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I Want to Know What You Wanted to Be When You Grew Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    Alot Of Things...

    When i was really little i wanted to be a baker because my older sister wanted to be a baker and i wanted to copy her. Then i wanted to be an elf lol, to make toys and be with santa all day, then when i was 7 years old i wanted to be a singer. I was inspired by Whitney Houston...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Mar 19, 2012

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    Who I Am

    I want to be a better me So I'll be a doctor so I may help people, but I won't be a detached doctor. Life is so short for me to be not attached to my patients. And I'll always remeber that there is a God up there But I also wanted to be a Defense Lawyer, so I'll defend...
    Argetantei Argetantei 13-15, F Jun 8, 2010

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    Stupid I Know....

    ...But I wanted to be a telephone operator.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Many Things

    I can't even remember all the things I wanted to be. Here are the ones which really stick out in my memory: 1. Author - I used to love reading (still do) and I was quite good at writing stories. When I was about 17, I started writing 200+ page novels. I managed to finish them...
    fruityoldgrape fruityoldgrape 56-60, F May 8, 2009

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    I Had Dreams!

    I wanted to be an Airline Stewardess!  Today they're called flight attendants.  I had big dreams of flying far and wide to exotic places and meet really neat, cool people. I love to fly. I've loved flying ever since I was a child. I even took flight lessons for a while...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    A British Army Medic

    When I was younger I wanted more than anything to be in the British army, I applied when I was 18 but because  I have asthma it is against military regulations for me to join. I wanted to be a Combat Medical Technician in the Royal Army Medical Corps Had I achieved my...
    britbear britbear 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2009

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    I Wanted to See the Starrrrs :p

    I wanted to be an astronaut.  And then to follow through, I almost went to college to be an aerospace engineer and make a living out of building and designing spaceships and stuff, but that didn't happen. I instead chose a different kind of engineering. But even after...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F Feb 6, 2009

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    I Wanted to Be a Dancer

    I took all kinds of lessons and consider myself a fairly good dancer, but just never actually persued a career in it. I'm not sure I would not like that kind of lifestyle. I am more of a home body. So instead, I am studying Healthcare Administration, and Marketing. I hope to...
    love2balive love2balive 26-30, F May 10, 2008

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    When I Grow Up

    I reminsce on the times when I dreamed of becoming a WNBA player. Basketball was all I ever wanted to do. I breathed, thought about, ate over, dreamed about basketball. lol yea it was that serious. Basketball was my passion, when I was first introduced to sports, basketball...
    labrise labrise 18-21, F Mar 17, 2009

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    Three Things....

    1 - an Author, though this seemed to last right until present and has co-existed alongside the other things 2 - a Judge - in retrospect, it is good that I did not pursue this LOL 3 -  a hotel owner, and used to as a child design my own hotel, on big sheets of paper...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    A Few Things...

    After watching Oliver Twist I wanted to be a pick pocket. I thought that was the coolest thing that someone could take another's watch right off their wrist without the second one knowing. Granted I didn't really consider the stealing part. An astronaut. A teacher of young kids...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses May 11, 2008

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    Strange how things turn out!

    When I was little, I wanted to be a pilot and fly big planes around the world, then for awhile, I wanted to be an archetect, and design house (I loved lego), Then after watching Top Gun, I wanted to be a pilot again, but fly noisy fast jets (nothing to do with Tom Cruise), then I...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 4 Responses May 11, 2008

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    I Did One

    Growing up I wanted to be the nurse who took care of the newborn babies that wasn't good enough for my mom she wanted me to be the doctor she never understood that I did not want to deliver the babies I wanted to be in the nursery and take care of the new Born's the nurse I...
    librakitty05 librakitty05 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    I Still Do!

    Though I have grown up, I can't stop hoping that one day I might be able to find the time to get my way. It's not impossible but requires a lot of sacrifices, and I am not ready for that yet.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Nothin'

    When I was younger I never dreamed of a future. I didn't want children and the mental illness was so in the forefront that all I wished for was death. I never planned on living past the age of 18... even then I knew it controlled my life. And I certainly didn't want to grow...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2009

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    Dreams

    when i was younger, i always wanted to be an archealogist... it was my dream to work in egypt, explore the pyramids and hopefully find some mummies.... then i found out most archealogists here in ireland spent their time in wet mucky fields digging through dirt looking for...
    forensicgirl forensicgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    My List

    Doctor, nurse, vet, and some sort of inventor that invents something wickedly awesome. I honestly thought I wasn't smart enough to be a doctor, nurse, vet or inventor. I still don't, not really. We'll see... I still think it would be cool to be any one of these. But since I ...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    Would You Believe?....

        ..... I wanted to be an astronaut as a child?....LOL...,  when in fact I am an acrophobic....
    Pussywillow52 Pussywillow52 41-45, F Mar 17, 2009

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    An Actor's Life For Me

    I wanted to be an actor. Unfortunately, my acting career petered out in my teens. The only roles I can remember playing were (1) A Christian in "Androcles and the Lion". Apart from general mutterings as part of a crowd, my only line was, "Horrible, horrible"...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Mar 6, 2009

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    I Want to Be Everything!

    As I growing up, i always imagine myself to have multiple jobs. From being actress, to a supermodel and designer, I want to be in a glam and famous world. I dream on being trendsetter. But it change after I realized how I love to sing. So I decided to add a...
    LisaWiserLiser LisaWiserLiser 18-21, F Mar 18, 2009

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    My Dream

    I always knew what I wanted to be.  I was 6 the first time I flew on an airplane.  I can still remember it 28 years later.  I was with my mom and little brother on a Twin Otter.  The pilots asked me if I wanted to see the cockpit...heck yeah!!! Along the way...
    pilotjess pilotjess 36-40, F 3 Responses May 11, 2008

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    Oh Lots of Things

    Here's the funny Story about what I wanted to be when I was real little. I really like Tom Hanks I mean Love him and had a really big thing for him when I was 5- till well now. Anyways I was going to marry him ( and if he ever asked I would say yes) when I was 6 I saw the...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F Mar 17, 2009

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    I Wanted to Be....

    A Veterinarian: From 1st-4th grade my dream was to be a vet. I loved animals and I could think of nothing more satisfying than helping them. This was furthered when my mom, who was a biology/sociology double major, took me to her classes and I realized how much I like...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 14 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    Beach Bumb

    a beach bum more or less.  my dream was to live on the beach and have a house with lots of couches and big comfy furniture for people to crash on.  maybe a hammock, too.  during the day i would surf and play with my dogs.  maybe do some fishing on a boat. ...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla 36-40, F Feb 6, 2009

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    A Professional

    Well when I was growing up I wanted to either become a professional jewel thief or stay in the family bookie/extortion business. But I guess it wasn’t in my cards now a days I am an honest professional grounds keeper. I think it’s kind of funny that most of my...
    Nanoose Nanoose 51-55, M May 11, 2008

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    Many Things!

    From age 6 - 12, I wanted to be a school teacher. My mother even bought me a chalkboard and I would hold "class" for my stuffed animals. And my sister would stop and watch and I'd wind up teaching her too! XD But by age 12, I decided that I wanted to be an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    And I also want to know what you think it is and why I chose it and what the choice tells you about me and your suggestions for improving my profile photo for next time! Be...
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    I do, I have lots of stories, and lots of experiences. I would like to know what you think about me when you see it.
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    tanlinesandtattoos tanlinesandtattoos 36-40, F Nov 28

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    tell me what you think and be honest, I can take it.
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    i would love to know what people think of me lol
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    What would you do t me? Ha
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