Did you become what you wanted to be as a child?

Did you become what you wanted to be as a child?
Many of us in our childhood are very ambitious, from a young age we have vivid imaginations. Do you ever remember in thinking about getting older and what you wanted to be. In school, we may have had teachers asking what do you want to be when you grow up? Some say "I want to be an astronaut", others may say "I want to be a writer" you may even say you wanted to be an actor or singer. But do we ever follow out what we say as a child?

I still remember those early years, remember being asked and I did have a few ideas what I would like to be or become. I remember when I was asked, at first I did say I wanted to become a stuntman, but as time grew a little this changed to magic then little later I did actually want to be a writer. So it can just show in our growth and our imaginations as a child can soon change as we get older. Some don't become what they wanted to be they go down a different path but often find their own success in life.

Some end up doing the things they don't love, maybe because they want to impress others like you see in some beliefs. For example, a doctor has a son or daughter, he may be a successful doctor and want his son/daughter to follow medicine or similar practice. So what do we do? We should follow what is in our hearts as many do, what would you do and also what did you wanna become and do?


When I was schooling, our teacher always wanted us to write down our ambition in the report card. I guess that many of us wanted to be a billionaire's wife, that was the ambition ! I wrote down as manager or clerk but my teacher said no, those are not the ambitious type. Then I wrote down baker or chef, she gave a nod. I became a housewife instead
Posted by peachpurple on 11-10-2017
Ever since I was a kid, I was never all that ambitious or passionate about having any sort of career. I never really cared about becoming anything when I grew up, and when teachers asked us such questions like "What do you want to be when you get older?" I would just write down things related to stuff I liked at the time. I liked dinosaurs at one age, so I said I wanted to be a paleontologist. Then I started to like food a lot so I said I wanted to be a chef. I had all sorts of different answers until I reached my late teens, at which point I started saying I just want to "be."
Posted by Denis_P on 11-10-2017
I haven't become what I always wanted to be as a child. Support from family and friends is enough to get a child into becoming what he or she has always wanted to be. Sometimes we choose another direction as we grow up and then our priorities change.

Lucky is the child who became what they wanted to be. Sometimes we make unrealistic promises as kids and that is understandable. But every dream is valid.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-10-2017
I did not become what I wanted to be as a child because what I wanted is to be like power rangers. I was not actually thinking of what would I become as I grow up when I was a child. Even when I reached high school I still do not know what would I like to become that is why I was not so serious in my studies and I was confused in choosing a degree in college. I just chose computer science because I became fascinated in learning computers. What I really want to be just came as I am working already. I wanted to become a blogger/writer. If this aspiration of mine came early in my younger days, I would be probably a good blogger/writer today.
Posted by vhinz on 11-10-2017
No I don't think so life happens and change the course of my life.I'm not really regretting it perse because where I'm now it still okay for me.The most important thing is doing what makes one happy and I know I'm happy with my career path now.
Posted by lovely on 11-10-2017
gata montes
Nope fortunately - particularly as having absolutely no idea of what I wanted to be as a child - most of the things that passed through my mind whenever asked this question were so bizarre and unrealistic that the majority would have been virtually impossible.

