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What kind of job or career did you want to have when you were younger? Are you doing what you thought you would?”

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  • I wanted to be a vet too. then i realized they have to do doctor-stuff, not just play with animals all day. my job has nothing to do with animals, unless you count my job at home as "mom"!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by designmom on 4th January 2008

  • I want to be an astro-phyicist. Up until I was a senior in High School that was my goal. Then I took my first and only Physics class. I sucked so bad at it. I sucked so bad that my teacher gave me a mercy D because he knew I was actually doing my best and he didn't want to see me not graduate high school. Yea...he actually told me that is what he was going to do. But now I am a writer...go figure.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by cathicollins on 3rd January 2008

  • I remembered this yesterday when I was watching American Tale with my kids. I really wanted to be a cartoonist from about 4th-8th grade. I guess I'm glad I didn't do that, since I wanted to be the hand-drawn kind and now everything is computer animated. But, I do wish I still had a creative/artistic side of some sort. I have gotten completely away from that stuff.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 2nd January 2008

  • such a good question! i never knew what i wanted to be/do. still don't really know! i know pieces and parts, but for me i think it has more to do with the journey and what i am able to create in the process so the actual 'job' or 'career' industry isn't important.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 2nd January 2008

  • First I wanted to become a Doctor... then I realized I didn't want to spend that much time in school. :) During high school I decided to be a teacher, and I could have my MAT in very little time, but I decided to have babies instead of pursuing my Masters. Really, all I ever wanted to be was a wife and a mom... so I guess I got that right!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Yes, Mommy has to work today on 2nd January 2008

  • Not at all. When I was younger, I really wanted to be a marine mammologist and study dolphins and whales... even did a camp at SeaWorld one summer... now I work in internet consulting (after getting degrees in theatre and education).

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by amcmoore on 2nd January 2008

  • I always thought I'd be a lawyer, even when I had no idea what this entailed. People would just always say you think like a lawyer so I took this as a sign. Thank God I spent some time figuring out what lawyers actually do and didn't go into that field - some parts I know I'd enjoy, some of it is really not for me.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 2nd January 2008

  • I wanted to be an actress and studied in college. I just never took the steps to pursue it. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened. I occasionally see a classmate of mine doing bit rolls on tv show. I am sure, though, that he worked his butt off to get even a few lines. I don't think I could have done that. I am glad that I eventually became a teacher. I find the acting skills can come in handy a lot!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Christine on 2nd January 2008

  • when i was younger i wanted to work with animals. a vet. or some where in a zoo. i even wanted to be another Jack Hanna. no i am doing nothing anywhere near what i wanted to do when i was younger. i have alot of pets though.!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by bounette on 2nd January 2008

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