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Is what you do professionally now, what you wanted to do when you were growing up? Is what you are doing a just a job or your career? Or are you still deciding what you want to do when you grow up?

MarvelAnn 8 Mar 13

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In the process of a career change.

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When I was a child I wanted to be a doctor or a nurse. Later I didn't know what I wanted to do until I went back to school in my early forties and got a masters degree in social work. I am a clinical social worker in hospice and home health and love what I do. And no, I'm not an angel πŸ™‚

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When I was a teenager my father had a Catholic Priest friend. He often came over our house and "hung out" with my father. When I was in my senior year in high school the Priest started asking me if I wanted to be a Priest. He guaranteed that he had the "pull" to get me admited to a Seminary. I was very interested in sex and believed that Priests are celibate, so I always said "NO" Now that I am older and wiser I wonder if I might have passed up a good job. Just work on Sundays....and to hell with that celibate rule.

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Yes it is

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I'm currently an inventory coordinator and a cashier in a grocery store. I wanted, and still want, to be a book editor. Pretty lofty goals. I doubt I'll get there.

@MarvelAnn I don't have the motivation to anymore. Check my page. I've been dealing with depression. Severe depression. I just don't care anymore. I'm about to leave for work right now and I don't want to. Not because I don't want to work or don't like the job. I love the job and the people but wonder why I'm fighting to survive. What's the point? I have nothing to live for but my cat.

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At 64 I am still trying to figure out what I want to be. I've been a funeral director, mass fatality responder for FEMA , a Radio shack employee. Now I'm a employment specialist for the AARP Foundation. I am still looking, but the idea I had at first was to teach history and I am glad that didn't work out, I wouldn't want to be in a school now.

BillF Level 7 Mar 13, 2018
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When I was a freshman in highschool I had thought about being a career special forces, By my junior year FBI profiler was also on the table. After high school I joined the Navy watched too many friends have life problems. Returned to civilian life went to school got my teaching certificate 1, got into manufacturing the money was good had set school aside. Had a bad injury got into retail and maintenance past injury put a halt to that. Kids came along and had accumulated tons of knowledge life and observing. Ended up being a single dad devote all extra time to my twins. Helped out in the school. Now I am a poet, the pay is nonexistent and aspiring author.

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Yes I am pretty much living my dream... The different aspects of it.
Since early childhood I have been fascinated with planes, trains, streetcars, ropeways, etc...
Grew up to drive trains, tlearned to construct them (mechanical engineering in railways as college major) and now... I am studying in grad school to become an urban planner, sepcializing in transportation. Pretty much my dream!

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Electrician and never. Now this is my career I love what I do.

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Not at all what intended to do as a kid, but i dig it. Interviewing for a leadership position in a different department Friday. I definitely feel where i'm at now has more "career potential" than any other job i've worked.

36 and still not sure what i want to do when i grow up, though.

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I'm working on finishing up a BS in biological sciences and then it's straight into a post baccalaureate program for bio med for me. The hope is to do something with developmental biology and/or population genetics when I finish school. As of right now, I'm just working to pay bills--but in the next couple of years I'll hopefully be doing something that I'll really enjoy.

Mea Level 7 Mar 13, 2018
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Wanted to be a lawyer in high school. Sidetracked in the military for a bit as a nuclear engineer, then off to law school. Now a lawyer but my whole line of reasoning has changed. Then I wanted it to do trials ... now I use it to help others.

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I've always wanted to be in woodworking. My dad was a furniture maker, and started me helping him when I was very young. I went to work in a cabinet shop when I was sixteen, and I've never looked back. I've been a cabinet maker for 34 years now. I must say though, I'm getting a little burnt out lol. It's very difficult to find a challenge in my field anymore.

