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...
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.
Frist was a mother, then it turned into fashion designer, and transformed yet again into interior designer, then morphed into English teacher.
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 = )
That's a lot of options. Good luck with which you choose!
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!!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!!
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.
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.
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.
When i was a child, i was curious about to be a pilot. I still dreamed about to be a Pilot.
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.
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!
It's had its ups and downs, but I haven't boxed myself into one skilll as the result.
Nothing wrong with that! Never stop learning, never stop growing is how I feel...
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:)
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! ( :
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 (:
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
That is amazing ! Talk about sticking to goals! You can truly be an inspiration to us all!
My dreams were easier to reach than an astronaut or famous actress/singer type dreams. Those are HARD to accomplish dreams!!
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.
First of thanks for the question.
I want to be an actress but unfortunately i am not be able to be actress.
I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm sure you could if you put your mind to it!
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!
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.
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.
I just wanted to sit around all day and play Nintendo. Space is interesting to.
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.
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.
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.
I couldn't seem to decide whether I should become a nun or a traveling puppeteer...
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.
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.
Well, now I'm a researcher in the social sciences field. I guess I can be called a scientist, right?
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.
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.
Before the age of 5, a vet.
Between 5 and 10, an archaeologist.
Between 10 and 23 a writer
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
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!!!
Well, I always wanted to be the princess of every fairy tale and end up with prince charming and have a happily ever after.
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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