Steve wanted to be a rocket scientist when he was younger and it just didn’t work out. Christine wanted to be a pediatrician and that didn’t work out. I really did want to move to Hollywood and direct and produce movies, that also didn’t work out. We both are all very happy with what we are doing now though so we are lucky there. I will say this if I was thinking of doing something else for a living I would for sure read some of your answers. AWESOME!!!

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger VS what do you do now? Are you happy with your life decision?

  • I know I didn't want to be fat and tired, that's for sure ‍♀️
  • Marine Biologist living in Hawaii. Now a Speech Pathologist.
  • I wanted to be a choreographer. I’m in property management. I love my job so I’m happy.
  • My mom thought I’d be a meteorologist because I was always watching the weather channel. I wanted to be a paleontologist and would pretend dig up dinosaur bones in the driveway. I am now a laboratory manager.
  • I wanted to be a car wash man and now I engineer cars.
  • Astronaut now I do FBI background checks.
  • I always wanted to be a mortician but now I manage a private duty home care and a small Adult Foster Care home. Not the most pleased with my life choices but aboso-freaking-lutely love my job right now. Love you all!!
  • Wanted - Ambassador. What I am - HCA/Paraprofessional
  • When I was really little I wanted to be a vet to take care of all the animals, but them I learned about euthanasia and noped that idea. Then I wanted to be a photographer with hopes of working for either rolling stone or national geographic. Now? I'm a stay home mom and running a fledgling crochet business.
  • When I was little I wanted to be a ballerina and now I'm going to school for Human Resources
  • I wanted to be a marine biologist because I loved dolphins and whales when I was a kid! I'm a HR manager...happy isn't the words I'd use to describe it but I make good money and love the people who I work with
  • When I started college, I thought I wanted to be a restaurant owner. I am now an accountant and working toward a MSA/CPA...Considering my restaurant would be lucky to still be alive after covid...I'd say I made a good decision.
  • I wanted to be an auto mechanic and I was for 5+ years but now I am a water well driller and I wouldn’t change a thing. I love my job!
  • OB nurse…. I’m a stylist. Coincidentally though I have a special needs kiddo that requires “nursing” so I ended up still having that aspect of my life fulfilled.
  • Wanted to be a homicide detective and now I work in shipping and receiving even went to school and got a degree in law enforcement
  • Heart surgeon and now I do heart ultrasounds but for a fraction of what the cardiologists make
  • Interior Designer vs Administrative Assistant
  • Wanted to be a teacher and now I’m a social worker - it’s actually pretty similar
  • Wanted to be a teacher and am now a mortgage loan officer (have you refinanced into a low rate yet? )
  • Wanted to work on a technology team at a large hospital. Worked in healthcare for 10 years and turned down opportunities to apply for several tech jobs. Turned them all down. Currently I manage a custom lego business and couldn’t be happier.
  • Pediatrician vs sahm of 3 special needs kids...using my nursing training every single day.
  • Interior Designer vs VP, HR - ya I made the right move!
  • I wanted to be a nurse or teacher. I was a medical assistant for 10 years til covid, realized the risk isn't worth the pay and still work in healthcare and make more doing less. Same patient interactions that I love, but less risk to my health.
  • I wanted to be a teacher and yes and no i'm not but I am lol I kinda thought I would have married earlier in life and had a larger family but I love my little family that I have now (three of us)
  • Growing up I always wanted to be an Astronaut. More specifically a pilot of the Space Shuttle. But, I had too many medical conditions to be a pilot. Nobody trusts the guy with Turrets to get them home safely! Now I am a jack of all trades, master of none. I’m actually very happy being a “maintenance technician “ for a large company.
  • I wanted to be a meteorologist. Ended up in human resources.
  • A pediatrician... now no kids and 13 yrs in pharmacy
  • I wanted to be a teacher or a singer. Now I am a CSR at the bank, but I still do get to teach kids during junior achievement, and I still enjoy singing even if it’s just to my kids at night.
  • I always wanted to be a horse chiropractor and trainer. I am now a Barn Manager and horse trainer.
  • Teacher and now I'm a teacher but soon pursuing the library field!
  • I wanted to be a teacher and a stay at home mom. I got a early childhood degree and stayed home for 12 years to raise my kids. I'm now back in school to earn my Teaching degree. I also work for an amazing school!
  • A cop. Now I have a degree I don’t use. And I am a loan processor at a bank
  • I wanted to be a woodworker, social worker or teacher. I was a medical assistant (all growing up I didn’t want to work in the medical field) now a stay at home mom
  • Defense attorney vs medical assistant now. Way different careers
  • I went to college and received my teaching degree, had triplets and instantly became a stay at home mom, now I clean houses (my husband has been a teacher for 30 years).
  • A special education teacher. I am a manager at subway
  • Wanted to be a firefighter. Now I'm a mechanic/technician. I would say it worked out and there's always a chance to be a volunteer firefighter!
  • I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon now a parapro in a school.
  • Forensic dentist. Now I babysit my 3.5 year old autistic niece
  • I wanted to be a juvenile probation officer. Now I teach at an at risk school.
  • I wanted to be a stay at home mom-did that. Now that they are adults, I work in IT.
  • First female Air Force fighter pilot vs college professor. Very different careers; the latter is more rewarding.
  • Art teacher or architect... ended up being a stay at home mom and earning several self taught and free degrees in cooking, baking, nursing (medical not boob) ,chauffeur, maid, laundress....
  • I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was 10 years old and now I’m a teacher
  • Journalist vs. university staff. I'm ok with it. Journalists have it rough. They are not enemies of the people.
  • When I was younger I wanted to be a veterinarian but as I got older my heart got softer and I was afraid I would cry every time a hurt animal came in or I would have to put them down. I am a stagehand now working in live entertainment and loving it. I am actually working on a movie set now. The movie is called Block Party.
  • I wanted to be a teacher, but I work in customer service instead. Surprisingly, not all that different. Customers with attitudes and little kids with attitudes, very much the same.
  • What did I want to be? A trust-fund baby or trophy wife..I kid. Funny enough, in third grade, I really wanted to be the first white woman Harlem Globetrotter. I think we all know that didn't happen.
  • Wanted to work on a technology team at a large hospital. Worked in healthcare for 10 years and turned down opportunities to apply for several tech jobs. Turned them all down. Currently I manage a custom lego business and couldn’t be happier.
  • I wanted to be a dentist because they only worked 4 days a week. Now I am the office manager for a CPA firm and work 6 days a week
  • Wanted to be a firefighter growing up. I’m a journeyman tool and die maker now and a part time meteorologist from my couch. When the leaves are turned on a maple tree….it’s going to rain.

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