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When I grow up I want to be........

post #1 of 28
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When I grow up, I always thought I wanted to be a mom, a housewife, etc. Although the desire at almost 42 is pretty much gone to have human babies, I love being a "mom" to my 3 kits. As far as being a housewife, I would love nothing more, but unfortunately wiht today's prices, I have to work. I love being a homemaker, cleaning my house, *I know, Im weird*, taking care of Jerry, cooking,etc. I've never had any big career ambitions.........

What about you guys?
post #2 of 28
I love doing my housework as well Susie so don't worry your not alone!. I could be worth millions but i'd still do my own cleaning because then i know it's done to how i like it!.

When i was younger i remember saying i wanted to be a judge but then it went on to being a mortician.

Wish i could turn back the clock because i would do it then!
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
but then it went on to being a mortician.
Really?

I always wanted to be a hairdresser or a vet. Then when I left college I landed my first job in a solicitors and it went on from there.... Now I am a PA and only doing this because it pays well and I sometimes enjoy it! Actually, I still don't know what I really want to do.

ps. I like cleaning too!
post #4 of 28
Someones got to do it
post #5 of 28
But you don't do it now do you? Or do you?
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I love doing my housework as well Susie so don't worry your not alone!. I could be worth millions but i'd still do my own cleaning because then i know it's done to how i like it!.
I am the same way. I love doing the housework and prefer to do it on my own. My fiance used to be good about asking if I needed any help but I always turned him down. I almost feel like I would just have to do it over to make sure it is done the way I like it.

I am going to school for nursing right now. My dream is to become a pediatrician. I am just beginning to feel that is unrealistic at this point. I begin volunteering in the neonatal ward of the hospital here in 2 weeks, I think for now I will be happy with that
post #7 of 28
Gilly i would love to!. My friend Mark who is an undertaker told me their screaming out for females, but theres a lot of work involved because they have to learn all about the organs etc...

It's a 3 year course, but Mark said it's very draining
post #8 of 28
I used to want to be an undertaker!!! Now an animal care assistant. Hi Gilly!!
post #9 of 28
I wanted to be a high powered career woman with my own clothing line and boutique. I actually used to design clothes and had a name for my shop and everything when I was in my early teens.

I've never wanted children and still don't... and really shouldn't based on medical reasons. I've just NEVER had that maternal instinct.

Well, so much for the creativity! I am a career woman with a prestigious firm though... which fullfilled half the dream.
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by vespacat
I wanted to be a high powered career woman with my own clothing line and boutique. I actually used to design clothes and had a name for my shop and everything when I was in my early teens.

I've never wanted children and still don't... and really shouldn't based on medical reasons. I've just NEVER had that maternal instinct.

Well, so much for the creativity! I am a career woman with a prestigious firm though... which fullfilled half the dream.
I've never had meternal instincts either Can't be doing with children when they answer back. Give me animals everytime.
post #11 of 28
Susan, Shem, you should both start up your own funeral directors!!
post #12 of 28
My first aspirations were the be Miss America or a ballerina! While Miss America 2004 DID come from UCF, it was CERTAINLY not me and I DEFINITELY don't think I'd want anything like that anymore. Though, I would still love to be a ballerina. I also wanted to be a vet but that was more so that I could pet all of the animals. There was no way I could have done all the things that vets REALLY have to do!

Now I'm finishing up my B.Sc. in Psychology and have just sent off my grad school applications to programs in Mental Health Counseling and one Educational Specialist program in Marriage and Family Therapy. I hope to do my master's in MHC, then go on to my PhD in Counselor Education with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I want to work my way up to owning my own practice. It'll be a long and hard road, but I definitely think I can do it!

