A bit of Sunday Silliness--What did you Want to be When You Grew up?

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  1. StephMK

    StephMK DIS Veteran

    Mar 22, 2004
    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. :rotfl: Definitely not my dream and it pushed me to do what I really wanted to do.
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  3. charming23

    charming23 DIS Veteran

    Jul 15, 2009
    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.
  4. Skywalker

    Skywalker Elementary, My Dear Mickey

    Apr 15, 2004
    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.
  5. marmalade

    marmalade DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2010
    When I was really little, I wanted to be a cashier at the grocery store. :teeth:

    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.
  6. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    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.
  7. KennesawNemo

    KennesawNemo DIS Veteran

    Oct 28, 2008
    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.
  8. dbarker

    dbarker DIS Veteran

    Dec 2, 2004
    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.
  9. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

    May 28, 2009
    When in Kindergarten, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I answered with "cash register"
  10. laughinplace199

    laughinplace199 <font color=blue>AKA Shrimpo or Flamingo Legs<br><

    Apr 28, 2001
    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.
  11. Tess

    Tess DIS Veteran - 1997

    Aug 19, 1999
    So many interesting dreams--I have enjoyed reading these. :listen:
  12. DisneyWalle

    DisneyWalle DIS Veteran

    Jun 18, 2008
    A marine biologist --- this was my big dream too.
  13. Ginny Favers

    Ginny Favers <font color=green>I told my husband I think they m

    Dec 30, 2011
    I never wanted to be anything but an author! I wrote my first book when I was five.

    My kids? All they want to be is princesses. They are really good at princessing, so far.
  14. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

    Feb 24, 2008
    Unfortunately genetics kept me from looking good in either uniform so I ended up being neither :rotfl:

    I'm still working on what I want to be ;)
  15. branv

    branv <font color=blue>The safety feature in my parents

    May 20, 2005
    Apparently, when my kindergarten teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, "Sexy!"


    Which might explain why my grand plan until I was 8 was to be either a Solid Gold Dancer or a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader.

    I have no other excuse than it was the 70's.
  16. Philagoofy

    Philagoofy <font color=purple>Guess my favorite dog!<br><font

    Aug 9, 2004
    From very early on, I wanted to be an Archaeologist or a Paleoanthropologist. I used to play teacher so that interested me also.

    The other job I thought of, and for the life of me I can't understand why I would want this, was to be a maid at a motel/hotel. I really don't like touching other people's dirty things so I have no idea why this appealed to me. The only thing I could think of is that I'd be working by myself, moving around.:confused3
  17. castmemberb4

    castmemberb4 DIS Veteran

    Jun 26, 2007
    A housewife, seriously, it's still what I want to be.
    Oh Rich wouldn't hurt either :-)
  18. Avalon_toon

    Avalon_toon DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2008
    I wanted to be an astronomer. I had space pictures all over my bedroom walls, and people would buy me astronomy books for birthdays, etc. I still love reading about Mars rovers, earth-like planets, and whether anyone will ever figure out a work-around for faster-than-light travel. I blame Star Trek for everything :)
  19. minkydog

    minkydog DIS Cast Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    My brother, then-5, announced at the dinner table that he wanted to own a bait shop in the Outer Banks when he grew up. :rotfl: I thought my dad was gonna have a stroke!

    Fast forward about 45 years--DBro lives in the Outer Banks and he's a master boat mechanic, works those fancy ocean-going yachts. He lives on the Sound and drives his boat to work. Never owned a bait shop, but he's making money hand over fist *even in this economy!*
  20. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

    Jun 15, 2005
    When I was really little, I was told I could grow up to be anything.

    I wanted to be a horse.
  21. carrie1626

    carrie1626 DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2001
    In grade school: either a professional dancer or an architech. Where I got those ideas is anyone's guess.
    By the time I graduated from HS, I thought I wanted to be a nurse.
    I made in 2 months into the first semester and quit.
    None of those dreams came to be.

    But no regrets;);)

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