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Win three transforming days in the iconic Catskill Mountains. By day, you'll attend Women at Woodstock, an inspiring gathering of women over fifty with intimate workshops led by truly accomplished FOFs (including the first editor of Ms. Magazine and FOF's own chief pundit, Barbara Hannah Grufferman!) You'll enjoy an award-winning performance of Alice and Elizabeth's One Woman Show, a both hilarious and heartbreaking story of two FOFriends. Then, each evening, you'll retreat to your luxe suite at the beautiful Emerson Resort. Youll also receive one $250 voucher, good for not one, but two rejuvenating treatments at the Emersons Forbes Four-Star ranked spa.

This reinvention retreat includes*:

• 3-nights luxurious, private accommodations in an adult-only suite at the Emerson Resort.

• Specially catered breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 meals daily) prepared by the Emerson for the Women at Woodstock retreat.

• A $250 dollar spa voucher for your choice of holistic wellness and beauty treatments from the Emerson's award-winning spa. Choose from soothing massages, luxurious facials and more.

• Full admission to the Women at Woodstock retreat (a $595 value), including a ticket to the opening night performance of Alice and Elizabeth's One Woman Show, a welcome party, and intimate workshops and speaker presentations.

• 4 exclusive one-on-one counseling sessions from the career experts of your choice.

• All taxes and gratuities.

2012 Dates: October 7 - 10, 2012 (4:30 p.m. arrival/2 p.m. departure)

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What you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?


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Contest closes August 14, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.
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Laura says:
December 28, 2013 at 01:22 am

A kindergarten teacher
Daryl says:
June 18, 2013 at 09:13 am

From the time I was in eighth grade I wanted to become the ,"man that designs buildings." I became an architect.
fran says:
October 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I wanted to help people who had problems. I wanted to find the answer to how to stop suffering. I pursued a path that included healing,meditation,eastern philosophy and I found quite a few practices that were helpful.
lisa wardell says:
October 03, 2012 at 10:50 pm

An actress and a mom and wife
Barbara Warren says:
October 03, 2012 at 02:11 pm

When I was younger, I was enthusiastic, willing to DO whatever it took in order to be productive and happy. And now that I have lived that way for fifty years, learning from the good and bad... I am older, still enthusiastic and finally ready to BE productive and happy. As the passing years accelerate, so does my awareness of myself and what really matters in life exponentially accelerate. I want to BE in every sense of the word and am looking for the path to DO so.
JULIE MAZUR says:
October 03, 2012 at 09:36 am

i WANTED TO BE A FARMER AND IN FASHION!!
jule mullins says:
October 02, 2012 at 01:27 pm

i was a cook when i was younger but i wanted to be an army military person to fight for my country and i did not stop until i was part of the military of course i ended up in the air force now at 70 years old i realized i got a much better deal by being a maintenance person on b-52 bomber for many years.
Patricia Patton says:
October 02, 2012 at 01:16 pm

As a younger woman I wanted adventure in my life. I wanted to travel and experience the world. And so I went against how I was told I should live my life to follow my dream of a life of adventure. When I became a mother in my early 30's, I felt that I had my chance and that I needed to focus on my son's aspirations. As it turns out this was/is/has been one of my most fulfilling roles in my life. But now I want to share my experiences a black woman midlifer who is on the front edge of the trend in social media to help others extend their influence in social media. Because we are experiencing this period of change differently, it is important that I add my voice and life experience to this conversation
Tricia Douglas says:
October 02, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Teaching runs in the family, so I just always assumed I would be a teacher - and I did!
Katrina May says:
September 25, 2012 at 05:19 pm

I wanted to be an airline stewardess.
Todd Rumsey says:
September 20, 2012 at 03:03 pm

I WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST
Betty says:
September 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

A vetenarian
Todd Rumsey says:
September 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

i wanna be a dancer
Todd Rumsey says:
September 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm

i want to be a reporter
Linda says:
September 10, 2012 at 03:28 pm

I always wanted to be an actress. I loved the stage when I was younger. My family encouraged me as long as I didn't expect to major in it in college or try to support myself doing it. And as time went on, the thought of trying to get involved in local theatre or try to follow that path seemed just too difficult.
Todd Rumsey says:
September 08, 2012 at 09:43 pm

i wanna be a firefighter
Todd Rumsey says:
September 03, 2012 at 01:57 am

i wanna be a firefgighter
Miki Boehk says:
August 31, 2012 at 03:57 pm

An archeologist!
Karen Mumpower says:
August 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

a ballarina
Cindy West says:
August 29, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I wanted to be a concert pianist. My piano teacher ran out of patience with me because I would learn a new song every week, but it was not the lesson I was suppose to practice.

