I Wtk What You Were Supposed to Be When You Grew Up

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    my wife from a young age wanted to be a social worker and she wanted to start a place for kids to come back in the 60's if they were in trouble both the boy and the girl to learn how to meet the need of the child and how to d many things i was going to be a nurse and the...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Aug 12, 2011

    I Choose Love Over Career

    My parents expected me to take up a career as a stewardess with QANTAS Airways.  I have lived in 14 different countries ( my father was a diplomat) and I have a collection of  foreign languages picked up in a variety of international schools.However, after college, the man of...
    NaomiBGand2chn NaomiBGand2chn
    41-45, F
    Mar 20, 2011


    first wanted to be a frog man then a paratrooper then a nurse beacame a nurse in 1971
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Aug 12, 2011

    Who Knows

    As a child, I always wanted to grow up to be a cowboy. Camping out on the open range. Having adventures and shooting bad guys. I couldn't afford the horse living in the city so that plan faded. I later wanted to grow up to be like my father. He seemed to be too unhappy with his...
    Caliper Caliper
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    I Was Always Very Indecisive.

    I wanted to be a cop, a vet, a musician, a surgeon; I coudn't make up my mind! All I knew is that I wanted to be extremely wealthy, and retire my parents. I wanted to help people, and I know I still have the opportunity to follow through with at least one or two of those wishes.
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2010

    Exactly What I Am Now :)

    For the most part. I was practically sewing since birth (might post one of my baby pictures of me sewing as soon as I set up my scanner LOL it's pretty funny), it was what I was trained to do most of my life. That and other crafts and homemaking. It's what my Mom and...
    Peacewithyourfate Peacewithyourfate
    Aug 11, 2011

    I Think..

    ..I was supposed to take over the world...but that didn't work out
    Tummie Tummie
    26-30, M
    Aug 17, 2009

    Not This Girl.....waaaayyyyyy Too Squeemish!!!!!!!!!!

    You Should Be a Doctor You are practical, sharp, and very intuitive. Optimistic and energetic, you are a problem solver who doesn't get discouraged easily. You are also quite...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor
    56-60, F
    Aug 19, 2009

    Something That Matters...

    When I was a child I love watching medical series so I told my mom I wanted to be a doctor, she just smiled and said "we'll see".... On my early teens I have a crush with my favorite singer, I wanted to meet her so I told myself someday I will be a singer too...( eventhough I...
    jazzME jazzME
    26-30, F
    Feb 18, 2011

    Still Working At It

    I always wanted to teach. I now teach as an assisstant. I am working on my degree and will be finished in about a year. Damn. It has been fifteen years since gradation. Oh well.
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2009

    You Mean I Have to Grow Up?

    Well, DAMN. No one told me that...... CRAP! Seriously, all I wanted to be when I grew up was a wife & mother. I got neither, so I guess you could say I am a complete failure. Maybe I should have set my sights lower...... It was all I ever wanted but I'm 37 yrs old &...
    Wynhaven Wynhaven
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2009

    I Guess I Wanted To...

    Be rich, filthy rich. I always wanted the best of everything, not that I got it. I mean I got heaps, don't get me wrong. I just always wanted the kind of life where you don't have to worry about not having the money to pay the gas, electricity etc. My dream way to become rich...
    bufy1981 bufy1981
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2009


    SUPAHSTAHHH!!!     Yes really, I remember being asked the question in pre-k and I responded with superstar. And note the reference to the movie "Superstar" with Molly Shannon! Haha!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB_Mnr2anp0
    flyawayhome flyawayhome
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    My Mom Used to Say When I Was Just a Little Girl

    "if I knew then, what I know now........I'd be the best w.h.o.r.e. in Vegas. I for the life of me can't  remember thinking of anything else as a kid.  I knew I'd live a fast life.    It was between a prostitute, a mafia man's girl, or a biker chick...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 17, 2009

    What Was I Supposed To Be When I Grew Up

    As a kid, I wanted to be a hairdresser and I was screamed at.  I also thought about Architect.  As a teenager, I wanted to become a medical secretary.  We had to pass Math, French & English tests in order to get accepted and obviously, I had failed, I was...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Dec 15, 2010


    I remember in Kindergarten they asked all the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up and to draw a picture of it. I wanted to be a veterinarian and help all the animals. As I grew up, I realized I wouldn't be able to do that job because even if it was for the best, I...
    Doglover5290 Doglover5290
    26-30, F
    Aug 20, 2009
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