As for jobs, I teach group exercise and work at a visitation center. Neither of which could sustain me in the least!
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Gilly
Susan, Shem, you should both start up your own funeral directors!!
I'll do the makeup and hair bit
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I'll do the makeup and hair bit
What a fab idea.. ideal.. can we do cat and animal burials as well?
post #15 of 28
Do you want to see my eyes puffed up every morning at work
post #16 of 28
My dream was always to be a ballroom dancer

This is a good site to learn about some of the different type of dances:

http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/


post #17 of 28
I don't really enjoy housework very much- but I try to keep the cat hair picked up which is a never ending task!!!
Well as I have 76 days left of my job of 19 plus yrs I guess I'll be going in a new direction!!
My ideal as I envision it right now:
wake up in am, make hubby breakfast, do some picking up around house. Do exercise.
If in gardening season spend some time doing that. Watch Oprah at 4:00 do more cooking. Also squeeze some sewing/craft time/volunteer time in. Work somewhere enjoyable part time (no more than 25 hrs/week)
post #18 of 28
Yes I suppose that would be too much susan... I was thinkin tho more for the dignity of a proper burial.. I depise people who just flush pet fish down the toilet because it's 'just a fish'.
post #19 of 28
Ok, i'll just wear sunglasses every day!
post #20 of 28
Met too
post #21 of 28
I always wanted to be a Speech Pathologist but getting the degree was harder than I expected so I gave up... I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after that In the back of my mind I always thought that I wouldn't mind being an Administrative Assistant/Executive Assistant. So I went back to school, completed that course and have been doing it ever since....it wasn't my "big" dream but I'm happy
post #22 of 28
I've always wanted to be a firefigher or a stay at home mom (two very closely related occupations) And it looks like when the baby comes in December, I'm going to get my dream job (one of them, at least.)
post #23 of 28
When I was a wee little girl, I wanted to be a singer or be in a rock band. I *was* in a rock band, singing & playing keyboards, for 4 yrs in my early 20's. So that part was cool, but it didn't pay the bills.

I certainly never, ever dreamed about sitting in an office 8 to 5 each day in front of a computer, working in Sales. But, THAT pays the bills!

I never really yearned to have kids, so I guess that's why I only have one. However I did certainly plan on having LOTS of pets. I didn't dream of working with them, as a kid; I dreamt of having a house big enough to take in as many unwanted pets as possible. That dream came true!
post #24 of 28
My mom was a big career woman and she and my dad have been happily married for 26 years and have 3 kids, so I guess I've kind of always wanted it both ways!

I wanted to be everything from an astronaut to a veterinarian to an author when I was younger. Finally settled on music, and here we are!
post #25 of 28
I always wanted to be a vet...until my mom told me what they did. Sorry I just can't bear the thought of one of my patients dying.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Shem
I depise people who just flush pet fish down the toilet because it's 'just a fish'.
My brother and his first wife had a Siamese Fighting Fish they named Guido. Guido was a bit of a loner. He didn't say much, and his facial expressions were unreadable. A low-key, inner-directed sort of fish.

When Guido died, it could honestly be said that no one had ever truly known him. But some sort of deep, unspoken bond must have formed nonetheless -- because my brother Noel carefully wrapped the deceased in Kleenex, placed him in a watch box, and buried him under a tree in my parent's backyard.

Then Noel came inside, ate two popsicles, and Elmer's-glued the sticks together into a cross.

"How do you know he was a Christian?" I asked him.

"Well," said my brother, "his name was Guido. Ya gotta figure."

So as the sun sank low in the suburban sky, my brother tapped the little cross into the ground over Guido's grave, bowed his head, and said:

"Here lies Guido, a damn fine fish. Amen."
post #27 of 28
When I was a kid I wanted to be a veterinary nurse, and that lasted for a long time, lol. I also wanted to be a stable hand, or have my own horse riding school. I always thought I wanted kids when I grew up, I was going to have 2, a girl and a boy (thats different now too). And a husband who can do anything around the house (wishful thinking ).


But now I'm planning to open my own dog/cat shelter here in my town, but as well as a shelter, its going to be a place where peoples dogs and cats can stay when the owners go on holiday or something like that, I forget what you call them, lol.
post #28 of 28
When I was little, I used to want to be a vet more than anything, but after we put Sassy (siamese) to sleep, I decided I couldn't do it. Right now I've got my sights set on being an astronomer.. and I don't think that's going to change any time soon.
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