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Did you become who you wanted to be?

  1. BuffaloGal1960 profile image75
    BuffaloGal1960posted 4 years ago

    Did you become who you wanted to be?

    What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you get side-stepped?  Distracted? Or did you lack guidance to get there, or perhaps funds for college, etc. Do you feel fulfilled?

  2. C.V.Rajan profile image79
    C.V.Rajanposted 4 years ago

    When I was about 14 years old, for the first time in my life, a teacher wanted all the students in the class to write something on what we want to be in future. The very first  thought that came to me was that my future course is entirely in the hands of God and I am not the one to fix a goal to achieve in my life.

    I nevertheless knew that no one would ever appreciate such a reply. So, I wrote, after extrapolating my life status at that time, that I would want to become the principal of a school one day, without any internal conviction!

    I never became a principal. But God has indeed acted as per my conviction and I am in the process of becoming what He wanted me to be, I hope!

    1. BuffaloGal1960 profile image75
      BuffaloGal1960posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. What a great answer.  Thank you.

  3. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    I always wanted to be a teacher but didn't know specifically and as the years went by with less guidance  I turned to office work, computers, typing etc. I  have achieved my own goals in my own way.

  4. liesl5858 profile image89
    liesl5858posted 4 years ago

    I wanted to become a midwife and I finished it and graduated as a midwife, got my license and was ready to go and apply for a job as a midwife in the community but tragedy happened(our mother committed suicide and died). I was devastated but I had to choose between my family and my midwifery. Being the eldest in the family, I became the carer of my blind grandfather(mother's dad) and my youngest sister who was only 3 years old at the time and my 4 brothers as my father was working in the mines. I never had the chance to practice what I have learnt but no regrets my family comes first.

  5. CraftytotheCore profile image81
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    I knew in high school I was destined to work in law.  I went to college and immediately got a job in the legal field.  I worked in it for 12 years, rising to the top until ultimately I had 5 companies in a bidding war for me. 

    It wasn't until I had my children, quit my day job, and became mom that I truly filled my destiny.  It wasn't something I ever had on my radar.  I never thought I'd be good at it. 

    My son has Autism.  I am his advocate.  I wouldn't be able to fight as hard as I do for him if I was working the day job I used to have.

    His success is what drives me every day.  Fulfilling his needs is what fulfills mine.

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I have a college degree in environmental science I've never used except for being able to answer some Jeopardy questions. I'd still like to find a job in that field, but I'd have to say I'm mostly happy with my current job. It gives me time to think about what to write and then the time to actually sit down and do the writing.