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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F Mar 17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 56-60, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 11, 2008

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    Is it really that obvious to see other's problems but not your own...is this why Jesus said (paraphrasing) "Take the log out of your eye before you take the speck out of your...
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    I just wanted a doughnut in my mouth
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    "When You Know" by Shawn Colvin from the film, "Serendipity" This song says it all~ the ache I felt in my soul when my beloved and I were separated... now we are together. Five...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    if you never cried for me or with me when i lived dont pull out the fake tears now, this aint about you
    FlirtyFunRz FlirtyFunRz 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    What is this feeling of being Green? There is a children's song that I identify with and the lyrics are: "It's not that easy being green Having to spend each day the color of...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    usually satin panties and satin nightgowns
    satinlover1958 satinlover1958 56-60, M Jan 31

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    I usually sleep in the nude, but sometimes I wear a t shirt on top if it's really cold
    Funboxboy Funboxboy 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 31

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    I like to sleep in an extra large man's T Shirt. And nothing on the bottom. Most of my sleeping T Shirts have Doctor Who themes.
    RubyRed36 RubyRed36 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I wear nothing or just a t-shirt
    Gag1948 Gag1948 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    shrit and pajama pants which are most of the time Fluffy
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I sleep naked almost all the time, but if I wear anything at all, it's just a thong.
    modelnude4u modelnude4u 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I wear nothing. ..........lol
    hisham98 hisham98 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    To be honest I sleep nude unless I have to share sleeping quarters with someone. In which case I usually opt for tank top and undies.
    Elexxa Elexxa 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 29

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    nothing at all, unless I don't get an option
    TheNudeBot TheNudeBot 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I wear a lovely soft and warm Onesie. Sometimes I wear knickers under it and sometimes I just wear my Onesie on my naked body..??
    onezee4me onezee4me 56-60 5 Responses Jan 29

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    I sleep with panties and t-shirt or naked depends on how hot it is.
    DemiFrsr DemiFrsr 18-21, F 5 Responses