I played by ear...and never learned to read music. I still practice that methodology today. Probably why I am not a concert pianist.
Marian Bradley says:
August 29, 2012 at 08:35 pm

The thing i wanted to do when I grew up was to be an astronaut and probably equal to that was to write. Writing has become a hobby when I have the time and, well, the astronaut was not something I ever pursued.
Janice says:
August 27, 2012 at 04:52 pm

I think the question meant to say "when" not 'what"...So, when i was younger, i wanted to be an astronaut. With the passing of Neil Armstrong this week, I have been thinking more and more about why I never pursued this dream.
linda says:
August 24, 2012 at 09:55 pm

Having never traveled, I wanted to be an airline stewardess.
I wanted to travel to far away places and see all the places that I had seen in school books,magazines and on television. Looking back, I still wish I had pursued that dream, only now I wished I had wanted to be an airline pilot instead. Perhaps, it is too late to travel the world as an airline employee, however, I still have the desire to travel to all those places.
Todd Rumsey says:
August 23, 2012 at 04:27 pm

i wanted to swim the english channel
Arlana Young says:
August 23, 2012 at 02:59 pm

I had two dreams when I was young - to be an architect and to be a space explorer. I would lay in bed at night and design innovative, completely unique buildings, mostly homes, in my head. I never drew them and I never told anyone about this, but it was one of my most enjoyable activities as a young girl. The other was to fantasize about going far out in space and discover new worlds, cultures and beings. Obviously influenced by Star Trek and Lost in Space . . . . .
Mary Fazekas says:
August 23, 2012 at 02:15 pm

The first thing I wanted to be was an ornithologist; then I wanted be an oceanographer, marine biologist, and a jockey.
I was discouraged from trying for any of the sciences, because you have to be good at math, which I wasn't.
Fortunately, after I had a stroke at 45, I came to realize I wasn't so much right- brained rather more whole brained. For therapy, I took a couple of basic math classes, which I excelled in, while studying environmental horticulture.
Francie says:
August 22, 2012 at 09:38 pm

I teacher and fortunately I had the opportunity. It was never about the money we all know it was about the students! To this day I still miss them and always will.
Cindy Cotton says:
August 22, 2012 at 06:48 pm

Former trauma surgery nurse, wanted to be a veterinarian...
Wai says:
August 22, 2012 at 12:17 am

I so need a vacation. This would be so perfect.
Reba says:
August 18, 2012 at 03:23 pm

I wanted to be a veterinarian.
Phyllis says:
August 18, 2012 at 03:19 pm

I have always wanted to be a nurse.
Phyllis says:
August 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was in elementary school, but in high school decided I wanted to be a nurse.
Marsha Fuller says:
August 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

I was a medical assistant for 30 years, and now I am a Esthetician for three plastic Surgerons in Marietta, Ga. This was my dream and i went for it.
AnneLouise Feeny says:
August 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

A brain surgeon.
Deb O says:
August 15, 2012 at 07:43 pm

Wanted to be a rock star with all the fame and glory. Instead I worked very hard and climbed the corporate ladder to be a Controller (Accountant) without a degree.
Carole vachon says:
August 15, 2012 at 09:25 am

I wanted to be a stewardess, airflight attendant
JUDITH MANUEL says:
August 15, 2012 at 12:47 am

HAPPY
Lisa says:
August 14, 2012 at 08:05 pm

I wanted to be an actress in movies that would raise world consciousness, and encourage people to live with humanity, compassion and generosity of spirit. I worked as an actress, never found those movies, became a mother and am trying to achieve the same goal, one son at a time!
an actress says:
August 14, 2012 at 05:04 pm

wish I would have pursued my passion!
staci backauskas says:
August 14, 2012 at 03:53 pm

Strumming a guitar while writing lyrics to simple chords, I dreamed of being on stage and singing.
Wendy says:
August 14, 2012 at 03:44 pm

