What did you want to be as a child when you "grew up". I wanted to be an astron

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  1. bizarrett81 profile image67
    bizarrett81posted 5 years ago

    What did you want to be as a child when you "grew up".  I wanted to be an astronaut...

    Petenali asked "What Non-Fiction book have you read that has changed your life" and it made me think of my childhood and how I devoured any book about space and the universe and so longed to go to space.  I'm curious if anyone else shared that dream, still does, or what others dreamed of doing as a child...

  2. embarrett91 profile image68
    embarrett91posted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be Steve Irwin. I didn't JUST want to do what he did, I wanted to be HIM. Yes I balled my eyes out when he died. Now I would still love to do something like that, work with animals in some way. But I am much more into science now, as you well know.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I remember that!! And yes, I know you love science and animals.  Maybe you can combine the two somehow!!

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Frist was a mother, then it turned into fashion designer, and transformed yet again into interior designer, then morphed into English teacher.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, you sound like me as a teenager, young adult, and now! I have changed my mind about what I want to do with my life about twenty times in the last year = )

    2. lburmaster profile image82
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a lot of options. Good luck with which you choose!

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be a professional football player.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My dad was a huge football fan and that I remember being upset that I was a girl, because I thought it would be awesome to play football... I'm sorry you didn't get to!!

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Too many injuries.

    3. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes injuries are rampant in football.  I am torn between wanting my son to play and worrying he will get seriously injured... Then again, that could happen in a billion other ways...

  5. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    I was a bit of a "nerd" growing up. I buried myself in National Geographic magazines. I swore I'd be an archaeologist. I had plotted maps by 4th grade to determine where pyramids that were undiscovered would be. I even got into an argument with my 4th grade teacher over the original correct way of spelling the word archaeologist.
    Then life started. I was in foster care when I started college and they didn't think the degree would be a good "fit" for my personality. They persuaded me to go another direction. By the time I was out the system I was starting a family and my children became my priority. I wouldn't change a thing. There's no way I could have been the type of mom I am now AND been an archaeologist.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm so sorry you were pushed into something that didn't fit your dream.. BUT it's great that you have a family and have children, which is an adventure all on its own! I was also a nerd LOL I spent my childhood with my nose in a book

  6. billybuc profile image87
    billybucposted 5 years ago

    Professional baseball player, but as I got older I was certain that I wanted to be  a teacher, and that's exactly what I did.  I loved every minute of it.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure you were a superb teacher! I hope you still played baseball for fun! I can't go to space for the hell of it, but my passion never died and I still love reading about it and staying with the "space news"

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    It changed year to year.  I wanted to be a teacher, and a scientist, then a police officer, a mother and a housewife.  When I was a teenager I wanted to be a doctor and that dream stayed with me, but reality having to pay for schooling etc. got the better of me.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean! I have wanted to be everything from an astronaut to an actress and everything in between.  the reality of paying for shcool hit me too, I couldn't afford it and wasn't eligable for help until I had my son, so I'm doing it now!

  8. Ruby H Rose profile image74
    Ruby H Roseposted 5 years ago

    A photographer or writer for national geographic, an interior designer, a mom, a business owner, a wife, a world traveler, the list goes on and on.  A space traveler like in some of Ray Bradbury's books...
    Wife and Mom, love taking pictures and writing.  Still waiting to travel to foreign countries and to outer space!

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my, that all sounds so familiar! I long to travel to space, I am mom, student, writer, and love photography... I hope you can make it to space!

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    kalkidan62003posted 5 years ago

    I used to want to be a doctor, I wanted to find a cure for diabetes and cancer. But then I realized I hated math and science. Oh well. Im going to school now to be a lawyer..no math involved smile

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, I understand that so much! I LOVE science and reading about physics and things like that but I am horrible at math.  I tried pursuing a Commun./Media major and realized I'm horrible at comupter technollgy too.So now its psychology. No Math!!

