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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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.
Thanks for your comment, Bill. I didn't know that HP even does fiction stories. Maybe it will be a way for me to bring my imagination out and see if it's something I actually want to do long term. Thanks for the suggestion. :-)
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.
LOL. I told my husband last week I should have been a funeral director. It's one business that always has business. He just looked at me weird.
Sounds like you did very well. It wasn't easy and it took a long time, but you did it.
At least you followed your dream. It's better to have done it, than to have regrets over not doing it.
Well done Ann810. You pretty much stuck to your aspirations. It sounds like your work is interesting, hectic, and probably never dull.
Congrats for becoming a teacher. You may inspire a whole new batch of Marie Curies or Einsteins.
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.
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. ;)
I agree with MaximumFatLoss. You have already taken the first step. Reading leads to writing. Keep on reading and gradually you will notice that it will help your writing.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Congratulations for having a goal and reaching it.
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.
It sounds like you upgraded your dream. That's a great achievement. Best of luck.
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.
Congratulations, you have found the fountain of youth. There is is still a number of things I have on my list and a bicycle is also among them.