I always wanted to be a theatrical actress and majored in theatre in college. Once in the real world, I found I couldn't handle the rejection so moved on. I taught elocution and then went into business with my husband as an interior designer. I continue to use my acting skills if the situation calls for it!
Maria Clark says:
August 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a MOM! However, I felt pressured to go to college and have a career. I had a very successful career in the financial services industry and did not get married until I was almost 40. My husband and I traveled to China in 2006 and 2009 to adopt our two daughters Sophia and Avah. I am now a stay-at-home mom to my beautiful daughters and life is wonderful. I would love to win this prize because on Oct 7th (the day the retreat begins) I will be turning 50!
Phyllis says:
August 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

When I was young I wanted to be a vetrenarian. I did end up in healthcare as a nurse.
Elizabeth Hunter says:
August 13, 2012 at 06:03 pm

In childhood I wanted to grow up enough to play with my 2 older sisters even if I didn't like what they were playing.
In adolescence I wanted to grow up enough to enjoy listening to the adults' conversations.
When I was a young adult I wanted to grow up to be a powerful business woman assuming it would be accompanied by fame and fortune.
As a young mother I wanted to grow up to be proud mother of successful adult children.
In planning my imminent retirement, I realized fame and fortune come at a price I was not willing to pay. And that I love being with my sisters even though we are quite different; love listening to NPR 'talking heads'; that I have a fabulous relationship with all 3 children who have brought be unbounded joy and pride;
and that I will never be grown up, so like Auntie Mame said, Live! Live! Live! Tomorrow will take care of itself.
Diane says:
August 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

I wanted to be a teacher.
Jeanie Carter says:
August 12, 2012 at 09:01 pm

When I was younger, I was a graphic artist. The only thing I ever really wanted to be was a carpenter.
WL says:
August 12, 2012 at 05:04 pm

I dreamed of a being a veterinarian, but ended up a pharmacist with 3 cats and 1 dog. Two cats need daily medication and my dog is diabetic...so I'm kinda living my dream!
rhonda says:
August 12, 2012 at 02:16 pm

I wanted to be the best me.
Debra Berney says:
August 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I grew up. But as a teenager I was inspired by the mom of children that I babysat for to be a speech pathologist. I had a good career as on for over 20 years:)
Deborah Shirley says:
August 10, 2012 at 07:34 pm

I wanted to be a wonderful wife, mother, and writer.
Lorraine Schein says:
August 10, 2012 at 01:51 pm

A poet--which I am.
Freda Eisenberg says:
August 10, 2012 at 01:30 pm

A folk singer
Freda Eisenberg says:
August 10, 2012 at 01:25 pm

A folk singer
Janet Simon says:
August 09, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I wanted to be a go-go dancer, when I was 10 years old. I never did become one, thankfully.
Judy Basurco says:
August 09, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I wanted to be in the olympics games as a gymnastics
Caryn says:
August 09, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I have held jobs concentrating on Office Management with a stint in retail sales and real estate. I always wanted to be a rock and roll singer since I was 10 years old. :)
jan P says:
August 09, 2012 at 09:16 pm

I always wanted to be a school teacher, never anything else.
Beverly says:
August 09, 2012 at 07:33 pm

I wanted to be a Cowgirl heroine like Annie Oakley and Dayle Evans!
Joan Hall says:
August 09, 2012 at 07:33 pm

Alive! Teenage years were too fun!
lb says:
August 09, 2012 at 01:39 pm

A ballerina - it was never going to happen as I couldn't dance! But I found new dreams.
Kim Jenkins says:
August 09, 2012 at 11:58 am

When I was younger, even though I held a full-time job, I was a mother to my daughter. When I grew up, I wanted to be an advocate for horses, of which I'm still working towards!
Celeste Crago says:
August 09, 2012 at 07:40 am

I wanted to be a writer of influence on society. I wanted to be a landscape architect. I wanted to play blues harmonica. I majored in classical piano in college. I wanted to live an extraordinary life.
Karen BUkcsbarg says:
August 09, 2012 at 12:29 am

I wanted to be a teacher.
Judy says:
August 09, 2012 at 12:27 am

Like most little girls, I wanted to be a ballerina. I studied for seven years - but then puberty set in - big boobs -NO MORE ballet.
But my other choice was to be a teacher, and that I did. And no matter what anybody says, it is an art to be able to teach and convey information and thoughts.
My other choice was to be a MOM - and luckily I had that opportunity and now have two grown sons who are my gift to the world - because they are truly upstanding, honest and caring men! They are my legacy.
Donna says:
August 09, 2012 at 12:10 am

