat walk smile have a lot of adoring fans and be admired for my beauty, but when I grew up I felt very self conscience about my body because I was too short to become a model (5’2″). Then after that I just wanted to get married and raise a family. I really didn’t like working or going to school…….. I wasn’t really the ambitious type, more of a traditional simple girl that just wanted a simple kind of life.

Post # 9
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wanted to be a gymnast mainly specialising in floor routines all my life pretty much. I got to the age of 16 and realised, if I hadnt made it by now,there was little or no chance, so I gave up and decided on other things and then I grew 10cms in height since giving it up ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I wanted to be a (all at the same time): a race car driver, a ballerina, a figure skater (in the olympics none the less) a truck driver and a receptionist.  HA.  After I grew out of that, I wanted to get married and be a wife and a mommy…. which I am on my way to doing!  Not the mommy part yet, :P.  

Post # 11
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wanted to be a journalist or a musician. Before that I wanted to own a stable – á la The Saddle Club (Loved those books). I’m now a theatre stage manager so I guess I do a lot of writing and am surrounded by music! Hehe. Bit of a stretch though.

Post # 12
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

An author. Now I’m a Professional Writer who’s working on books. Not much has changed!

Post # 13
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Oooh! I totally wanted to be a ballerina. But my parents never took it seriously and I never got to take dance classes, hehe. I also wanted to be a nurse (like my mom – too bad blood makes me queasy!), a grocery store clerk (high ambitions, eh?) and a missionary’s wife (my views on women have since become a little more progressive ;P). By 3rd grade though I figured out that all I wanted to do with my life was write. It wasn’t until college that that dream finally actualized into “wow, it’s stinking hard to make a living doing that. Let me find a more stable career path…”

Post # 14
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hehe. I’ve always wanted to be an architect. I remember sitting in my room when I was 10 looking around thinking how I can redesign my room so it’s more comfortable and functional.

Been working in the field for 6 years now! Cool SUPER lucky to be doing what I love.

Post # 15
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh I was an ambitious child… I wanted to be a hairdresser (and my reason was apparently because they get to chew gum at work lol), a cross-walk guard, and one of those people on construction sites who holds the stop sign and directs traffic. I gave up on my big dreams and became an engineer. Haha.

Post # 16
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oooooh boy. I was indecisive as a kid, and I still am. From the age of about 4, I have wanted to be (in order):

  • a chef 
  • a paleontologist — yes, at five, that was my dream because duh they specialized in DINOSAURS!
  • a veterinarian — y’know, cuz the dinos are all extinct and all
  • an animator for Disney because I liked to draw and that was back before every new kid movie was computerized or 3D
  • a lawyer
  • Broadway actress — took voice lessons for years but my inability to dance squashed that one
  • a behavioral analyst for the FBI from about age 15 (before Criminal Minds even existed on TV thank you very much) — I joined the army for a variety of reasons, one of which was that the experience would have helped boost an FBI application, but after a not good experience in the military I took administrative discharge and went to college. I should have just gone to school so I could still have pursued this, but I ran as far away from it as I could and started to major in music…
  • Somehow I ended up doing English then Sociology, which, ironically, looks at deviance and criminology (which I might “minor” in) so in a way I am back to the FBI roots. Even with being a lawyer, I always wanted to “catch bad guys” because my dad, whom I was very close to but who died when I was 6, was a parole officer.

I also want to be a mother, and I actually get really torn on wanting to just dote on my kids and wanting a career of my own. So I will try to do both…

My sister used to write little stories since she was about 6 years old. She went through phases of wanting to maybe do theatre or something, but she continued to write all while growing up. She went to school for creative writing, and that is what she does (well, she has a “day job” but she is very much working towards getting published) so she is someone who actually is (trying to be) doing what she wanted to as a kid.

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