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Old 02-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #16
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I wanted to be Howard Carter and discover more pyramids.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #17
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Eclectic taste in occupations. Did you realize any of the three?
I was in a movie for someone who attended Harvard. It was the one out of 400 that was chosen to go onto the Harvard film library. So that was one down.

Ballerina, no. I was in dance recitals and performed ballet but not at the level of my dreams.

Nun-umm, no. I discovered boys and that put an end to that.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #18
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hey! I've got two college degrees and a steady job. if I wanna watch mindless TV, so what?
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All I ever wanted to be was a mother. I went to nursing school so I would have a skill that would pay me well enough to support a family. I got a degree in elementary ed because I like teaching. When my kids came along I was well equipped.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #19
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When I was real young I wanted to be either Wonder Woman or a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader.
Well don't keep us guessing! Which did it turn out to be?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #20
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I always checked off Nurse or Teacher, but I really just wanted to be a Mommy.

I always wanted to go on a game show and watched as many as I could. Maybe some day I'll get on one.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #21
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Mom was always first.

When I was really young (elem), I wanted to be a vet or pediatrician. Later in HS, I wanted to be a teacher. I ended up being working in insurance for several years and finally became a teacher.

One day, when I grow up some more, I want to be a counselor or school psychologist.

I'm pretty sure unless you are a child of an insurance owner, most people do not dream of working in insurance when they are young. Definitely not my dream and it pushed me to do what I really wanted to do.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #22
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I wanted to be a whale trainer at Sea World when I was three, that turned into wanting to be a marine biologist in middle school but since I hate deep water that was out.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #23
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I wanted to be a few things:

A veterinarian - too sensitive to putting animals to sleep
A teacher - too shy to stand up in front of a classroom
A flight attendant - afraid of flying
A model - too ugly, lol

Oh well my other dream was being a writer. I am not published but at least that one is within the realm of possible for me. I think. But I won't quit my day job.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #24
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When I was really little, I wanted to be a cashier at the grocery store.

On a side note, when I was little I always loved the smell of the bank. Something about the old building smell mixed with the smell of money. To this day I love when I walk into an older bank, they all have the same glorious smell. Newer banks however do nothing for me.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:08 PM   #25
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FBI Agent. Most likely inspired by the FBI TV show starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

Funny, I grew up with Kennedy in the White House, and Kennedy was a bad word in my neighborhood. Can't tell you how many times I heard "how the son of a bootlegger ever got elected President..."
Throw in that my dad was in the Army and on a trooper carrier that sunk...with fatalities...there were some heros on the troop carrier, and he was bitter because he and his buddies had to fight to get their VA benefits, yet, everyone involved with PT 109 was a national hero.

So President was never on my list.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #26
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I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher while I was in elementary school. I stopped in Junior High because I started to realize it was not an easy job.

I dreamed being a jouranlist or a lawyer throughout junior and senior high school. I also wanted to be a translator in senior year.

I ended up being a financial analyst.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #27
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Early childhood, I just wanted to be a mom.

In Jr. High I decided I wanted to be an attorney. Halfway through my first semester in college, I decided that wasn't going to happen. I then decided that I would be an accountant instead. I am now a CPA.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:48 PM   #28
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When in Kindergarten, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I answered with "cash register"
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:08 AM   #29
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When I was little, I wanted to be President, a hair dresser, or a mom.

My first job out of college was in marketing. Then I stayed home with my kids for 13 years. Now I teach preschool.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:17 AM   #30
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So many interesting dreams--I have enjoyed reading these.
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