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Old 08-08-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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The only thing I wanted to be as a child was a child.
I did not think about a career or job until I was legally old enough to get one.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Currently in CT but have recently started construction for our retirement home in NH
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Very young I want to be an astronaut (grew up in the space age) and then a secret agent (thank you James Bond). As I got older I wanted to be an engineer and I eventually became a power plant engineer.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I wanted to be a vet until I discovered that I had to put animals to sleep. I became a Respiratory Therapist instead. For some reason it's easy for me to pull the plug on humans. Don't show me a dying animal. I'm still traumatized watching that poor possum die in front of me from being hit by a car last week. It had babies in it's pouch. I was on my bike and I went to get a box and some gloves to rescue the babies, and the possum was gone when I got back. I think a coyote got it. It was about 230am. I've been bummed about it for days. I can't stop thinking about those babies. I'd do a terminal wean at work and then go eat lunch. No problem. I know how that sounds, but you have to have ice water in your veins to do that kind of work. You just become immune to it all after awhile. For some reason I never could develop that kind of immunity to watching an animal die.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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I wanted to be Superman and be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It was the tandem Clark Kent newspaper day job that caused me to explore other options.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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Like what did you see yourself doing when you left school

Like many others I wanted to be a footballer , sadly it didn't happen and I became a chef.
I wanted to be a WAC/Army officer as a little little girl. I became a WAC/Army officer
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I wanted to be a ballerina. Then a fashion designer. Eventually became a costumer (and worked for the ballet). Didn't pay well, wound up going into office work.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I wanted to be a ballerina. A prima ballerina. Never even had ballet lessons.
Too bad for the world, I woulda been great.
:-)
I, too , wanted to be a ballerina. But I DID have lessons. Just no talent...
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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I had wanted to be an astronaut, a physicist, a teacher, a gymnast, a musician. I ended up getting a physics degree and teaching degree and becoming a math teacher.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Like what did you see yourself doing when you left school
Like many others I wanted to be a footballer , sadly it didn't happen and I became a chef.
"I want to be a cowboy"
Riding on the range,
I've got my hat on,
I've got my boots dusty.
I've got my saddle
On my horse.
He's called... T-t-t-t-t-trigger
Of course.
I want to be a cowboy
And you can be my cowgirl . . .
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>For some reason it's easy for me to pull the plug on humans. Don't show me a dying animal.<>You just become immune to it all after awhile. For some reason I never could develop that kind of immunity to watching an animal die.
I've had similar reactions as an EMT on scene, ok dealing with people which is the expected line of work. Harder when animals especially pets get involved. You are perfectly normal.
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