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Old 08-07-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I wanted to be a police officer like my Dad and Grandfather. It worked out as planned.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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I thought it would be "keen" to be a nurse! I grew up on Cherry Ames Nurse books!


Then, I aspired to be a Nun, although we weren't Catholic!


Seems I needed some career coaching
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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A people person. Actually, the JFK years influenced me to have a career in public service...but not exactly in the way that I had in mind at the time.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Cowboy.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:14 PM
 
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I wanted to be a librarian. As a kid, I found books easier to deal with than people, and had some vague idea that librarians got to sit in the stacks and read. I still find books easier than people, but have learned that friendships are worth the effort. (And have learned that no career would allow me to sit in a dark corner and read books all day.)
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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I wanted to be an actor and play opposite Raquel Welch in every movie
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:29 PM
 
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Weatherman.

I became a CPA instead.

Should have been a weatherman.

As an older adult, my dream job is to own a beach bar in St Maarten, and live plain and simple in the Caribbean slinging drinks (or getting a good bartender to do so as I suck at it).
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:31 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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First-year Baby Boomer here. For girls like me, the choices were stewardess, teacher, nurse. I might have tried for stewardess, but I stopped growing at 5'1" and that was too short for the job. I hated biology, had no patience for slow learners. So what to do?

I ended up in corporate communications -- editing/writing and eventually managing. Perfect match for a voracious reader of good stuff. But nobody ever told me that skill could actually lead to a paycheck.

I hope career counseling these days has improved.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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First I wanted to be an artist, then I wanted to be a teacher, then I wanted to be an executive secretary. I ended up as a studio crew technician for a TV station.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I wanted to be a veterinarian from high school through junior college. Quit that goal when family problems-divorce and mother's illness took over my life focus. Always regretted it. Still do.
As a kid I wanted to be a cowboy and live on the range with my horse, camping under the stars and living a life of adventure.
I had a horse as a kid and young adult and spent many hours out on the trail way out in the woods for hours.
I like to ''get away'' still on a scooter, bicycle, or in the car. Got ''wanderlust'' for the backroads. Thought about OTR truck driver but I can't sit still that long and don't like to hurry when I travel.

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