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As a young child, did YOU know what you wanted to be? Many successful

  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

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    people always knew what they wanted to be from early childhood.  They find it totally implausible that there are those who are still indecisive regarding career choices even as teenagers and/or young adults.  They contend that they knew what they wanted to do as children, so should other people.  Do YOU know what you wanted to be as a child?

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    When I was 5, a woman came to our church and played the piano and sang about God. I knew that's what I wanted to do with my life. (Exchange piano for guitar.) When I was 11 I first heard Amy Grant. I adored her. I looked at the back of one of her Christmas albums and saw that she lived in Franklin TN. In my mind, it was the perfect place. (It is very special.) When I was 29 we moved to Franklin TN. I got to meet her a couple of times. Oddly enough, my son ended up being best friends with one of her most famous producer's son. It's such a small community here. I pursued music for a while. Played in coffee shops and even met with a few big producers (some of them loved my voice, but not so much my songs, some said the opposite), but what it came down to for me, was that I really wanted to be a mom to my kids more than anything else, even more than my dream. I will continue to seek God no matter what I end up doing. You don't have to be famous to share a gift.

    So, in answer to your question, I'm a mom, and I'm living the dream. smile

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      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Beth, once on a vacation, I traveled through Franklin, Tennessee.  I personally think it's one of the most beautiful places on our God's green earth.  Peaceful, loving, and just a really lovely place.  smile

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I'm very confused by your congeniality. lol
        Maybe I misunderstood your posts on 'the thread of kindness' the other day.

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          Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Which posts?  I don't remember being unkind or uncongenial?  I'm often very straightforward - without a lot of concern for whether I'm in agreement with someone....but rarely unkind, as I see it anyway.

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            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I guess I misunderstood. The group you were affiliating yourself with was mocking. Glad to know that was not your intent.

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              Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Nope.  It wasn't.  I think there's so much worry about who affiliates with whom.  I have a certain group of folks here who have become close friends.  That does not mean we agree with everything (you should hear us argue at times), nor does it mean that I dislike anyone.  I will not shrink from sharing my own opinion about things, however, and occasionally, it may sound as though I'm being a bit harsh.  That is never my intention.  I can guarantee that every word I speak is sincere, however, unless I indicate otherwise - and I'm never shy to indicate otherwise if that's the case. smile

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              Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Beth, would you kindly post a link to that thread?  I'm really concerned about what I might have said that seemed less than sincere or mocking in any way.

              Thank you.

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                Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                I am afraid it will start another firestorm on this thread. I'd like to be past it, to be honest. It's Eric's thread on the "individual". When Dr. Lamb spewed one of the most hateful things I have seen on this forum (or any forum I've been on) I responded as light-heartedly as possible, to which you made a face. It seemed to me to be mocking, I'm not sure what other purpose it served. Then when two others posted that they were they were the secret poster, you included yourself in the joke. Or did "I'm Spartacus" mean something else? You have the right to do as you please, it just seemed odd to me that you would be mocking one night and friendly the next day. But like I said, maybe I misunderstood your meaning. Either way, I really hate to bring all that over here to this nice thread, you know?

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                  Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Ah.  Okay.  I didn't think it was mocking so much as confused.  That's what I meant, anyway.  Sorry.

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                    Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    Thanks. smile

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    When I was a kid I wanted to be, in no particular order: a fireman, a NASCAR driver, a cartoonist, an author, a comic book writer/artist and a rock journalist.

    Thanks to a deadly combination of naivete, fear of rejection/failure and a touch of ADD, none of those came to pass. (SIGH)

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's not true, you *are a rock journalist.

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        FatFreddysCatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanx....and I guess on an amateur level, that's sorta true... but when I was young and stupid I imagined I'd be the guy traveling on Metallica's tour bus interviewing them for a "Rolling Stone" cover story. Y'know, like the kid in "Almost Famous."

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Sometimes our dreams come true on different levels than we imagined. I guess if we all got exactly what we wanted, dreams wouldn't be so special. And who knows that our dreams wouldn't turn out - less than great. Lotta ppl don't survive in the rock world very long.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Yeah, I know... but DAMN, it would've been fun while it lasted!

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, yeah. smile

      Holy cow, just read the news. You're doing alright for yourself.

      http://fatfreddyscat.hubpages.com/hub/A … rsions-CDs

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        FatFreddysCatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanx! Yea, that was a pleasant surprise. The prize $$ will buy me some more CDs, so I can write more Hubs about them.

        I believe that's what they call "the circle of life.' big_smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    I did know what I wanted to be as a young child, but life sort of threw me a number of curve balls, and nothing's turned out as I expected.

    First, I wanted to be a Navy pilot.  Have bad eyes.  Then, I wanted to be a thoroughbred jockey and race horses.  Got too tall.  Then a lawyer.  Then a teacher.  NEVER a wife.  But, here I am.  A wife, a mom, and an online entrepreneur...making slow, slow progress.

    But, I'm happier than I ever thought I'd be, so I can't complain. 

    big_smile

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    mbwalzposted 4 years ago

    I can understand not understanding anyone except those like you. But if we were all the same, there wouldn't be different personality types! I didn't know, nor do I now know, what I want to be when I grow up. I have so many interests. And when I was a kid, I wouldn't have wanted to be an engineer or astronaut or doctor because, well, I'd never seen any women that were!

    I think, looking back, I would have made an excellent Osteopath. But then, I'd never even heard of one until my late 20s. So, while I admire people who know what they want as a kid (one of my daughters,) there are plenty of us who decide as we wing our way though life (my other daughter!)

 
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