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Future Career

  1. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    When you were a child what did you want to be when you 'grew up'.

    Me: I used to play 'school' and wanted to be a teacher. (which I am not-I'm a nurse).

    1. warchild75 profile image41
      warchild75posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wanted to be a policeman,dont think i would fancy that these days,i'll stick to fixing cars!!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image86
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        smile  true   Hey, I wonder if any of the hubbers is a police officer.

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    miolunaposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to be a trainer as I was a gymnast

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hello mioluna--did you reach that goal?

  3. Joe Badtoe profile image60
    Joe Badtoeposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to be taller and older

    both came true :-)

    1. MPG Narratives profile image61
      MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

    2. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      @ Joe - You are a funny man, LOL   Love it! 

      What about YOU MPG??

  4. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to be a professional tennis player.

  5. Moxyl profile image72
    Moxylposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to work in a candy shop so I can eat candies all day long smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      see my note posted below.   smile

  6. alternate poet profile image63
    alternate poetposted 6 years ago

    I am not sure if this is weird - but I never had anything I wanted to be when I was a child.  I never even wanted to go any special place or do any special thing.  Maybe it was because I read a lot from my sister teaching me to read before I was five - she wanted to be a teacher, no tv or computer etc etc so teaching me became the game.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And it's interesting that you chose the name Alternate Poet because you are both an alternative to the traditional and poetic!  All that reading was not wasted!

  7. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    So, the sidebar here should have been--and did you reach that goal or any part of it.

    @Moxy--boy does that bring to my mind the Lucy episode of her working in the chocolate factory and eating all of the chocolates rolling down the line.  LOL

  8. Lilybett profile image56
    Lilybettposted 6 years ago

    I wanted/want to be a house wife, married with a family.. Still working towards that goal. on the way i'm becoming a fashion designer.. as a back up haha but my dream is to have children. It's odd because i wasn't brought up for that to be my main goal in life

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hope you achieve your goal.  Kids are a blast!

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have a friend who says "if I knew having kids was going to be this much fun, I could've saved a lot of money on drugs."

  9. mrfluffy profile image60
    mrfluffyposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to be a jockey, but when I hit 6’1” at eleven, I had to try a few other things. At forty-three   I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's funny--Hey, I wanted to be a jockey at one time in my life as well. (seriously), but that was in the day when girls weren't jockeys.  Until the first came along...first name Robin, can't recall her last name.  Oh well. I still enjoy horses.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to be a dancer and a singer. None of it came true. I never wanted to be married with children. I have 3 of them! Talk about irony of life!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's funny--I never wanted to be a nurse and ended up putting in 25 yrs so far...Yeah, life and its irony, what can you do?? LOL

  11. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to be a writer ever since the 4th grade when I won a local writing contest.  The accolades and attention I received really did a number on my ego back then...lol  But then life happened, high school, military, college, family etc. I got excited about writing back in 95' when one of my screenplays took 2nd place in a regional contest and later optioned for quite a few pennies. It was never produced but that's all it took to ignite that passion for writing again.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cool!

  12. Gordon Hamilton profile image95
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 6 years ago

    I wanted various things in my latter childhood but have been assured by far too many family members and friends of the family for it not to be true that I had three ambitions as a pre-schooler. I don't recall it but apparently I wanted to be one of the following:

    1) An astronaut (what little boy in the 70's didn't!)

    2) A Church of Scotland Minister (because apparently I thought that my working week consisted of getting up in the pulpit and talking about God for an hour every Sunday morning!)

    3) A burglar (this one was never explained!!!)

    These were all when I was under the age of five, so I suppose that it is little wonder I became a full time writer. At least I've always had an imagination! smile

    PS - Apparently my grandmothers in particular used to hate me being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. "Burglar," was a rarely anticipated answer...

  13. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    @ Gordon H--How funny (burglar).  That beats out my wanting to be a HOBO at age 9.  Although my mom laughed I had a perfectly good explanation--you got to travel around seeing places, sleeping outdoors, and enjoying the fruits of everyone's labor--I envisioned me 'picking' veg and fruit off of people's property (w/o getting caught of course). 