  10. petenali profile image85
    petenaliposted 5 years ago

    Firstly, thanks for the mention...lol!
    I wanted to be a policeman since I was very young.  You mention books about space, well I had a Ladybird book about policemen and I used to read it over and over, looking at the pictures as a young boy, imagining myself in the uniform. I devoured any information on police work as I was growing up
    For me, the dream came true when I joined the police at the young age of 19, as a wet-behind-the-ears recruit.  I spent six very memorable and successful years in that role before moving from UK to Canada.
    Great question!

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you for living your dream!! Its amazing what can impact you as a child and lay the foundations for your whole life.

    2. agilitymach profile image97
      agilitymachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  Congrats to you for pursuing your dream to reality!!!

  11. baygirl33 profile image58
    baygirl33posted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be a singer.
    I assaulted the ears of my family even after I grew up,always singing at the top of my voice while I worked.
    Then gradually people convinced me  that I could not sing,so my voice was silenced essentially.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, "assaulted the ears of my family", that is soo funny! I'm sure your weren't that bad1

  12. shwetha123 profile image72
    shwetha123posted 5 years ago

    As a child when i grew up i want to be an astronaut. As i want to see the stars, the moon and off course the angels. I had heard fairy tale stories and i wish may be some day i can meet them.

    But as i grew up fate has some thing else decided for me.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh I sooo understand those dreams... I till look at the stars and just wish with all my might that I could be up there, soaring through space and seeing all these beautiful things!

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    khmohsinposted 5 years ago

    When i was a child, i was curious about to be a pilot. I still dreamed about to be a Pilot.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That would be a very thrilling career...  I myself and terrified of flying = ) So space maybe wouldn't be the best option for me LOL

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    Moeskyposted 5 years ago

    A policeman, then an Indian, then an artist, then an inventor, then a traveller, then a photographer, then a rockstar, then an actor, then a writer, then an illustrator... that covers my dreams from childhood to about a year ago. Now I'm a songwriter/traveller/writer/poet/philosopher...and father. The dreams never stop.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They truly never do stop.  I have gone through my own huge list of things I wanted to be, and the list has only gotten longer now that I am a mother and have to look seriously at what to do with my life.  Good luck on your dreams!!

  15. bravewarrior profile image93
    bravewarriorposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be an International Stewardess.  I took 4 years of French in high school and got straight A's.  I actually ended up working retail, became an employment counselor, a part time weekend DJ, copywriter and spent most of my life in the accounting field.  I'm now back to writing, which is where my dreams lie and I belong!

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Seems like a very exciting life!

    2. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's had its ups and downs, but I haven't boxed myself into one skilll as the result.

    3. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing wrong with that! Never stop learning, never stop growing is how I feel...

  16. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be a teacher, and I am one, I wanted to be a writer and I am, hobby one...so I can call myself pretty lucky:)

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! I think you are lucky = )

  17. wayne barrett profile image74
    wayne barrettposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be a father to a pretty little girl who would grow up to be a successful writer.
    I also wanted to be a doctor...but I didn't have enough patience!
    P.S. I attempted to be an Amish mechanic, but I didn't like having my arm elbow deep in a horses butt!  ( :

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha! You always know how to make me laugh.  And smile = ) Thank you for being my father = )

  18. benashiraz profile image69
    benashirazposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be a singer or an actress. Like every young girl out there, I was also very much influenced by the media, television and celebrities. But luckily, I grew up. I realized, what we see on the TV is totally different than what is the reality. Media portrays things very beautifully or terribly different. They have the power to manipulate the minds of the viewers. I wanted to be like Britney Spears, and I thought I wasn't pretty as her. I used to stare in the mirrors and criticize my looks. But I grew up better looking than her, maybe not, maybe it's the change in the way I think of myself, which is positive now luckily. But I don't want to call it luck, I stressed a lot on myself, my beliefs, my attitude towards life. I think we should never wish to be somebody else, because if you be that person, then who's going to be you? You are the best 'you' alive.
                Now I wish to help people, help poor, humanity as a whole and stress on animal rights. It brings the best feeling in the world, when you change the sad look of a person into a smile (:

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I totally understand and agree.  I spent a lot of time as a younger person wanting to be like others or look like others.  I love what you said in your comment about being you.  so true!!

