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When you were a child, what profession did you aspire to? And did you actually join that profession when you became an adult?

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Lion tamer. Accountant.

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Jet fighter pilot, rock star, president of the United States

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Lighthouse keeper, biologist, comic artist. Alas, I became an administrative clerk and architectural draughtsman.

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I wanted to be a business owner. I became a business owner.

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I was in medical school... but then I met my (now "ex") Japanese husband...

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Professional footballer or professional musician. I'm still determined to be paid just once for playing music before I die. My wife finds this cute, endearing and ridiculous. I tell her to sod off and that she owes me double what I'm paid for my gig when it happens.

Keep your dreams alive.

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Dentist (I know, I was a weird kid). Actually was on the path to dental school, when I finally felt it wasn't for me right before applying.

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proctologist, proctologist.

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Veterinary surgeon, ended up as biomedical scientist

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proctologist, proctologist.

with a name like Reckless? I shudder.

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Car racing driver... well, I didn't make a profession out of it but nonetheless I did quite a bit of car and motorbike racing back in Germany. And I was good in it. Healer, Channeler, Author and Lecturer sounds a bit different, right?

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As a little girl: astronaut, football player, In elementary school I became fascinated with books and created my own stories, so my teachers encouraged me to write them down, so naturally, I dreamed of becoming a writer/ novelist. I enrolled in writing club first in elementary school, then in JHS and HS. But in the last year of HS I had to write tons of essays, then in college I had to write stuff all day long (and sometimes even at night) , and in grad school I had to write even more- thesis, dissertation... As they say- be careful what you wish for...

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A puppy walker: pet shop owner: vet: archeologist: diplomat: writer.

I haven't become an adult yet. :-)

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I wanted to somehow help remedy or resolve the environmental crisis. Now it seems a futile quest and like many I trudge through life in despair and distraction.

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Policeman, long distance lorry driver, theatre set designer, writer... ended up as an NHS administrator T_T

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I didn't care, as long as I got to boss people around. Now I'm a teacher.

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Novelist. Account Executive.

just kill me

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I wanted to be Bond. James Bond.

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Professional Internet troll. LIVIN' THE DREAM, BABY!!

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Nessie, you have reached self-enlightenment. There is nothing higher for you to pursue.

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Artiste! Later on Rock & Roll star.

Now (at 52) artist with my own gigging band.

Thankfully without any of the 'celeb' crap that I never saw coming back in the '70s/'80s.

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