    My mom tried to explain that it was considered trespassing and stealing, but I didn't see it that way.

    I haven't gotten to the 'hobo' part, but I have been around as a travel nurse, so I guess that comes close.  smile

    There's been some very interesting responses here along with some twists in fate.

  14. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    That's funny.  I wanted to be a hobo, too.  Also a singer, dancer, philosopher, shill, gun moll, actor, call girl, oh and my favorite to this day - cat burgler or super spy.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! That is funny...we could have been on the road together.  Oh, yes, and I also wanted to be a mom (which I am), a ballerina (which I was for awhile), a jockey, a cowgirl, a gypsy (THAT I HAVE BEEN travelling around all over), a priest (go figure) and a nun! (glad that never happened). 

      cat burglar--see Gordon Hamilton's post above.  You two could have made a team!  LOL

  15. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to be a nun like Sister Maria in The Sound of Music.
    On some unconscious level, tho, I must have also wanted the hot Captain Von Trapp. *Christopher Plummer -- hubba hubba*

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, MM--I just mentioned that in a reply to CPCafe, hahaha.  I remember that movie.  I enjoyed it, BUT as you probably recall, she left the sisterhood for motherhood. 

      I wanted to be like Sally Field in the FLying Nun.

  16. CASE1WORKER profile image79
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    i wanted to stay at home like my mum
    been at home for seven months now and just got a job- too much of a good thing

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's funny...or is it?   smile   or   sad    ?       It's a hard choice-stay at home or work.

  17. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Anyone else interested in adding their 'what I wanted to be when I grow up' information?

  18. schoolgirlforreal profile image71
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    My brother was an altar boy and he used to "give us communion" with Necco wafers!!

    I wanted to be a carpenter age 10.

    Later a singer- which I still want to be. American Idol take me! smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      that's interesting about the brother/alter boy.  We used to play church and communion too with those same wafers, lol lol

      Do you sing anywhere now???  church or band?

  19. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to teach~ yes

    help others~ yes

    own a bookstore~ not yet [even working in one would be fun]

  20. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    My mother told me that when I was very young, I always talked about being one of two things: a flight attendant or a nun. Thankfully, neither one panned out. smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's interesting...YOU could have been the flying nun (flight) attendant, lol

  21. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Anyone else out there that wants to confess their early career dreams?

  22. timorous profile image91
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    I recall wanting to be a disk jockey at a rock and roll radio station.  I was too timorous though. sad

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Funny.  smile    Well, what about now???  Never too late.  smile

      1. timorous profile image91
        timorousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nah..not interested.  Most rock radio sucks..too narrowly formatted. mad

        1. Denise Handlon profile image86
          Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol

  23. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    What a bummer--of all the thousands of hubbers and whatever number happen to follow the forums, only 20 people (myself included of course) have answered this question.  Disappointing.

  24. timorous profile image91
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    That's unfortunate, Denise.  I guess they're too embarrassed to admit to any childhood dreams, or they can't remember.

    Of course there's nothing stopping anyone from making something up or being wildly inventive...

  25. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Just wanted to be a teacher... Never was a regular one.. just on and off.

  26. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Thanks timorous for your support.  smile

    Sofs-that's cool.  Actually, that was what I originally wanted to do. I think I may still do it after I retire from my job.  I always thought I'd be teaching somewhere for the Peace Corps.

  27. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    That's awesome, I love to teach..somehow Never ended up doing that.. but now when I get an opportunity to teach I never let go...
    May be some day, I just want to read stories to little kids, just to make it more amusing and lively...I dream on...

  28. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    I LOVE reading stories to little kids.  It's one of my favorite things to do.  In fact, my daughter, who is an elementary school teacher, has invited me to her school on several occasions to play 'story lady'.  I always enjoy it (and the fact that her students don't know that I'm her mom...and then, after they find out they just are 'amazed' that Mrs. A has a mom...hahaha.  You know how kids don't see teachers outside of the classroom as having other lives!)

  29. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    That is so cute... I wish I could be there with you... smile
    Kids are so cute... love em..

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me too.  Having fun visiting my grandkids and kids this Halloween w/e.  smile

 
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