When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be...

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by SweetSymphony672, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. SweetSymphony672

    SweetSymphony672 New Member

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    Hey everyone, hope you're all keeping well,

    Just one of my random questions that pop up
    every now and then but when you were a kid, what did you
    want to be when you grew up?

    When I was about 5ish, I wanted to be a nurse, then at about 10 I wanted to be a meteorologist or storm chaser and now I wanna be a psychologist (Hope I spelt that right!)

    So, what did you want to be when you were young ?
     
  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I have always enjoyed helping people and I thought that would be an ideal career,the one thing that stopped me was the fact that I have a cousin who was entering college who was persuing medicine and is today a Heart Specialist.He was an absolute whiz in all kinds of Mathematics. That was a subject that I was never good in,so I had to cancel my dream of doing that. Thank you for asking.:smile2:
     

  3. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Hi Jen, nice to see you posting!

    I am interested in this topic myself; here's a link to the thread I started about it last year.

    www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69612

    After I'd already posted all the things I thought I wanted to be, I remembered two more.......a writer or a reporter.
     
  4. jagdoctor1

    jagdoctor1 New Member

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    It seems when we are young alot of us pick something that our character will not actually allow. I wanted to be an inventor. Einstein was my hero. However I can look back now and see that was unrealistic. I am not to good with math which would be required to be good with physics. Also I lack the ability to think outside the box.... oh well.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I always wanted to be a US Marshall or and FBI agent. Never made it but spent my entire carrer in Law Enforcement.
     
  6. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I don't recall ever sayin' I wanted to be fat and ugly... but here I am...so much for that:smile2:
     
  7. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Who says I want to grow up?:smile2:
     
  8. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    When I was younger I always wanted to be a farmer just like my daddy, grandpa, great grandpa, and great great grandpa. But I also wanted to study and swim with great white sharks. After that I wanted to be a fishing guide. I also wanted to own a restaurant and a bait shop.
    I went to school to become a criminal physiologist and switched over to business. Being a young wife and mother, school became to much for me and I quit and became a supervisor at a factory. I also farmed part time with my dad. When that place closed their doors I started farming full time with my dad. He will be retiring in a year or two and I will take over for him. And even though I'm grown I still want to start that little restaurant or bait shop. In fact I will be looking at a place next week.
    You never know what the future will hold for you. And you should never let go of your dreams.
     
  9. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Hmmm, I can't hardly remember being young,,, lemme see,, What I remember most,, was I wanted to Race & Build motorcycles...Build Hot Rods(motorcycles),.Shoot guns, and be like Daniel Boone...
    Well, I've kinda done that, I guess, so, now,,, what's online for chapter 2????. Well, if things keep going the way they are,, I may have live like Daniel Boone, in the woods,,, with the animals...:smile2:
     
  10. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    When I was real young I didn't want to grow up. I have wanted to be several things, or do different things to make a living. Trapper, farmer, hunter, fisherman, pro football player, military, businessman, but I have not really decided what I want to do in life. I was offered to buy a bar but I can't stand dealing with people although I can do it. I'm not sure what I will end up doing. Sometimes I keep working hoping to discover something that needs inventing. About the time I figure it out its on the shelves already.
     
  11. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Well, I retire from military in 4 years or so....................and I will be doing something in catfishing! Been in the makings for several years now. I just have to wait and finish this "life" first. I will have a secondary income in education in some form or fashion, but my lifes goal will include some full time fishing
     
  12. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    I wanted to be an English teacher when I was Elementary and Jr High age. (Now I am a science teacher.) In High School, My dad wanted me to be a doctor and I could have, (I was a good student in college) and wanted to do that, too, but things happened that got in the way and made that impossible so I decided I would teach future doctors.

    What I want NOW is to teach Alternative Learning students. There may be a chance of that in the years to come, I don't know, I thought we were going to put in our own ALE segment at the high school and because it takes a different structure, they can't be housed in the same building with the rest of the kids, we aren't going to do it this year I'm told.

    I did get my name in the hat, and maybe someday I can do that. My boss and I talked about it the other day and he said he didn't want me to teach in it he wanted me to run it. I seem to have a "gift" with those kinds of kids that most of the others don't have. I hope I someday get to do that. I would LOVE to work with ALE kids.
     
  13. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    When I was young and asked what I wonted to I would say "nothing"!! I guess I have succeeded!!:wink:
     
  14. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    When I was young I wanted to be a conservation agent. Didnt happen. Now all I want to do is be retired:eek:oooh:.

    Tom
     
  15. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    when i was in the 5th grade i got my first guitar and my mom dressed me up like a rockstar for career day. she was really into new rock back then like soungarden and nirvana and such, and i wanted to be a musician. i played in bands for 10 years and never really hit it big so to speak but i did get a good following and made some good money doing but still had to work to pay some bills.
    now im about to graduate "a" school to be a Navy aircraft structural mechanic. but im still planning on playing music when things wind down.
     
  16. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I wanted to be a truck driver . So I became a truck driver and hated it . Did it from 91 to 93 and will never do it again .
     
  17. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

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    I wanted to be a fireman.
     
  18. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    I always wanted to grow and be somebody....now I wished I would of been more specific. :confused2:
     
  19. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I never wanted to be anything but a musician.
     
  20. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I wanted to be a professional Footbal player:cool2: