What did you want to be when you grew up, and did you become it?

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  1. Silver Poet profile image69
    Silver Poetposted 13 years ago

    What did you want to be when you grew up, and did you become it?

  2. twobmad profile image60
    twobmadposted 13 years ago

    Since my childhood, I had dreamt of becoming a pastor, And now I am now on my half way of it.

    And I wanted to become a Rock Guitarist but I don't think if I could still make it... it's kind late already

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    hortsroeuposted 13 years ago

    I want to be a professor. I did not do it. I changed my mind...I want to be a vice minister or secretary of state...

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image87
    mistyhorizon2003posted 13 years ago

    I wanted to have a career in Horticulture, possibly creating new species of roses etc. Sadly I have had no end of other jobs since, including ones that involved growing, but never fulfilled my original ambition. Today my ambition would be different though, and I think I would be far happier growing food crops on a viable scale to make a living, or running a smallholding with animals and vegetables both included.

  5. Lady Guinevere profile image67
    Lady Guinevereposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to be a Vet, but the years in college scared the beegeebees out of me. I also wanted to be a nurse but them children came along and life happened. In a way I have become the vet and the nurse and a teacher and a great mother which is everything rolled into one. I raised many small animals including goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, cats, dogs, mice and hampsters along the way and of course two beautiful independent daughters who are grown and on their own now.
    I am also a minister and a writer, which neither ever entered my mind until after my children left home.

  6. garyyoungberg profile image59
    garyyoungbergposted 13 years ago

    I used to watch Seahunt as a child and wanted to be a scuba diver.  I never dove for a living but I did get my advanced certification and went on many pleasurable dives in the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean.

  7. AnkushKohli profile image61
    AnkushKohliposted 13 years ago

    "Successful Business Man" and I'm on my way!

  8. apache13 profile image60
    apache13posted 13 years ago

    When I was asked that question in grade school I answered it truthfully,I got in trouble for it but it was the truth,I said I wanted to be a hobo.Yes I did become a hobo for 4 years I rode freight trains all over the United states,I was what other hobos called a cookpot,I fed hobos out of the large pot I carried on my pack and my rail nickname was Breeze,because I came and went as I pleased.I've signed in under at least 1,000 bridges.

  9. manspaugh profile image60
    manspaughposted 13 years ago

    An artist for Disney. And no I didn't, but I still plan on it!

  10. sheen khan profile image41
    sheen khanposted 13 years ago

    no,i could not become that because cercumtencesare played very important role of my life . i want to do M.A in English which was my dream and remained as a dream now .

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    Butch Newsposted 13 years ago

    I thought I wanted to be an electronics engineer.  Life took me down a different path but I don't regret my life at all.

  12. Ashantina profile image59
    Ashantinaposted 13 years ago

    A writer... and I am a work in progress!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image81
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 13 years ago

    When I was young, I wanted someone to create something like the internet; and so I asked al gore if he'd create the internet, and so shall it be written, and so al done.

    you see, I'd not know that I'd already and always wanted to be a blogger; but thanks to heroes like algore, and billgates; I am the stunning success that you see.

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    SnowRoseposted 13 years ago

    Growing up, I changed my mind often as to what I wanted to be: first, a teacher; then, a vet; next, a writer. I ended up pursuing a business major with a concentration in human resources, but in my spare time I write on hubpages, so I guess, in a way, I did become what I wanted to be.

  15. Dr. Amilia profile image39
    Dr. Amiliaposted 13 years ago

    Wanted to be a doctor and am one now.
    I would wear my father's stethoscope around my neck all the time. smile

    Dr. Amilia

  16. barbergirl28 profile image82
    barbergirl28posted 13 years ago

    I wanted to become a writer... or a psychologist.

    I was a photojournalist in the military for five years, and now I am currently writing online and writing a book... so I kind of accomplished it.

    As for the psychologist, I plan on going back to school next year to finish my psychology degree. Hopefully I can use my writing and my psychology degree to finally become satisfied with my career choice.

    My career though is cosmetology and barbering... while not my first choice from childhood, I do enjoy it.

  17. stclairjack profile image74
    stclairjackposted 13 years ago

    i love the question because it always makes us stop and think,... i wanted to play music, and write songs,.... but i got maried, had the kid, got divorced,.....now i pay the bills, raise the boy, and RA tries hard to take the guitar away from me,... but arthritus cannot take away words,.. so i keep going,... but thanks for the question, it sure made me think back, and i managed a smile in spite of it all.

  18. wordspiller profile image60
    wordspillerposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to become a teacher and an author. Although I've had several books published I thought that I hadn't become a teacher, but when I look at all the articles I write I see that I am teaching.  Sometimes our dreams don't come true in the way we expected them to, but that's okay!

  19. Luxor profile image64
    Luxorposted 13 years ago

    I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I still love animals, but as I got older the medical aspect of being a vet no longer appealed to me. As a kid I loved writing stories, family newsletters, etc. but I never once considered being a writer...but that's what I grew up to be!