Ok....truth time. I really wanted to be a movie star. I was an adoring fan of Katharine Hepburn, Myrna Loy, Susan Hayward, Olivia de Havilland and Gene Tierney...among many others. For most of my growing up years, I lived and breathed movies and had every intention of joining these wonderful ladies in stardom :) I never got out of Missouri...lol.
susan prather says:
August 08, 2012 at 09:47 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher, a nurse, and a mommy. I spent a little time wanting to be a vetrinarian but decided that would be too emotionally difficult. I grew up and became a mommy to three boys, worked as a volunteer, aide, substitute teacher, and resource assistant in the school system, and I work today at a psychiatric crisis unit. Guess I did most all of what I set out to do.
Elaine Canell says:
August 08, 2012 at 08:38 pm

I wanted to be an airline sterwardess, I flew to Los Angels from San Diego on a grade school field trip and I LOVED IT!!!!!
Carol Berman says:
August 08, 2012 at 06:49 pm

I wanted to go around the world finding animals for zoos. I wanted to live in the most out of the way places, and have adventures in jungles, finding animals, strange exotic insects, and strange new plants. I read books by Gerald Durrell, the brother of Lawrence Durrell. He described his adventures with such joy. When I read his books, I could see myself doing this, enjoying this, and having a wonderful, adventurous, exciting life. I never told anyone about this, until I told my daughters. They both asked me why I didn't do this. They both said that would be a great way to grow up.
Yvette says:
August 08, 2012 at 06:30 pm

A commercial artist. But that did not work out.
RAY COLEMAN says:
August 08, 2012 at 05:27 pm

A BASEBALL PLAYER
Ilene says:
August 08, 2012 at 04:53 pm

Fashion designer, ballerina, artist, social worker, nurse
Elizabeth Conte-Vitullo says:
August 08, 2012 at 04:40 pm

Teacher and writer
Pamij says:
August 08, 2012 at 04:17 pm

I was a model in my younger years. Now I am a Graphic Designer.
Melonie Pittman says:
August 08, 2012 at 03:35 pm

A dancer.
Anna says:
August 08, 2012 at 02:12 pm

When I was young I belonged to THE FEATURE TEACHER'S CLUB OF AMERICA. I've been a teacher's assistant for 23 years and I love it.
Sandy says:
August 08, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Medical Laboratory Technologist
jeanie says:
August 08, 2012 at 11:43 am

a mom, a teacher of young children and a model and I wanted to be happy and bring happiness to those I loved and cared about!
nancy cromwell says:
August 08, 2012 at 10:54 am

a caterer, or interior decorator, or artist
Anize Mamodaly says:
August 08, 2012 at 10:47 am

I wanted to be a doctor so I could heal people.
Barbara says:
August 08, 2012 at 10:28 am

I always wanted to be a teacher.
holly says:
August 08, 2012 at 10:16 am

very excited about the possibility of winning.
Marilyn Mani says:
August 08, 2012 at 09:53 am

Started my career in Early Childhood Education, and later decided to change to a career in sales & marketing. My most recent position was Art Gallery Director of the Grand Bohemian Gallery owned by Richard C. Kessler, CEO & Chairman of the Kessler Collection hotels..
MaryAnn Pepe says:
August 08, 2012 at 09:50 am

Since I was always drawing caricatures of myself and my friends, I wanted to be a cartoonist like Walt Disney. And today, I still do cartoons but I don't have my own amusement park named after me! LOL
Lori Miller says:
August 08, 2012 at 09:34 am

I dreamed of being a fashion designer and would draw books of designs during class, at home, whenever...
Adele Trigg says:
August 08, 2012 at 08:24 am

A wife and mother
Nancy says:
August 08, 2012 at 08:14 am

a pilot
renmlet says:
August 08, 2012 at 02:50 am

A public speaker, motivational, before that..a writer, before that..a patient advocate, before that..work for the World Health Organization and travel to other countries, before that..a "Breck" girl, before that.........a princess
Cindi says:
August 08, 2012 at 01:14 am

I wanted to be an artist. I work in Records Management. But I married a man who is an artist as one of his many talents. And at least once a year he buys me pencils & drawing paper and encourages me to draw.
CINDY HOOPER says:
August 08, 2012 at 01:02 am

