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    Hey everyone I am wondering what you wanted to be when you were a child? Did you dream of becoming a spy? A Policeman/woman? Or maybe a teacher?

    Myself I had dreams of being a professional hockey player. My dad sat me down and told me it wasn't being realistic though I came close so he asked me to pick a backup dream too. That backup dream was a conservation officer. I liked the idea of tracking down poachers, helping wild animals in trouble, and restocking the rivers and lakes with fish for future generations.

    Its funny I came closer to my unrealistic dream then I did the backup but hey, that's life.

    What were your dreams as a child? Are you living your dream now? Are you still working toward it?

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    I wanted to be a paleontologist. Going around and digging up dinosaurs seemed so cool. I'm working in a nursing home, so it's kind of similar.

    I do say if I go back to college, I'll do a geology major. I still like rocks seeing what makes our planet tick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermachtnis View Post
    I wanted to be a paleontologist. Going around and digging up dinosaurs seemed so cool. I'm working in a nursing home, so it's kind of similar.

    I do say if I go back to college, I'll do a geology major. I still like rocks seeing what makes our planet tick.
    I was always fascinated by archaeology, but the one dealing with dinosaurs was the most fascinating. I think I switched every year as to whether I wanted to dig up dinosaur bones, or fly into outer space. Though general astronomy has stayed fascinating, I no longer want to ride a rocket into the stratosphere



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    I remember wanting to be a garbage man or an astronaut once. Even a sewer cleaner at one point because I liked the big vacuums they used.

    When I was in high school I had the dumb idea of maybe becoming a teacher (I was an awful student). Oddly enough with my current job I became one in a way.


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    At one point I wanted to work at NASA.

    Then I wanted to be a vet.

    Then I wanted to make video games.

    Then I wanted to be a Disney Princess.

    Then I wanted to be a vet again.

    Then I wanted to work with aeroplanes.

    Then my parents got divorced and I went through one of the lowest periods of my life, which also coincidentally tied-in with when I was doing my GCSEs, picking stuff for college and University, so just chose stuff I could cruise through with no effort.

    Somehow I ended up where I am today, which isn't bad by any means but I'm still not sure if it's what I really want to be doing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aulayna View Post
    At one point I wanted to work at NASA.

    Then I wanted to be a vet.

    Then I wanted to make video games.

    Then I wanted to be a Disney Princess.

    Then I wanted to be a vet again.

    Then I wanted to work with aeroplanes.

    Then my parents got divorced and I went through one of the lowest periods of my life, which also coincidentally tied-in with when I was doing my GCSEs, picking stuff for college and University, so just chose stuff I could cruise through with no effort.

    Somehow I ended up where I am today, which isn't bad by any means but I'm still not sure if it's what I really want to be doing.
    What is it that you really want to be doing?

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    That's the thing, I don't know!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aulayna View Post
    That's the thing, I don't know!
    Well if you do have a dream don't be scared to chase it. It is never to late. I know I still would love to work with wildlife. Ensure it is there for the future generations to enjoy and watch. I volunteer my time towards that now as it doesn't pay the bills, but it is still the thing I love doing. Don't be scared to volunteer and just tip your toes in to see if you will enjoy something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Yeah, I don't think anyone really knows, tbh
    I do

    I wanted to be a lot of things when I was little. Veterinarian and appraiser are the ones I remember most

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    I had RAF pilot and police officer phases, followed by a concerted plan when I was a teenager to be a lawyer. I dropped that at sixth form college and instead decided upon "Rich person who does something financial at a bank, I guess?".

    I have done precisely 0 of these things.

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    I wanted to be a dragon.

    Then I wanted to be a fairy.

    Then I wanted to be RIDING a dragon.

    So now i'm going back to trying to be a dragon.

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    When I was a kid I always hated this question. I understood the urgency of it when I was in High School, but even as a very young child I thought the question was very odd and weird to ask someone that just learned to walk a few short years ago at the time.

    That being said I was pretty deep into baseball for awhile and considered that. Then I played little league for a couple of years. Overall, I had a good time and was an average player that made a couple of key plays here and there. But I knew then that playing baseball was more of a "just for fun" thing for me.

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