I did however become what I chose and wanted to be in my late teens - which not only turned out to be extremely successful for me - but I've enjoyed every minute of it and still do.
Posted by gata montes on 11-11-2017
Haha, no. Not even close. I remember that for a long time I wanted to be a veterinarian since I absolutely adored animals but then somewhere in my elementary school I completely changed my mind and wanted to become a lawyer because most of my family was/is one. But once I have gotten to high school I got different desires and goals. I didn't want to be either one of those professions - I wanted to be something else and I can reveal that I stuck to it. I graduated and got the diploma in the desired area.
Posted by Mehano on 11-11-2017
Not yet, because I have to work with Cinema. Although the search for this path is longer than I imagined when I was a child, the dream remains alive and I am still working hard to make it a reality (hope, hope and a little more hope, haha).
Posted by wiseagent on 11-11-2017
As a kid, I remember wanting to be a pilot, an engineer and a banker. Well I have not followed any of those paths so far. I'm still in my early twenites so, I guess there is still a chance I go back to any of my childish ambitions. I'm happy with what I am doing now though so that might not happen anytime soon.
Posted by jeiss on 11-11-2017
When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching birds. I wish I could fly just like birds. Then one day it came to me that I should become a pilot and fly high. By the time I was a tenth grader, my aim was changed. I wanted to become a doctor. After I passed high school, I wanted to become an economist. When I completed my university education, I began writing for newspapers and decided to become a writer.
Posted by vinaya on 11-11-2017
I always wanted to be successful, have money a good family. And it seems what I have now is nothing but empty bank account, low earning jobs and no family. And literally nobody. So I guess sometimes we make mistakes. And we end up in more dark in life than anything else. So In that context you can see that not all the dreams come true for many people. We just learn from our experience.
Posted by overcast on 11-12-2017
When children says i want to be this or that at the end when we grow up as matured adult we do not really remember again , we go for what we feel that our brain is capable of doing only.
Posted by babyright on 11-12-2017
I have always wanted to be an air hostess but unfortunately, i don't have the required height. When I was still a kid, I used to watch the air hostesses in admiration and always wished to become one. I will never be able to achieve this dream of mine. Anyway, I work as a freelancer nowadays and I am quite satisfied with my job.
Posted by Pixie on 11-13-2017
This is a tough one to answer. When I was in grade school, I had wanted to be a teacher. But when in high school, my dream shifted to being a doctor maybe because my elder sister was taking up nursing in college at the time. And now, I cannot say what my dream was but I am happy with what I am now with a degree in industrial engineering and a nice position in a big bank.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-14-2017
I had different dreams at different periods of my life. I am a writer now, I decided to become a writer when I was 21, that was when my first book was published. I am also a digital marketer and I chose digital marketing only in 2015.
Posted by vinaya on 01-15-2018
I think we always make slight turn from our childhood dreams. And things definitely change with the way we do as we make changes in our life. I have learned that things we learn as a child eventually have their own changes. In such case it'd be reasonable to understand that we have one life and we just learn from our mistakes there.
Posted by overcast on 11-08-2018
I wanted to be an architect as a child - but that hasn't panned out as later I lost interest. Nonetheless, I like computer 3D art which is sort of similar to architecture. Anyway, most of my passion has drifted toward playing music and web development and the latter is what I spend most of my time on. Oh, by the way, I'm sure at one time being an architect required a drawing ability, but I certainly am terrible at that.
Posted by jyy on 11-14-2017
When I was young I wanted to be a cop. After finding out the dire work conditions that cops face in my country I decided to join the army. After finding out how difficult it was to be accepted I decided to become a physical educator. So no I ended up nowhere near where I wanted
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-14-2017
I wanted to be a teacher when I was younger (elementary school). Then, in high school, I wanted to be a writer.

I am currently a teacher now.

