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Posted: 1/6/2012 11:23:08 AM EST
When you were a kid? Did you do it?

I wanted to be military, since my dad was. I'll retire from the AF in a few years, and don't regret my choices.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:25:48 AM EST
Right where I am now. Currently at 21 years in the good ole USMC
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:28:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 12:00:22 PM EST by Powderfinger]
railroad engineer

ETA: didn't pass physical-color deficiency with red/green recognition
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:28:31 AM EST
USMC, heart condition prevented that damn MEPS Dr from signing off for me. Would have just hit my 20 years had I gotten in.
Instead, found work as a defense contractor and deployed anyway.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:28:57 AM EST
Fucked if I know. I remember being 10 or so and having a family member ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up... I thought to myself: "Lady, I'm a kid. You expect me to be making smart career decisions when I'm 10 years old?!"

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:29:40 AM EST
Fly jets. Vision wasn't good enough though.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:29:41 AM EST
ARFCOMMER.

Danny
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:29:54 AM EST
Pilot.

Learned to fly, started working in the industry, didn't feel like having 9 roommates and eating ramen, continued working in the industry and flying for my own enjoyment.

Then I grew up, changed careers, got married, got married pilots disease, intend to resume flying again soon.

It was fun.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:30:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Minuteman419:
ARFCOMMER.

Danny


You made it!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:30:35 AM EST
As old as I am I still don't know.

I seriously should start thinking about that growing up shit.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:30:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By LabMonkey:
Fly jets. Vision wasn't good enough though.

Same here, turned out Air Force didn't like 20/400 vision.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:30:51 AM EST
Hit man.


Playboy photographer.


Jet pilot.


I still don't know what I want to be.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:32:01 AM EST
I wanted to be a NASCAR Busch Series driver.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:32:24 AM EST
Park Ranger...

Nope, but still want to.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:32:59 AM EST
Air Force test pilot or Naval Aviator
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:33:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By dex357:
As old as I am I still don't know.

I seriously should start thinking about that growing up shit.


Me too, time for me to choose again.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:33:17 AM EST
Never wanted to grow up but time does indeed pass.

On the verge of being there I sustained a major injury on a motorcycle.
When I got better I joined the Navy. Had a whole pile of fun.
I got out.

I never really wanted to 'be' anything. I was content to just kinda see where life took me. Not lazy or anything I always got the job done on time and below budget so to speak.
Next thing you know grandkids come along and you are old. <shrug>
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:33:40 AM EST
Cop. Currently doing metal fab at 23yrs old.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:35:45 AM EST
Garbage Man.......

Didn't do it. Would have made a fortune in the waste management industry
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:37:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 11:38:37 AM EST by wspe1]
I wanted to be a Marine Force Recon Sniper. I ended up in the Army, bad choice on my part.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:38:48 AM EST
I wanted to be in the military blowing shit up. I ship for Army basic in a month, so after I fill my contract obligations, my life will pretty much be downhill from there, after all, what do you do when you achieve the "Coolest thing ever" that your 8yr old self imagined?

It's a question I ask myself whenever I lack motivation: "Would the 8yr old version of me think I'm a cool?" I answer yes more often than not and it gives me great satisfaction to know I'm the man I always wanted to be.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:39:48 AM EST
A worthless bum sucking off the public tit.

Didn't work out though, I grew up and became a working stiff like most of you. Living the dream!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:40:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:41:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By RileyS:
I wanted to be in the military blowing shit up. I ship for Army basic in a month, so after I fill my contract obligations, my life will pretty much be downhill from there, after all, what do you do when you achieve the "Coolest thing ever" that your 8yr old self imagined?

It's a question I ask myself whenever I lack motivation: "Would the 8yr old version of me think I'm a cool?" I answer yes more often than not and it gives me great satisfaction to know I'm the man I always wanted to be.


