When you were a kid and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grow up…
What was your answer?
Professional Basketball player / Artist.
I was asked by the minister one day as part of his children’s talk, and told him and the whole church that I wanted to be a Palaeontologist
DNA scientist #nerdAlert
I always answered ‘an artist’ or ‘a mom’.
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader!
(I started playing drums at age 8.)
That would most definitely be a princess.
I was once asked this by my Aunt Judy and I replied: “A stranger.”
I wanted to be Indiana Jones or Nicolas Cage’s character from National Treasure, I don’t really know what their jobs were in the movies:)
I always said “Little Orphan Annie”!
I NEVER had an answer. Even as an 18 year old I didn’t have an answer. I think it’s because “blogger” hadn’t been invented yet.
A Butterfly Catcher!
My, what a bit of whimsy.
Truck driver, thanks to BJ and the Bear.
Best answer I’ve ever heard came from a friend’s 6 year old son who said, “Math teacher by day… big time wrestler by night.”
Blue Flamingo – I was always told I could be anything I wanted to be.
my sweet soon-to-be husband used to tell his parents that when we grew up he wanted to be an old black man named BoBo.
it hasnt happened yet but maybe one day.
“I want to be everything, but God!”
Architect. I was George Costanza before I knew who he was.
I always wanted to be an astronaut until I watched the space shuttle explode on live television. I still love space and love star gazing but that happened when I was at an age where that kind of changed things for me. 5 still remember being less than 5 (we moved when I was 5) and there was a field across the street and I would tell my mom I was going to the moon. I would go get rocks and bring them to her telling her I got them from space; I think part of me believed it : >
A pilot.. thanks to Murdock on the A-TEAM….and I did it too.
A Lego designer. But here’s what’s really cool: My daughter when she was 13 wanted to be a worship leader
I quit dreaming a long time ago. I’m in my late 20′s and I see that it doesn’t matter what I want to be. Work whatever job you can get and be thankful. “dream jobs” are for children or those who have yet to experience the reality of the workforce.
I challenge you to read “48 Days to the Work You Love” by Dan Miller. Dreams are for everyone especially when it comes to your career. I said above that I dreamed of being a pilot and I did become one. However I have never been paid to fly…I do it for enjoyment.
i agree with hank, dreams are for everyone… check out Jon Acuff’s book Quitter… this is a man that reached for and achieved his dreams and is still dreaming and he did it all while trudging through workforce… Los will vouche for the man, he’s pretty awesome stuff!
When I was really little, I wanted to be a waitress or a babysitter! : )
When I was about 8, I desperately wanted to be a country singer– I would put on Shania Twain concerts in my living room– but I thought that only one style of music existed at a time. So I was really worried that by the time I was “old enough” to be a country singer, country music wouldn’t be around anymore.
My 3 year old son wants to be a Motorcycle guy. I always wanted to be a lawyer because they seemed to have lots of cash.
I used to say i wanted to be an archeologist. That is still something i would love to do (the digging through the ruins part, not all the other stuff lol). When i was 15 i felt a call to youth work and still feel it. Now i am working on a Human Services degree with a minor in PR and i’m hoping to be able to help (and be a voice) for at-risk youths specifically teen fathers. To be honest though, i am terrified at the prospect of this dream. Knowing that what God has in store for me is likely to be a great risk (as in this is NOT going to be a 9-5 office job with a steady check) makes me feel like i’ve just taken a brick to the gut.
Still asking myself that question. My answer back then was pro basketball player.
A cowboy!!! Although things have changed a bit since I wanted to be one…I’ve been a carpenter, a musician, a luthier, and a personal trainer in the meantime…I plan on being a cowboy when I grow up in about 6 months or so.
I wanted to be a monster truck driver… I said that when I was five and to me “monster truck” really just meant any pick up truck because they all seemed big…
Mine morphed: hairdresser, mom, librarian, wedding planner.
I wanted to be a singer but more than anything I wanted to be FREE.
I’ve always wanted to be a truck driver
- and to add about dreamjobs, it took me a while and some other jobs and some difficulty, and I thougt it could not be done, but I am now a coachdriver and I just love my job!
a drug dealer like my mom. no lie
I ended up becoming a children’s pastor, so close enough right?
Fireman / baseball player / actor / pharmacist
I honestly said, “a palm tree”… yeah.
I wanted to be in the Peace Corps. I always have just wanted to help people
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