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What did you want to be when you grow up? Did you make it?


I remember thinking one time that I wanted to be the guy that stuffs the cotton into the aspirin bottles. I never got to do that ! When I was six I wanted to be a cowboy. Have not done that yet either! I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I guess that's because I really have not grown up yet. If I were a leap year baby, I would only have had 17 birthdays.

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Nadia Archuleta (nArchuleta) says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    I cannot type and laugh at the same time nArchuleta. Of all professions, I think the 'Law' and its practitioners are the least respected. Not sure about morgue techs. I think teachers are respected. You teachers train the plotters of the future.


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Abby Campbell says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Congratulations Maximum. You have already past the finish line for your main goal of having a wonderful family. The fiction writing can also happen for you. Hubpages is a great place to start. We need more stories on the site.


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Jim Miller (JimTxMiller) says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Hey JimTxMiller. I don't think you strayed too far from your early goals. And that throwing yourself on a live grenade thing, is really over rated! Sounds like you kept busy; with the White Line Fever work, the intel work, writing, and journalism,

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Ann810 says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Well done Ann810. You pretty much stuck to your aspirations. It sounds like your work is interesting, hectic, and probably never dull.

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tarkishat says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Very interesting answer tarkishat. I too wish there were more channels for you. But I will bet that right now you have a lot more than two. The past is in the book, but the future is wide open. Best of luck to you.

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Sophie (sasanqua) says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Congrats for becoming a teacher. You may inspire a whole new batch of Marie Curies or Einsteins.

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Chris Achilleos says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Good for you Chris. I am pretty sure that good emotional health helps people to have better physical health: so in effect you are covering both bases. As for the acting, it's never too late.

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Rick Grimes (healthyfitness) says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Before Ronald Reagan's time the airline people were all well paid. He destroyed the industry's unions and refused to allow the controllers to strike. It has been downhill ever since. Soon a Starbuck's manager will make more than a pilot.

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Claire (Elderberry Arts) says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Sounds like you did very well. It wasn't easy and it took a long time, but you did it.

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Globetrekkermel says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Hi Globetrek. I am beginning to think that people never really lose sight of their first dream. Who knows?, when you grow up you may actually be a successful travel writer. Hubpages is a good start.

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charlie (celafoe) says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    That would have been so cool to be a leap year baby. If you were one, on the non leap year, would you celebrate on Feb 28 or March first. It would be your choice I guess.

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Aupriann Myers says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    Congratulations for having a goal and reaching it.

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jenbeach21 says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    At least you followed your dream. It's better to have done it, than to have regrets over not doing it.

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    If you want it bad enough, you can do it! Just continue building your skill. Practice, practice, practice. From there, you will get better and better. ;)


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John William (CuriousLearner) says

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    It sounds like you upgraded your dream. That's a great achievement. Best of luck.

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    Bill Russo (Billrrrr) 3 years ago

    I agree. At five months shy of age 70, I am tossing around several things including completing advanced college degrees, starting another business, and daily endurance training on a bicycle.


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