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 Post subject: What Do/Did You want to Be When You Grow Up?
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My friend asked me this question once. I first responded with what my goal is now, and it was relatively normal. But then he's like, "Well, yeah. But what did you want to do?"
So, says I, "Well, I always wanted to be a mermaid."
As it turns out, he always wanted to go to Mars and meet some aliens.

So what do/did you guys want to be when you grow/grew up that was not the average, generic profession, or even a profession at all?

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I've always wanted to be either a knight of Hyrule or a wandering adventurer in Hyrule. :rofl:

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Want to be? Planet-shaker.

Wanted to be? I don't know, maybe a LEGO designer or something. :P Though I still wouldn't mind that, if LEGO made all their stuff in Europe/America instead of having some of it in Mexico/China, etc.

In fact, I know I'd have a blast. The little blocks still have a special place in my heart...
EDIT: Being an epic hero like in my book ideas and such would be nice, too...
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Oi. That's a loaded question. I've wanted to be a lot of things and there are still many that I'd like to reach for if I weren't restricted by having to provide for the necessities of life :P

Let's see. I've (realistically) wanted to be a...
Chaplain/Marine
Chef
Fisherman/Sailor
Composer/Musician
Missionary
Writer
Basketball Coach
Architect/Designer
Director

I've (slightly/extravagantly unrealistically) wanted to be a...
Knight
Pirate
Superhero

Currently, I'm pursuing health and writing though. Nutrition and Dietetics for the paycheck, Creative Writing for the investment. I'd still love to keep composing in my spare time, though, and it'd be amazing if I could eventually spend my life working overseas as a Missionary.

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:rofl: This reminds me of a certain little girl I heard about (from her mom) who can't decide whether she wants to be a missionary or a movie star.

I, always the sensible one, have never had any unrealistic ideas about what I would be when I grew up. Boring, isn't it? In fact, I've only wanted to be two things: first, I wanted to be an artist, because that was apparently where my talent lay. I began art lessons when I was 5, and I "knew" from then on that I would be an artist. Then, when I was 9 or so, I realized that not only could I write something without crying, I could enjoy it. Note: Just because one enjoys something does not mean one is good at it.

You see, I'm just too sensible and down to Earth. I must take my crazy ideas to the clouds, and keep them there. I always have, as far back as I can remember. There was a sort of understanding in even my most tender and young mind: I'm going to be an artist, so I can't be an Indian, but that's only true in this world.

In those imaginary worlds I have been everything from an acrobat to the President, very unaware that I was doomed to become a writer.

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Hehe, I always wanted to be an adventurer of some kind. Now that I've seen Doctor Who, I want to be a companion/assistant, and travel space and time, and fight aliens, and do an awful lot of running. XD

But I'm planning on going to college for film production. (Which means I could potentially work on DW in the far-away future if I got a film job in Britain. xD) And yes, I'm older than most college students but I'm working first. :)

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Why not a full-blown Time Lord, Mel? ;)

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KathrineROID wrote:
Why not a full-blown Time Lord, Mel? ;)


Because they have all kinds of angsty problems. XD You'll notice that the Doctor is the only one left?

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That's just it. Marry the Doctor, and have tons of kiddos! :rofl:

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I used to want to be an Indian, preferably Crow. A boy Indian though, because who wants to be a squaw? Besides that...
I wanted to work in a feedlot.
Live in the middle of now where and only just survive.
Be a spray pilot (actually that still sounds sort of interesting...)
And much more.
I remember once when I was supposed to tell what I wanted to be when I grew up so they could put it in the recital program or something, and all the other kids did things like: "swimmer and trainer, and movie star," and things like that, and I put: "Missionary or farmer's wife." :? Which, I still would really like to do - but it looked pretty stodgy next to theirs!

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KathrineROID wrote:
That's just it. Marry the Doctor, and have tons of kiddos! :rofl:


**cough** You know, the Doctor has lots of relationship problems. Everyone he likes DIES.

And he avoids falling in love with humans now. He had exactly one experience with it and realised that she would die before him... (and then there was the whole 'she got trapped in a parallel universe' thing on top of that...)

It's like elves. You really try not to mix human and elf blood. Doesn't work.

Besides. I'd rather not. XD I think he's cute in a 'awww, cute, look at the fez' kind of way, not a more grownup way. :)

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XD Just testing your IQ. . . JK. What do you think :rofl: smiley was about? ;)

@Phylis - Not stodgy, but funny. I wonder what the teachers thought, though. LOL.

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I haven't ever wanted to be anything particularly interesting - just a mom, writer, and maybe a missionary.

But I do have pretty funny story about Griff. :D When he was little, he always wanted to be Batman. Not just any superhero... just Batman. My mom asked him why once, and he said, matter-of-factly, "Because Batman didn't have any superpowers. He was just really rich and athletic!" :rofl:

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But I do have pretty funny story about Griff. :D When he was little, he always wanted to be Batman. Not just any superhero... just Batman. My mom asked him why once, and he said, matter-of-factly, "Because Batman didn't have any superpowers. He was just really rich and athletic!" :rofl:

:rofl: And intelligent. Don't forget intelligent.

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I didn't have anything I wished to be when I was little. :shock: I just thought I'd grow up and be just like my Mum: married with lots of children. :D

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I love all these. :rofl:

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I didn't have anything I wished to be when I was little. :shock: I just thought I'd grow up and be just like my Mum: married with lots of children. :D


:rofl: That's still pretty cool. My family thinks I'm crazy because I want five.


Wait a minute...

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I've always wanted to be a Pokemon Trainer. Meowth FTW!!

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*points at last post* Seabird, it looks like the Spellchecker found you.

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*coughs* You two are off topic. ;)

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I didn't have anything I wished to be when I was little. :shock: I just thought I'd grow up and be just like my Mum: married with lots of children. :D

That makes you sound like a very smart and practical child. :D

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