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Old 08-07-2017, 08:51 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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As a young girl, I wanted to be a cop and put the "bad guys" in jail. I was blessed with the next big thing, working secretarial in the prison system.

Toward HS graduation, I chose either working in a bank or working at Metro airport until I got married. I ended up getting married and having to work, so worked for a major bank before leaving to work for the prison system.

Funny, growing up in "the auto capitol of the world" nobody in my family or extended family, including uncles working for several of the auto companies, EVER talked to me about what I should do upon graduation, or even mentioned me working for one of those major auto companies. I never got any "career counseling" from my family.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I wanted to be an actress in theater. I did kind of succeed because I performed in community players' groups but never for a living. I still perform with a play reading group at my senior center.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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Archaeologist - I still love digging in the dirt. Whenever we needed to dig a post hole in our backyard, I always volunteered to do it. I'm always hoping I'll find something interesting. I love digging post holes. What is wrong with me??


Park Ranger - Actually, I still wish I was a park ranger.


Veterinarian - Until I found out all the gross stuff you had to do and surgeries, etc. When I was really little, I thought it was just you know, loving up on all of the animals and putting little bandages on their boo boos or something. I didn't know. I was an idiot.

Trash man - I just wanted to ride on the back of that big truck. It looked like fun. Actually, aside from the trash and all that, I'm still a little jealous of those guys getting to ride around like that.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:59 PM
 
Location: L.A./Pismo Beach
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I either wanted to be an airline pilot or a big city firefighter. Competing with Viet Nam vets for the airline positions led me to a 33 year career with the city of Los Angeles fighting fires. It worked out better than I thought. No complaints here.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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...a 33 year career with the city of Los Angeles fighting fires...
Thank you! That is a difficult, dangerous, but much needed endeavor.


As a child, never thought about being anything. As a young teenager, I wanted to be a printer, (lithographer). And I did become one . . . until I had a mid-life career change in my early 30's and started working in the national space program. I've had a good career - both of them!

Sometimes I wish reincarnation was for real. There is so much more that I would have enjoyed doing.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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What was your dream career as a child?

As a child I wanted to grow up and be like Gene Autry, a singing cowboy and woo all the girls, but then Roy Rogers came along with Dale Evans...and she won my heart.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I wanted to be a policeman. Too bad I became a ... oh wait.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Speaking of past lives...I have such an unfounded attraction for doing some things that I wonder if I did these things in a past life as a living. Cowboy is one. Submarine sailor is another.I seemed to know a lot about subs and watching old sub war movies seemed eerily familiar to me, like I'd lived that life.
Also, doing old radio shows and sound effects. I used to sit in front of the tape recorder when I was a kid and put on a show with characters and sound effects. Sort of like ''Prairie Home Companion''. I also read plays aloud and did all the voices. I was 8-10 years old. It came as natural to me as breathing. Weird.
I'd love to find or start a play-reading group as mentioned by someone else.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:46 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Pre-boomer. A missionary, social worker, interpreter, archaeologist, stewardess. After college, an art critic.

Said I would never be a teacher but that's what I ended up being.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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a Go go dancer with a tambourine. !
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