Do you know what you want to be "when you grow up"?

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Do you know what you want to be "when you grow up"?

SMichelle SMichelle
When you're young, everyone seems to ask you what you want to be when you grow up. I never had an answer for that question.

Now, as I am in my mid-twenties, I find that people tend to expect me to be doing exactly what I want to do "when I grow up". Still, I find myself saying that I have absolutely no idea what I want to be.

What about you? Do you know what you want to be?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Absolutely! I've always known.
BG529 , G&L , PropertyOfPotter , OhMy! , tA , indiechick
6  (18%)
Yes, but I didn't figure it out until I was all grown up.
Chilipepper , P'Gell , Geogeo , Bex1331 , Greenleaf , closed account , Phosphorous Tick , GONE! , kendra30752 , bayosgirl
10  (29%)
I have no idea, and I'm okay with that.
SMichelle , chantalgiardina , Allstars316 , ghalik , J5ive , jennifur77 , ksparkles16 , caligaliber
8  (24%)
No, and I'm not okay with not knowing.
- Kira - , MissBre , Nirelan , solitudinarian , humblepie , married with children , dv8
7  (21%)
...and of course... Other.
babycakess , mistressg , darthkitt3n
3  (9%)
Total votes: 34
Poll is closed
06/05/2012
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BG529 BG529
Photographer. Own my own studio
06/05/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I didn't have any idea, either. It took me until I was thirty-two to finally make up my mind ... some people are rather disappointed that I'm okay with office administration ... they're telling me I should be a published novelist instead. I need to build up more confidence for that.
06/05/2012
babycakess babycakess
I voted other. I work with kids and am working on my degree in education so I can be a teacher. I love what I do, but ultimately I would love to be a baker and have my own little adorable bakery.

I am 26 and have kids so I'm sticking with the "safer" route of education. Who knows, though.
06/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
My main profession didn't even exist when I was little kid. I'm a nurse/lactation consultant and a post partum doula. Obviously nurses were around when I was a kid, and women had other women help them after their babies were born. But, the first Board Certified Lactation Consultant wasn't certified until around 1985.

I'm doing what I love, but business is slow at the moment.
06/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
My main profession didn't even exist when I was little kid. I'm a nurse/lactation consultant and a post partum doula. Obviously nurses were around when I was a kid, and women had other women help them after their babies were born. But, the first Board Certified Lactation Consultant wasn't certified until around 1985.

I'm doing what I love, but business is slow at the moment.
06/05/2012
G&L G&L
I've always known what I've wanted to be and I'm finally working on doing it.
06/05/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
When you're young, everyone seems to ask you what you want to be when you grow up. I never had an answer for that question.

Now, as I am in my mid-twenties, I find that people tend to expect me to be doing exactly what I want to do ...
there are several things id love to do but have yet to accomplish any of it
06/05/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I only really figured it out after I graduated university. And it was completely unrelated to my bachelors degree.
06/05/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
I want to be a photographer, or an accountant type person/bookkeeper. Two totally different worlds, but I'm still not sure if that's what I want to do and I'm 28! It wouldn't be such a big deal if it weren't for my 2 kids. I feel like I need to have a house by now, and a CAREER, not just a job. Sucks
06/05/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
My main profession didn't even exist when I was little kid. I'm a nurse/lactation consultant and a post partum doula. Obviously nurses were around when I was a kid, and women had other women help them after their babies were born. But, the ...
I try to talk all my friends into breast feeding I tried but my milk NEVER came in, I tried everything. lol I appreciate you!
06/05/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I always thought I had to have a "real" job that I was going to school for but right now I work in retail management and I love it and that's what I plan to make a career doing.
06/05/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Mommy!
06/05/2012
Phosphorous Tick Phosphorous Tick
I want to own a Cafe and I want to be satisfied with my life and where I am at that point.
06/05/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I graduated college a year ago and still don't know what to do with my life...
06/06/2012
mistressg mistressg
Other, because I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up and some days I am okay with it, others not so much.
06/06/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
When you're young, everyone seems to ask you what you want to be when you grow up. I never had an answer for that question.

Now, as I am in my mid-twenties, I find that people tend to expect me to be doing exactly what I want to do ...
LOL. Everything! I'm graduating from my writing course this month and going on to try Hypnotherapy and possibly Accupressure after that and if I like it, who knows!? I want to do it all, I guess. I have so many goals and so much passion. I didn't know that I wanted to be any of this until I was in my late teens.
06/06/2012
tA tA
I know what I want to be "when I grow up".

Rich.
06/06/2012
married with children married with children
I had no idea, I just wanted to do something fun.
06/08/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I know what I want to do after I graduate college, however whether or not I can actually do it is another thing entirely. Not very many people in my shoes are getting a job doing what they'd like to. If that is the case with me, I'd probably just stick with my current job and try for promotions.
06/10/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I want to be a physical therapy assistant... a far cry from Waitress, I know.
06/10/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by SMichelle
When you're young, everyone seems to ask you what you want to be when you grow up. I never had an answer for that question.

Now, as I am in my mid-twenties, I find that people tend to expect me to be doing exactly what I want to do ...
i want to be a person that i love and respect
06/10/2012
Total posts: 22
Unique posters: 20