When I was a kid, I wanted to be…

Do you remember when you were young how the world was as vast as your imagination. If we dreamt it, we figured there
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Do you remember when you were young how the world was as vast as your imagination. If we dreamt it, we figured there was a pretty good chance we could make it happen. But then adulthood kicks in and you realise it’s just not practical to grow up and be a princess!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did it change as you became an adult?

For some of us, our childhood dreams weren’t too far off our future reality. Many of us achieved career goals of becoming a police officer, a doctor or a farmer. It’s somewhat difficult, however, to become a superhero or an astronaut, but there’s no harm in dreaming!

Regardless of whether we grew up to be what we wanted to be, or have completely changed our minds, it’s the dream that counts. You never know where you might end up.

Have you grandkids started dreaming up crazy careers? Many times kids’ dreams are limited by what they know and understand. For instance, when kids dream up careers, they typically don’t know what the salary, duties or responsibilities involved are and yet, they don’t care! Instead, they focus on what sounds fun and interesting at the time.

Here are some typical answers:

  1. Doctor
  2. Teacher
  3. Firefighter
  4. Nurse
  5. Lawyer
  6. Astronaut
  7. Singer
  8. Veterinarian

What did you dream of becoming? Have you had multiple career paths?

Feature image source: National Archives of Australia

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