Not me, my 8 year old self would call me a pussy. I'm .mil, but I don't do the cool stuff. I'm just a drug dealer, but hey...I'm still here.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:42:24 AM EST
Who grew up? Been working on phone cables for 40 years and still haven't grown up. Doubt I ever will. Of course when I was young, I wanted to be a cowboy, fireman, cop, fighter pilot, secret agent, army dude....you know....all the usual stuff. Funny how things work out.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:42:40 AM EST
When I was in grade school I wanted to be a cop like my dad.

When I got into high school and took a closer look at our standard of living I decided to get a business degree.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:43:02 AM EST
I wanted to fly fighter jets. Since that couldn't happen, I wanted to be a lawyer.

I'm an Electrical contractor . It's funny what curves life throws us, and it's even more odd how we sometimes react.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:44:44 AM EST
A pilot, just like my dad. He talked me out of THAT idea, and now I'm a firefighter/medic. Still would like to learn to fly one day, just not as a career.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:44:55 AM EST
Military pilot

No due to deuteranopia(a type of color blindness)
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:48:59 AM EST
Fire watcher
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:51:28 AM EST
When I was young and idealistic: Naval Aviator

When I knew what money meant: Investment Banker

Now I wish I had kept my idealism.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:53:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 11:53:55 AM EST by tommyrich]
A jedi knight.

It really sucks I couldn't travel to a galaxy far, far away.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:54:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By LabMonkey:
Fly jets. Vision wasn't good enough though.

This is what I wanted as well.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 11:56:19 AM EST
Test rider for a motorcycle magazine.

I've been an insurance agent for over 30 years...
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:06:13 PM EST
Be in the military. (All that you be!)
I am. And it's no where near as awesome as I expected.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:06:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 12:06:55 PM EST by 2-gun]
Pirate . because they could do what they wanted . My Uncle was a sailor and taught me see shanties like Barnacle bill the sailor . Not the Pg version either . My Mom was pissed when she caught me singing it she asked where I heard it I said HBO ..
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:06:47 PM EST
Have sex.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:15:43 PM EST
I wanted to be a kid. For some reason it didn't work out.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:16:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Nameless_Hobo:
Be in the military. (All that you be!)
I am. And it's no where near as awesome as I expected.

Are you finally getting attention?
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:16:57 PM EST
I wanted to be Batman. I've obviously stopped telling people that now...............




























..........I can't have people knowing my secret identity.









Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:17:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By JoshAston:
I wanted to be a kid. For some reason it didn't work out.


I wanted to grow up too fast, I did and I do regret that.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:18:05 PM EST
Forest Ranger..
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:18:15 PM EST
Cop.

My Dad was a criminal and persuaded me against it.

I've been working out recently to try and join.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:19:48 PM EST
I wanted to be a railroader. I am and I love it. Now I want to be the best railroader. Ehhhh we'll see.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:19:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aiden:
Originally Posted By JoshAston:
I wanted to be a kid. For some reason it didn't work out.


I wanted to grow up too fast, I did and I do regret that.


I knew even at a very young age that being an adult wasn't everything all the other kids were making it out to be. I liked it when my biggest worries were who I was going to play with and whether or not I'd like what mom made for dinner.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:20:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cowboy1967:
Forest Ranger..


That was another aspiration of mine, I may still try when I retire...but I'm pretty broken at this point in life. Dunno what the PT standards are for them.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:22:32 PM EST
i LOVED rough housing as a kid.....hell i still do :P

i always wanted to be a boxer or wrestler.

we boxed a lot in high school just friends with friends i mean, we came up with this drinking game every time you took a clean shot to the chest you had to chug a beer....clean shot to the face was take a shot.

never ended well and pretty much wrapped up boxing after a few bad times that caused haha.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:22:54 PM EST
Military and LE...........did both, no regrets.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:25:59 PM EST
Post Contemporary State Sponsored Terrorist
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:27:08 PM EST
I wanted to race firetrucks, sadly it never happened.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:29:31 PM EST
Locomotive engineer.

I never even got close.
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