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I have had to make a lot of adjustments to my life. I wanted to be an Egyptologist as a child, then an anthropologist, then an actress. I ended up being a master groomer, as my career, which I then lost because of my disability. Now I'm a hospital dispatcher. I never wanted to work in the medical field, because my family has a trend: all the men are law enforcement and all the women are medical field lol

I still want to act.

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As a very young girl, I wanted to be just like Annie Oakley. As a young teenager-a ballet dancer or opera star, so I practiced both rigorously. With the oncoming of my teen years, I changed, and settled on country music singer and learned how to play the guitar. Being an ugly duckling in the family, my mom sent me to charm school for a day, and I later, after many part-time jobs enrolled in modeling school. Ahh, the art of being taught how to apply makeup. So I went from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. For what’s it’s worth, being a model and what they had to endure to stay on top, I was not willing to pay that price, so I left the industry and got a regular job. Marrying early was not on my list of careers, but do to my family situation it was mandatory. I always wanted to go to college but it was unheard of in my days. My marriage lasted five years plus two kids. Being a single mom I knew I had to financially take care of my family so I started a business, the first year we really struggled, by the second and third it took off like gangbusters. When I turned 60 I finally did what I always wanted to do, and that was to go to college. I was an art major for my undergraduate degree, then went on to receive a Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics and just finished up a Masters of Science in Human Services. However, to answer your question of ( Are you still deciding what you want to do when you grow up). No, I still do not know what I want to be or what I am going to do next, but it will be something I love to do whatever it is.

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Originally wanted to be an actress.Majored in theatre arts but changed major to Sociology/Social Work. Remained active in community theatre. Started a Masters Program in Special Education,worrked as teacher for a year, Music, Drama and Dance Director Summer Camp. Then found new opportunity as Marketing Asst for Solar Architectural Firm/Solar Age Magazine-became Marketing Director and worked with DOE there and when I relocated to Boston with the Northeast Solar Energy Center. Meanwhile Reagan nixed solar programs and I changed careers again to sales,merchandising and sales management with well known consumer goods companies in confectionary, tobacco and giftindustries. Forced to retire six years ago due to fighting Leukemia.

I'm fine-in remission 5 yrs now thanx

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I have to admit that I came across my exact job by accident, but it's turned out to be a great fit for me and I enjoy it.

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Not what I wanted to do growing up; however, I didn't know my career existed until I was 22 and my son needed speech therapy. I've thought about going back to school but haven't found anything that interests me, yet.

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I never figured out what I wanted to be. I did figure out what I am good at. I do that for a living.

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I wandered thru university starting in Architecture, then Civil Engineering. I was interning with a civil engineering firm when they got their 1st PCs. That just made sense to me. BS in Computer Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering. I've been working in telecommunications for the past 25 years. Moved to engineering manager about 5 years ago.

I like what I do, it requires a strong technical skill set, constant learning and real creativity, although it is stressful for those same reasons.

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I wanted to play music for a living. I did, I do, but I haven't done so well with that growing up part.

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I'm a librarian, and yeah, it pretty much WAS one of the things I wanted to do. It's not just a job. I actually love doing what I do. That being said, I'm also doing a mid-life career change-thank you, DJT-to work with a non-profit helping people connect with governmental services and other agencies. (I still can't believe I'm doing this. But the atmosphere at work had become poisonous. Love my job. Love most of the patrons. But don't wish to work any longer with colleagues who loathe and despise me-not all; not most; but enough to make a difference.)

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Absolutely not. I tried to get an education so I could go somewhere, which was a huge lie I believed. I got my paralegal training, a criminal justice degree (and a philosophy degree) and I'm below the poverty line while working 2 menial jobs. One is full time one is part time. I can barely afford to survive working myself to death. But hey, that's america...

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I'm still working on my career as an indie filmmaker/actor. My current bill paying job couldn't be more unrelated if it tried. However, I figure I'm working towards something that makes me happy so it's worth it.

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I love what I do. Have always wanted to work with animals. The only thing better would be if I was rehabbing wildlife.

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