  19. Theophanes profile image95
    Theophanesposted 5 years ago

    When I was five I decided, with absolute certainty, that I was going to be a paleontologist. By the time I was ten I was reading college literature on the subject and had picked out four universities I wanted to apply to so I could study out in the field with my childhood heroes. I am afraid this just wasn't in the cards for me... it wasn't much later I learned we were living well under the poverty line and college, especially expensive universities, were probably not something that was feasible. To add insult to injury my health was swept out from under my feet by the time I was 14. There was just no way... I avoided the subject for a very long time, knowing I could be sucked back in by my own fascination and awe in a second while simultaneously be confronted with the knowledge that I could only be an observer and not out making discoveries myself. It was too depressing and painful to think about so I more or less put it all in a box in the back of  my mind where it usually stays even now.

    Since my life weaved wildly off course I have since come up with a new dream - to publish books - which I a currently working on and have the highest hopes to actually accomplish. It's not a dinosaur but hey, if something I can write can reach someone else's heart and mind I think I have done the best job I could here and I have no complaints.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you have it together with knowing what you want! And hey, there is nothing wrong with still studying things you love... I am not smart enough to be a scientist but boy do i love studying space and physics

    2. maggs224 profile image84
      maggs224posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What potential is squandered when access to education is determined by the money you have or don't have. The same with health care when access to it is determined and limited by monetary considerations. How many great palaeontologists have we lost?

    3. Theophanes profile image95
      Theophanesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have met many gifted children who live under the poverty line. Some of them become very successful but I am afraid most are hindered at best. It is a sad thing indeed.

  20. agilitymach profile image97
    agilitymachposted 5 years ago

    I dreamed of being many things when I was  young, but two that followed me throughout my life were to be a professional dog trainer and a writer.  Both became my dream after reading Albert Payson Terhune's collie books as a child.

    Bingo!!!  I am now both!!  I became a writer straight out of college with a degree in Journalism.  I've worked as a hard news reporter, columnist and editor and have thousands of by-lines.  Later, I left journalism and through the winding road of life, I became a professional dog trainer.  I combine both loves here on HubPages.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is amazing ! Talk about sticking to goals! You can truly be an inspiration to us all!

    2. agilitymach profile image97
      agilitymachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My dreams were easier to reach than an astronaut or famous actress/singer type dreams. smile  Those are HARD to accomplish dreams!!

  21. TerryK81 profile image61
    TerryK81posted 5 years ago

    When I was a kid I wanted to be "Snake-Eyes" from GI JOE which translated to me serving 4 years on active duty in the army. I recently got out on an Honorable Discharge and next I wanted to be a doctor which is currently becoming the path to reality of working in the medical field as a Liscensed Nurse and later a Radiology Technician. Also, I want very much to work for God by doing whatever He wants and hopefully become a Pastor, as well as work with troubled youth.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bless you for serving our country and I hope you can continue fulfilling your new dream!

    2. TerryK81 profile image61
      TerryK81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  22. Doctorshealthpres profile image53
    Doctorshealthpresposted 5 years ago

    First of thanks for the question.
    I want to be an actress but unfortunately i am not be able to be actress.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm sure you could if you put your mind to it!

    2. Li Galo profile image71
      Li Galoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Consider community acting.  They usually rehearse evenings because everyone works.  Also, the lady that played Sue Ellen on the original Dallas was not an actress - She went to an open call and was hired for the role!  She was about forty yrs old!

  23. Borsia profile image44
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be  a Game Warden all of my young life, it was tops in every aptitude test we took throughout school.
    Then when I got to high school I went to the Marshal's office to find out more about it and was told that I was too small to qualify. I was totally bummed.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      too small to be a game warden? that's too bad! I hope you found something else you love!