But honestly, I don't know if this is the right path for me. I don't actually think I'm suited to be a teacher. Maybe childhood dreams should stay dreams...
Posted by kataomoi on 11-14-2017
I think it depends! When I was a child, I wanted to be many things, like soccer player, doctor, lawyer, bank, among others. But in the end I just wanted to work on something that made me happy. Today, in a way I think I have found a job that makes me happy, so in this respect I can say that yes, I work with something that I wanted when I was a child;
Posted by hermessantos on 11-16-2017
No, but I have worked as a writer, and one of my goals as a child was to write and also be a foreign correspondent. However, I am not able to make my living doing this. I think that I might be able to do this in the future though. It is just one of the things that I might look forward to doing in the future, but it seems kind of unlikely at this point. I would love to, but I just don't see how I could as I am very attached to my pets.
Posted by kgord on 11-19-2017
My mom always says, that I used to change my career every day when I was a kid. I used to be the teacher of the rest of my friends, always helping them out with their homework, or sometimes I was the nurse/doctor of them. Well, let's say I got to do both, and I feel happy about it. But, also I found out that I could do some other things I didn't know I was capable of. Is great to know you can achieve what you've always wanted, but is far better to know you can do so much more.
Posted by ballyhara on 11-26-2017
Literally speaking, I didn't actually become what I wanted to become when I was in primary school. When I was very small, I used to aspire to become a medical doctor, even when I got to high school, but could not achieve this due to circumstances of life. Those circumstances include financial issues and many others. I couldn't find it easy financially by the time I was trying to finish high school, but managed. So, when I couldn't actualize what I wanted due to financial issues, I went ahead and read Statistics.
Posted by potentialwriter on 11-29-2017
When I was in grammar school, I really wanted to be like Nancy Drew, a detective in children's books. I read all the books in the series, and I was fascinated by Nancy's ability to follow clues and solve mysteries. Nancy was also way ahead of her time, challenging norms about the types of things women were supposed to do for work. In high school, and for the first two years of college, I wanted to be a psychologist. I wanted to help people, and I really wanted to know what makes them tick. Although I am neither a detective or a psychologist, I do many of the same skills that these people do. As a trainer and instructional designer, I have to know motivational and educational psychology in order to create effective learning experiences for students. As a researcher and writer, I am constantly trying to ferret out the answer to some question, locate a resource, or find some obscure reference. So I'm still using the skills that attracted me to these two careers, albeit in a different manner.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-29-2017
I can't even remember what I used to want for a career because I was a child back then and I only wanted to play. It was just something that a child often have to say for the sake of saying something during kindergarten graduation. I don't think a child has the proper knowledge to be able to decide what he would like to be. Most of my batchmates would say doctor, nurse, lawyer, or engineer as these were the more prominent jobs in my hometown. We had no idea that other jobs exist so we usually choose among them. Besides, we don't know what each position requires and we only have superficial ideas about them. When I reached high school and became interested n politics, I said I wanted to be a lawyer not knowing that before I can study to become a lawyer, I have to finish a relevant college degree. I've been writing then as a campus journalist but I never taught of writing or journalism as a career. It was just something that my teachers said I could do well. Until now, writing it still something I do on the side and was never my main profession. I finished accounting and became a qualified professional. It became my primary source of income and it has paid quite well. Moreover, it keeps me on track for a law degree which I can start one of these days.
Posted by chatbox on 12-12-2017
I can clearly remember when I was young I asked my mom what do call to the people who build buildings, she said Construction Workers are the ones who build structures. From then, I started to have insterest in buildings. When I was in highschool I decided to take up B.S in Civil Engineering in college. Now, little more time my dream to become an Engineer will come true and I will do my best to make it happen. I can confidently say that I will become what I wanted when i was a child.
Posted by Anonymous on 12-29-2017
Yeah I remember those things when I'm a child. It's not bad dreaming a dream, for me that's good to make them more inspired about studying. When I am a child I'm dreaming about to become of the be best doctor for those people who need help. And I think that it is not easy to achieve that kind of job so I just thinking right know of what will I do.
Posted by mar06 on 01-14-2018
So do I. It was just a hope and that hope sometimes it did not happen. There are some reasons why like poverty or when you grew up you would realized that you dont want to be a doctor anymore.
Posted by mark86 on 11-07-2018
Far from what I'm expecting for my life. When you're a child, you can dream of any profession that you want to become when you grow up but in the reality, once you've grown up, you'll see that the life is not gonna be easy on you and you have to consider lots of things and hard work and knowledge for you to achieve your dreams which is the chance for me is slim. You have to have the money that you'll need in order to support your dreams so not everyone is lucky to have it. The only lesson that you should learn is to save as much as you can so when the time comes when you do have a child, you can manage to give and fulfill their dreams.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-15-2018
When I was a child, I dreamed of being a President and being an Astronaut, both are achievable in reality, but in my state, I don't really think so. I dreamed of becoming a President when I was a child because I wanted to help the poor and help my country, however, I realized that I cannot do it as I will work with the people who don't have the same perspective of goal as mine. I wanted to be an Astronaut because I love space and galaxy, but I realized that I will be just used as an experiment so I gave up immediately. When I remember my childhood dreams, I wanted to go back.
Posted by vivalavanda on 02-23-2018
I think that is only natural to have dreams and ambition when you were a child. But in reality, most of those who dreamed in their childhood did not achieve their dreams. I had a happy childhood and I’d say that I also did not achieve my dreams but I am happy with my life now. With the question of going back in time, I don’t think it is necessary anymore for a child’s dream is just a dream even if it became my inspiration for a long time.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-02-2018
When I was a child, I always wanted to be a Mechanical Engineer. This is because, I was and I am a fan of machines, either big or small. I feel so amazed when I see machines. I feel amazed how they work well and how they can make things better, possible and faster. So I really worked hard to be a good Mathematician because the elders said, for me to become a mechanical Engineer, I need to be really good at Mathematics so I really worked hard for it. However, my parents did not let me do it when I was about to enter college because of having male classmates in majority. Basically, I was the only woman in class. So, they decided for my future. They told me to take Secondary Education majored in Mathematics.' Since I did not want to disappoint them, I followed what my parents wanted and here I am, a Mathematics teacher by profession.
Posted by NesMarcos on 09-08-2018
When i was a kid I wanted to become a lawyer and a very good one for that matter, I prepared for it by reading the constitution of my country. At a very young age I was already saying many sections of the constitution without looking at the hardcopy because I was serious and determined to become a State Lawyer but as I grew up gradually things started to change slowly and I was still in love with the law but this time I was determined to mix it with politics.

After high school, due to the educational system in my country I was given another course to study in the University and that was how I may end up not becoming what I wanted to become if can't go for a second degree on law.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-15-2018
I wanted to become a doctor but it did not happen. Life before was really hard. I took Information Technology but I did not work in the related field instead I became overseas worker and appointed as a manager there.
Posted by mark86 on 11-07-2018
When I was a little boy I dreamt of being a celebrity cook because my parents always watch cooking shows and I like watching chefs and cooks prepare different kinds of dishes but that didn't happen. I pursued a career in computer science but got a job in sales and marketing, later on I shifted into Business Development but became a Building Contractor instead. Now im into Online Freelance work. But cooking and being a chef or owning and managing a restaurant is still one of my dreams, and I intend to see it thru in the near future.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-15-2018
When I was in school I always dreamt of becoming a doctor. However, as I grew older I realized that I am not very interested in Science and particularly Biology. I was much more interested in languages and commerce. Once I saw the kind of studies and work that is required to be done for becoming a Doctor, I realized that the field of Science and Medicine is not meant for me and I completely gave up on that dream.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-15-2018
To be honest I didn't really have any ambitions when I was a child. Unless you count wanting to go to college or university as an ambition. In my family, graduating high school and attending college or university to get a degree was a big deal. Once I got to university though, there were many professors who were instrumental in guiding me and helping me realize what I should be ambitious about.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 12-15-2018