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When you were younger, say up to the age of eight, what did you want to be when you grew up?

 

I wanted to be a professional football/soccer player.

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My mom used to fill out those old school books where every year the kids write what they want to be, what they like to do, etc. I think it's my Kindergarten one I said I wanted to be: power ranger, president, or an orphanage.

 

What I wanted to be changed pretty radically every year. President was a common one. I think I probably said doctor one year. I said actress. I can't remember what else. I never said geologist (which is what I'm getting my Masters in) or anything with athletics (which is my backup now) though. =p

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I always said singer, or actor. That's evolved into musician now, and author. I can still sing, but I probably wouldn't make a career of that alone. I'm also into linguistics, graphic design and computer science.

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Changed pretty often but recurring themes were writer, actress, nurse and famous poloitical Washington Hostess such as first lady or some elected official senator, president, VP, congresswoman.m Oh yeah and for the first 10 years the one that was #1 most often was a ballerina until I grew too tall for leading roles. I wanted to be the star as an adult not the supporting dancer position. lol Blood made me pass out or throw up so How I intended to be a nurse I don't know. Nancy Drew and other literary detectives made me think that might be fun. laugh.gif

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Not sure if these were when I was eight and under, my childhood memories are really hazy. Anyway, I recall police officer, navy personnel, professional soccer player, lawyer, writer, neurosurgeon and radiologist, although the latter two probably fell under the "doctor" umbrella.

 

Probably would've been on my way to one of those by now, but Transverse Myelitis happened at fourteen. Way to crush my dreams, life. Turned everything on its ear for a few years there, now that I think about it that's when I became pretty obsessed with writing and gaming. When life throws you lemons, make lemonade, right? xd.png

 

I suppose it isn't much of a surprise that I'm studying interactive digital media now, I want to be a game designer or developer. cool.gif

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a vet when i was reallllll little

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I don't remember much, but I did want to be a Nurse, Veterinarian or a Game Designer. Life didn't work out that well so I didn't do any of that xd.png.

 

I went to college for Computer Support Specialist, but never did get a job in that field though. At least I can fix my own computers smile.gif.

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I'm pretty sure I wanted to be a vet because I thought they played with animals all day.

 

I also said I wanted to be an astronaut at some point.

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When I was a wee boy, I wanted to be a hacker.

Not a programmer, a hacker, a criminal hacker.

The kind that steals personal data and drains bank accounts, or leaks confidential information for the sakes of causing chaos.

 

...now I'm studying to be a programmer.

 

Oh well...

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Either a vet or marine biologist. I can't remember how old I was when I realized my fascination with marine bio.

 

 

Instead I did time substitute teaching, working as a bank teller and customer service rep, finally now I work doing maintenance in college dorms with a focus on electrical work. If I could go without the health coverage and lack of normal work schedule, I'd probably go for the IBEW now. I wish I had known how much I enjoy this work before I got sick, I'd be better off now.

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Ballet dancer. Nun (it was noisy in my house... NOTHING to do with the religion side; I figured if I went for a silent order no-one would ever know...)

 

Then nurse, then doctor, when I realised that nurses weren't actually the same as doctors - and that could not be allowed to happen in my family, so...

 

Ended up with a music degree and scads of diplomas, and a further degree in elementary teaching and librarianship - the music was not a very good idea in terms of work, as I did not really want to do private teaching, and music in most schools is soul destroying. In the event I got a job running a doctor's office as a direct result of the teacher training ! - and LOVED it - and he tried to get me to train as a doctor - which says it all; see above. And then - after a few necessary for the money jobs in supermarkets (I was fired from one for being overqualified...) and running a small factory, I ended up in public health.

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When I was small I wanted to be a Pokemon Trainer. tongue.gif

 

Now I'm aiming for animation or a designer, I had interest in gardening and cooking a few years back but I always come back to arts sooner or later.

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I always wanted to be an Assassin or a Lycan (or both)

I gave up Assassin in my teens when I realized there was no beauty in the job anymore

I still dream of being a Lycan

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A mathematician.

 

As you can see, nothing has changed. I'm going to be a nerd from the womb to the tomb probably.

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Astronaut. I was serious about it too, until I learned when I was older that [at the time] you were required to have 20/20 vision to go to space. I've been wearing glasses since I was 5, so I knew I'd never have a chance and gave up on that one.

 

Picked Paleontology next, and stuck with that until I fell in love with Biology during my freshman year of high school.

 

I've been working toward becoming a wolf biologist ever since.

 

Unfortunately, now I'm old and I've been in college since I was 15 (I've had semesters off here and there, and I've been part time and 3/4ths time for some of it); I'm almost 26 now and I just want to give up. I love bio, but not what goes along with it (chem, math, physics).

 

I really wish someone would have told me when I was younger you really can't be anything you want to be. The world just doesn't work that way. It would have saved a lot of heartache and grief, and I wouldn't have worked toward so many unreachable goals.

 

At least I can still hold my own when I find myself in conversations about dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasties.

 

-sigh-

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Age 8 - Astronaut

 

Age 12 - Astronomer

 

Age 16 - Astrophysicist.

 

I've always known what I've wated to go into smile.gif

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I used to want to be a firefighter/writer/Pop star but now I am leaning towards communications. Crazy how you change over time lol

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I wanted to be a zookeeper when I was really young because it just seemed to be fun and games around all kinds of exotic animals. I can't remember exactly what else I wanted to be over the years but they were along similar lines.

 

Now I hope to become a creature designer in the games or movie industry.

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Teacher, astronaut, zoo keeper. Seems these are pretty common ones here! tongue.gif

 

Also, after reading John Flanagan's books, a Ranger. I realised I'd been interested in something like that before, I just didn't realise it. Still working on sneaking around silently.

 

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I didn't know what I want to be and still don't know. Maybe to understand the universe or the human mind but I'm not a scientist.

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When I was REALLY little, I wanted to be a dinosaur. Obviously, that hasn't worked out :/

 

I've always wanted to do something with nature/animals, like a zookeeper or vet or biologist when I was in high school.

 

Now I'm an artist, and its been good. I can draw animals and nature, and yet not have to see them suffer/die/anything bad. happy.gif;

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