As a kid I wanted to become and archeologist. Today I'm a business owner.
business owner pays more than an archeologist.
As a kid I thought I would be moderately successful and have a decent middle class life. As an adult I have been unemployed two years, am at the end of my rope, and am contemplating putting a shotgun in my mouth.
I wanted to become a teacher. After one year at university I quickly saw that it was a terrible choice. I became an Art historian which was not such a great choice either. Now I write for TV
Humblebraggers versus the self-pitying. Anyway "business owner" doesn't mean much. Do you own your own startup tech firm with a looming IPO or do you drive around mowing lawns?
I was pretty now I'm saggy
News or fiction, R3?
I'm the business owner. I work 7 days a weeks with one or two days off every month. I rarely see my friends, my family once a year for a couple of days. I don't go out, don't travel, have no sex drive and am exhausted. Yeah being a business owner was a great choice !
More like drama (r6)
As a kid I just wanted off the farm. As an adult I just want to get back to it.
As a young kid, I wanted to be a hairdresser. As a young teen, I wanted to be a nuclear physicist (THAT was a stupid idea).
I really became a low-level wage earner. I get buy and eat well, but never travel nor have nice things. But hey, I get to be self-employed!
As a kid, the first female first baseman for the LA Dodgers.
As and adult, I'm a porn editor.
Wanted to be an astronaut.
Ended up doing IT for on line retailer.
Same as r7. Self employed, financially successful, no time for a life, no one else in my life.
Let me spend your money business owners
As a child, I wanted to become scientist of some sort. When I hit puberty, I had a bit of a depression and wanted to become a poet.
In college, I wanted to become a journalist believing the "pen is mightier than the sward" kind of crap.
Now, I am a computer networking engineer.
Maybe a good idea for a business would be setting up the business owners with the money but no time with suitable and fuckable dates. A matchmaker with really good customer service! Thoughts?
Nothing could more irrelevant than what you wanted as an occupation or career upon adulthood when you were a kid.
Kids have no realistic idea about anything.
The only thing that matters is what you have become.
I was a pessimist as a kid so I didn't think about the future because I was sure it would be worse. It hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be, but I've never had a "career" to speak of. And I'm still a pessimist.
I wanted to be a lawyer. Instead, I ended up with a great partner, more money than I need and a career I can be proud of.
As a kid I thought I would enjoy having a partner in life. As an adult I'm unhappy to wake up to my 50yo partner pissing the bed.
As a kid I wanted to be a film director. Now I'm a mid-level manager at a federal agency.
I wanted life to be a musical and I'd fight crime with a seal and a monkey.
You people can't sing worth shit, I don't give a shit what you've done, and I prefer to see my animals on TV.
As a kid, I saw the adults around me aging quickly because of stressful jobs they hated. They always seemed so tired, and sad. I vowed never to become that. As an adult, I became that.
I had many dreams as a kid. All dashed, as I'm now completely disabled.
Was born wanting to be a singer/actor. Also wanted to be Ward Cleaver when I grew up. Being gay kinda took care of that last one. Have been unemployed for a few years, semi-disabled, and living off of money from selling things I've collected. Needless to say there's no significant other.
Kid dreams do not matter and are irrelevant.
Kids often say fireman, cowboy, policeman, astronaut, professional baseball player, etc.
Also kids have no idea whatsoever what it takes to enter a profession and accomplish the entry requirements.
R26 should be a motivational speaker on the elementary school circuit. Seriously.
This whole thread is mostly summed up thusly 'Then thought I would be happy in life, Now life has shat on me and I am unhappy'
It's called the human condition. A very few escape it. Most don't. Movies and TV condition us to believe that everyone can have a fairy tale life if they just find the way. It's simply not true.
As a young lesbian I had no goals because I could not relate to being a mother/housewife. As an adult I became an IT specialist and retired at age 56 with a partner of 25 years.