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What did you want to be when you grew up

And what did you become?

--Anonymous
replies 40Nov 29, 2017 2:55 PM +00:00

Someone who slept with a lot of men. And I achieved my dreams.

#WINNING!

--Anonymous
replies 1Nov 29, 2017 2:57 PM +00:00

I wanted to be a porn star, instead I just became a slut.

--Anonymous
replies 2Nov 29, 2017 2:57 PM +00:00

I wanted to die

--Anonymous
replies 3Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM +00:00
R3 I wanted to die

Don't give up! You'll get there!

--Anonymous
replies 4Nov 29, 2017 3:00 PM +00:00

I had considered medicine but realized back then it was essentially the dark ages for medicine. So I through into an engineering discipline instead.

--Anonymous
replies 5Nov 29, 2017 3:00 PM +00:00

Kindergarten teacher. I became a computer programmer.

--Retired lesbian
replies 6Nov 29, 2017 3:01 PM +00:00

.Wanted to be an English teacher. Became a cop. Worked out well, since I'm now one of the grammar police on DL.

--Sgt. Syntax
replies 7Nov 29, 2017 3:25 PM +00:00

Wanted to be Joe Elliott from Def Leppard, ended up an accountant, which is just as good.

--Typing with tears in my eyes
replies 8Nov 29, 2017 3:30 PM +00:00

Were you a hot cop?

--Like in porn? With the tight state trooper pants?
replies 9Nov 29, 2017 3:30 PM +00:00

Lazy, Not work. I never needed to or have.

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--Anonymous
replies 10Nov 29, 2017 3:31 PM +00:00

But what is going on just outside of picture frame?

--Hmmm?
replies 11Nov 29, 2017 3:33 PM +00:00

Rich older Husband!

--R10
replies 12Nov 29, 2017 3:35 PM +00:00

Wanted to be a baseball player or animator, now I'm a not-quite-starving artist.

--Anonymous
replies 13Nov 29, 2017 3:37 PM +00:00

I wanted to be an actor doing comedy.

I stack shelves in a warehouse.

--Anonymous
replies 14Nov 29, 2017 3:38 PM +00:00

Hope you're saving up for that rainy and old day.

--Anonymous
replies 15Nov 29, 2017 3:39 PM +00:00

I wanted to be supported by a sugar daddy. I'm now living frugally on the pension of a retired government lawyer. Careful what you wish for....

--Anonymous
replies 16Nov 29, 2017 3:39 PM +00:00

I looked like that 30 years ago - still got the same even Richer (much older) Husband!

--R10 R12
replies 17Nov 29, 2017 3:40 PM +00:00

R15 My parents had money anyway, even though I will inherit his event his it will all just go to my Nephews & Nieces after we die.

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--R10 R12 R17
replies 18Nov 29, 2017 3:50 PM +00:00

^^ , (comma)

--Anonymous
replies 19Nov 29, 2017 3:54 PM +00:00

R18, have you had a chance to repair that shaky step at the top of the stairs?

--Wouldn't want any tumbles, now...
replies 20Nov 29, 2017 4:00 PM +00:00

R20 In 30+ years I have kicked him down the stairs, put his head through a window and beat him and left him on the street (though I did go and find him at The Hospital). He has pretty much done the same but we have been much calmer for the past 15 years because we are too old.

I could write a horrible book. But we seem to like each other now....

--R10 R12 R17 R19
replies 21Nov 29, 2017 4:13 PM +00:00

A private dancer!

--Anonymous
replies 22Nov 29, 2017 4:16 PM +00:00

I wanted to go into advertising -- a result of loving the show Bewitched as a kid -- and I did, first at a big ad agency, and then in-house for a fashion company. I am now, like someone who posted upstream, a not quite starving artist.

--Anonymous
replies 23Nov 29, 2017 4:25 PM +00:00

"Were you a hot cop? —Like in porn? With the tight state trooper pants?"

I look nice in my uniform, but I think I also would have been a pretty hot English teacher in Dockers and Clark Desert Boots. I'm not porn star grade, but I've been told I have a nice butt.

--Sgt. S. at R7
replies 24Nov 29, 2017 4:28 PM +00:00

A porn actor

--Anonymous
replies 25Nov 29, 2017 4:29 PM +00:00

At 12 I wanted to be an Egyptologist. Became an artist/antiquarian/historian.

--Anonymous
replies 26Nov 29, 2017 5:19 PM +00:00

Do you note an influence of Egyptian art on your own work?

--Anonymous
replies 27Nov 30, 2017 2:09 AM +00:00

Judy Garland

--Erna
replies 28Nov 30, 2017 3:54 AM +00:00

I wanted to work in retail and hoped to work my way up to being a store manager. I actually work in retail and it's hell.

--Shop bottom
replies 29Dec 6, 2017 12:37 PM +00:00

I wanted to be an actor. I'm unemployed.

I didn't want that side of a job in the legitimate theater.

--Anonymous
replies 30Dec 6, 2017 12:41 PM +00:00

Artist and artist.

--Anonymous
replies 31Dec 6, 2017 12:47 PM +00:00

I wanted to be out of the family business. I wanted to have a major role in the non profit arts world. I wanted to find a stable long term someone to share the experience. I wanted a city house, a country house, and a resort house. I wanted several great friends and a slew of great acquaintances. I didn't want to be ambitious in a way that hurt or hindered others, and I didn't want to be the victim of same. I have pulled all of this together with the exception of the resort house, which is in the pipeline.

We have a party in a couple of weeks with a hundred plus people attending, and 6 favorite couples staying with use for the weekend. While I negotiated and worked on some of this plan over the years, a lot of it came by chance. Good chance. Hope for it.

Like many all of you, I battle against outside forces seemingly closing in on us like a bad horror movie. At least the world that I created for myself - with the help of many others - is a model that I feel proud of and gladly share with as many people as possible.

--mary, mary, and mary.
replies 32Dec 6, 2017 12:57 PM +00:00
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--Anonymous
replies 33Dec 6, 2017 1:01 PM +00:00

I feel like I'm watching an installment of the 7 Up movies.

--Anonymous
replies 34Dec 6, 2017 1:09 PM +00:00

An architect, a choreographer and a commercial artist.

End up being a graphic designer, an art director and a painting contractor.

--Anonymous
replies 35Dec 6, 2017 1:22 PM +00:00

As a young boy I liked to play in my dad's home office. I liked the paperwork - especially tracking expenses. In high school I worked on some applications requested by school administration and managed a project before graduating. I retired last year as a technology project manager. I had some management jobs during my working years, but project management was always my calling. I was a bit promiscuous as a young gayling, thankfully avoided any serious STDs, and still enjoy sex.

--Anonymous
replies 36Dec 6, 2017 1:31 PM +00:00

So R34, you grew up wanting to watch. Smart. If anything, there is a tremendous amount to watch today. You were prescient. Happy channel surfing.

--Anonymous
replies 37Dec 6, 2017 1:33 PM +00:00

I love the combination of organized administrative discipline and lasciviousness, R36. I bet you can make a tax return a little dirty.

--Anonymous
replies 38Dec 6, 2017 1:36 PM +00:00

I wanted to be a priest, afterwards, I wanted to be an actor. I work for the government.

--Anonymous
replies 39Dec 6, 2017 1:54 PM +00:00

I wanted to become a Franciscan brother, teaching History in high school. I work in health insurance. I try to post interesting historical facts here on DL, though.

--Anonymous
replies 40Dec 6, 2017 2:30 PM +00:00