  20. netslums profile image73
    netslumsposted 13 years ago

    I'm only 20 years old, so i can't really attest for much. However, when i was younger, i wanted to be an Astronaut, or FBI Agent; growing up, I've discovered that not only were those professions dangerous, they just weren't for me. I now want to become a writer, and i plan on this dream becoming a reality. I think FIRST i realized that i wanted to change people's lives some how. This thought led me down the writing path. For me, making money was never the destination...it was always the thought of someone reading my work and being inspired, thought-provoked, or "changed" by what they read.

  21. Shendawg profile image61
    Shendawgposted 13 years ago

    I wanted and believed I would be a professional baseball player when I was growing up.  However, I went into the military, finished college and have a good career.  Most days, I would much rather be playing baseball and being in my mid 30's, I'd be a year or two away from retirement already!!

  22. DigFilmBuff profile image61
    DigFilmBuffposted 13 years ago

    Well, first I would have to say I wanted to be a lot of things. Though, the latest one was I wanted to be a Screenwriter/Director. I have not become one yet, yet being the key word. I am in school now working on Digital Video Production (making movies).

  23. JRBanks profile image54
    JRBanksposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to play in the NHL or be a cop, now I work from home and play hockey in the beer leagues! Still living the dream!

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    imranhaiderposted 13 years ago

    I am 25 year old , i want to be a pilot . Now i am publishing blogs and articles and poems on Adsense .
    I want to be top list on Google Adsense . Thanks

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    Ruach Eishposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to be lots of things, but when I was nine I decided that I was born to be a writer and never changed my mind again after that.  I have achieved it to some extent; that is, I write and have had a few things published but have not yet achieved any major success.  But since I'm only 25, I figure that there's still plenty of time!!

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    SilentSmile08posted 13 years ago

    when i was little i wanted to work with animals i love animals still,  but im in school for psychology ,  i could never handle putting a pet to sleep or doing surgery lol.

  27. jon smith profile image59
    jon smithposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to be a teacher. OK, I'm not a teacher, but I love teaching smile))

  28. noenhulk profile image61
    noenhulkposted 13 years ago

    When I was a kid, I do not really dream of something to be. Just finishing my studies and have a good job are enough for me. But now, I read this from the Internet and I wish I could... "When I grow up I don't want to grow old."

  29. GeneGan profile image57
    GeneGanposted 13 years ago

    When I was a kid, I watched Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the TV series. From then on I knew I wanted to be an inventor. Come high school, Physics and Chemistry subjects almost blew my mind apart. Now I'm studying Interior Design, aiming to be a furniture designer.

    Conclusion? I'll create my own furniture, so that still counts as inventing right? Haha.

  30. brycewestervelt profile image61
    brycewesterveltposted 13 years ago

    I thought I wanted to be an Engineer in high school...even started college at Georgia Tech.... switched majors to music and am now a professional opera singer.

  31. Keith Worth profile image61
    Keith Worthposted 13 years ago

    At various stages I wanted to be (in no particular order): a hacker, Superman, a snowman (and I lived in Florida, ponder that one), a Ninja Turtle, a lawyer, and of course the ever-present ambitions of being a parent and author.

    Still working on the author part, but have managed to become a parent in a manner that I'm not legally or biologically related to the boy but I claim him as my own anyway.

    At 23, my current goal is now not to grow up, but to enjoy every fleeting second and to not stress about a tomorrow that's always a maybe.

  32. Jarn profile image60
    Jarnposted 13 years ago

    Healthy and strong. And no, I didn't become either. Thanks for opening old wounds.

  33. Mike's Corner profile image71
    Mike's Cornerposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to be a lawyer . . . and thank God I changed my mind when I grew up!

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    starsofeightposted 13 years ago

    ************King of America, and yes, I did.**************

  35. artlader profile image60
    artladerposted 13 years ago

    I always wanted to be a teacher. And that's what I am. :-)

    Thanks for asking.

    - Art

  36. Curtis Aron profile image67
    Curtis Aronposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to be an astronaut when I was young.  I was fascinated by outer space and rocket ships as a kid, as I am sure many little boys were.  I ended up becoming a police officer.  Although I never made it to outer space, some of the people that I have dealt with while on duty made me feel like I was dealing with alien life forms.

  37. plussizepixie profile image60
    plussizepixieposted 13 years ago

    When I was younger I wanted to become a pathologist, then at my most girly stage a beautician and then a lawyer. I achieved my ambition to become a lawyer and found it wasn't all it was cracked up to be!

  38. selene383 profile image59
    selene383posted 13 years ago

    I honestly didn't know what I wanted to be when I was younger. I had a lot I could choose from, writer, archeologist, nurse, docter, teacher? The list just went on and on. I was interested in so many things. My mother is a nurse so naturally I know more about health than anything else. The way the human body worked has always made me curious. I'm still in school, however I have finally decided what I want to be and am going for it.

  39. naturegirl7 profile image84
    naturegirl7posted 13 years ago

    I either wanted to be a Vet or an artist.  My Dad discouraged my aspirations of becoming a Vet, because at the time small animal practices and women Vets were not common.

    I did become an artist, but only on the side.  My main profession was  school librarian and teacher.

  40. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 13 years ago

    I am a visionary.What God have unveil to my spirit therein have came to pass.I am now at the door of the presentation of it.

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