  24. aafergus11 profile image60
    aafergus11posted 5 years ago

    Jurassic Park was my favorite movie while growing up, So from the age of 4 i wanted to be a paleontologist. I still think it would be very cool.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha I remember being influenced by movies.  Twister was mine, for a while I had a complete obsession with meteorology and wanted to go chase tornados

  25. CapCooL profile image91
    CapCooLposted 5 years ago

    I just wanted to sit around all day and play Nintendo. Space is interesting to.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image67
      bizarrett81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha I hear that! some days I still want to hide in my house and play games all day

  26. MartinKennyDesign profile image61
    MartinKennyDesignposted 5 years ago

    When I was young (9 or 10)  I wanted to be a cartoonist for Walt Disney - then I was discouraged due to being colourblind and the fact that USA was miles away from the North of Ireland where I live.  But I still dream of making animated films and actually work as a illustrator / cartoonist / designer.

  27. Grab a Controller profile image71
    Grab a Controllerposted 5 years ago

    First I wanted to be a nurse, an international spy (I switched in kindergarten, and kept that dream til about fourth grade), then a teacher, game designer, back to teacher, then back again to game designer! Well, actually I just want to work in the video game industry, and now I'm going to school for it.

  28. Aupriann Myers profile image60
    Aupriann Myersposted 5 years ago

    When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a dancer. My mom would play music and I would dance for her. As I grew older I realized I'm not very great dancer. Now I want to own my cafe. I think It's more realistic.

  29. mudpiemagnet profile image60
    mudpiemagnetposted 5 years ago

    I couldn't seem to decide whether I should become a nun or a traveling puppeteer...

  30. Li Galo profile image71
    Li Galoposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to travel the world, work in the music industry and be a writer.  I did travel the world.  I started working in the music industry.  Then someone I was dating told me he couldn't have kids and I ended up pregnant.  Then I married him.  There went my dream job.  After that, I wanted to be a writer but I let this same person keep telling me how I was bad at everything I wanted to do so I didn't think I'd be good as a writer either.  It wasn't until I left him that I pursued my dream to be a writer.  Now, I am.  It's a sad story with a happy ending.  But, sometimes, that's life.  Moral to the story:  Believe in yourself and follow your dreams - no matter what anyone else says.  For then, you'll be truly happy.

  31. xmags profile image88
    xmagsposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be an astronaut, too! And a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, an inventor, and a chef! Funny how when I got to high school I didn't know what I wanted to be anymore. smile

    Well, now I'm a researcher in the social sciences field. I guess I can be called a scientist, right? wink

  32. Lauren Amy Smith profile image59
    Lauren Amy Smithposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be a weather girl, I loved the idea that I would be controlling the weather, as I thought would be the case as a child.

  33. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to be a teacher and I did become a teacher.it has been the most fulfilling experience.
    Music, instrumental and vocal always attracted me and I always dreamt of giving stage performances. By God's grace I got this opportunity too.

  34. abbyw1989 profile image60
    abbyw1989posted 5 years ago

    Before the age of 5, a vet.
    Between 5 and 10, an archaeologist.
    Between 10 and 23 a writer smile

  35. profile image0
    Queenlushlipsposted 5 years ago

    A boutique owner. I always dreamed of place full of expensive clothing, jewelry and perfumes that I selected for retail, and travel parties where I open up new boutiques worldwide, heavy dreamer lol

  36. quicksand profile image70
    quicksandposted 5 years ago

    I wanted to replace Mick Jagger as leader of the Rolling Stones ... wanted to be an inventor like Thomas Edison ... a scientist like Michael Faraday ... an author like Jules Verne ... a cosmonaut like Yuri Gagarin ... an Olympic swimmer (Mark Spitz was not around at that time!) ... Just couldn't make it!!!

  37. profile image49
    ellocin27posted 5 years ago

    Well, I always wanted to be the princess of every fairy tale and end up with prince charming and have a happily ever after.

  38. ea1589 profile image72
    ea1589posted 5 years ago

    Well I wanted to become a doctor because I enjoy helping others and I love science. I would go to the library and get books on the human body and be fascinated by the way the body function. The only problem is that since I come from a single parent family I had to start working to help my mother and myself sustain ourselves. That is the reason I couldn't be a doctor, but I am glad to be able to help my mother.

 
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