When I was younger I alway dream of being a nurse. Wow I am nothing close to that.
sue says:
August 08, 2012 at 12:34 am

psychologest.
Evelyn Mitchell says:
August 08, 2012 at 12:12 am

I really wanted to be a neonatal intensive care nurse, but I ended up not going to school for this. I always felt that I for some reason I was not capable of achieving this dream. Therefore, I ended up becoming a medical transcriptionist, supervisor, manager and still am looking for that dream.....
gracie reyna says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:37 pm

A very succesful lady!
sarah woods says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:28 pm

wonderful getaway for the three day spa contest.
Michi says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I wanted to be a math teacher.
Linda Frost says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:05 pm

When I grew up, i wanted to teach home economics. And I did besides being an extension home economist, a utility home economist for the natural gas co. in Utah and PR for a state applied technology center.
Elisabeth Houppert says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:50 pm

My dream was to become a prima ballerina and dance at the Paris Opera.
alice duran says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:49 pm

nurse
deborahf2 says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I wanted to be so many things...work in travel, write books, but always the goal was to make myself into a successful woman.
Nancy T. says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I wanted to be a nurse until I almost passed out when in the hospital lab they were drawing my blood. My next longing was to be an interior designer.
happycatt says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:34 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a home economics teacher. I always loved to cook and sew. I did not pursue thisdream. Although they do not have this profession any longer I still wish I followed my dream.
Angel Blair says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:30 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be the person that other people looked up to. I am adventurous and felt like I set a good example for others to look up to. I suffered tragedies as a teen/young adult that made this passion even stronger and wanted to live every day like its my last. As an adult, I have found the role model that I want to be as I continue to grow. This person, I have never met in person but has inspired me and taught me that you should never quit dreaming. I want now to have friendships where we truly value and help each other. I have met that person online. She is an inspiration to me and has proven to me that dreams still come true. It would be my greatest honor to actually meet this her in person as she has taught me to never quit dreaming.
t65115 says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:30 pm

wife
Sandra Holifield says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I wanted to be a missionary to Africa.
christine says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:16 pm

a doc
Fran says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I wanted to be a sultry, long-haired, deep voiced, slinky-gowned singer sitting on a piano (like Julie London). Needless to say, I'm a petite, high-voiced, short haired, tone-deaf woman. Oh well....
Carol Guth says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I wanted to be a doctor.
Carol Guth says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I wanted to be a doctor.
newtoy42 says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I really wanted to be a nurse but I never made it.
newtoy42 says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Need a vacation really soon would love it
Javajig says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Among other things, I wanted to be a rodeo rider.
Felicia says:
August 07, 2012 at 09:52 pm

When I was younger I really wanted to be a lawyer.
Gloria says:
August 07, 2012 at 09:46 pm

I wanted to be a wife and mother. I'm neither my career is my life and it seems like I never made time to full fill my lifetime dreams. But I have no regrets I have nieces and great nephews that have given me the same joy that my own children could have. To win this get away would be great, down time and pampering at the same time. How wonderful.
Patricia Michko says:
August 07, 2012 at 09:42 pm

I wanted to be archeologist
Cyndilou1 says:
August 07, 2012 at 09:29 pm

I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I'm not a vet, but I have 5 lovely pets.
Cyndilou1 says:
August 07, 2012 at 09:26 pm

I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I'm not a vet, but have 5 lovely pets.
Michelle N says:
August 07, 2012 at 09:22 pm

As a child - a storyteller ..........as a adult - a Voice OVer Artist - would love to narrate books or be a inspritational in some way maybe a speaker or publish a cookbook with those feel good ~ handed down~ soul comfort food recipes, caring the experinece from one generation to another! Speak from the Heart!
sally Carroccia says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:55 pm

always wanted to be a nurse, except for a few fleeting months in which I wanted to train gorillas in africa.
Roberta says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:43 pm

I always wanted to be a wife and mother. I am proud that I did, and have four wonderful children. After they were grown I went back to college to become a teacher. Now I have "many" more children!
Judy Perry says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:43 pm

Always wanted to be a nurse since I was 3 years old. Still a nurse after 32 years.
mylene says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:43 pm

Before I want to become a mass com, unfortunately I am now a Supply Chain Coordinator. But I would like to look younger again...
Judy Perry says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:39 pm

Always wanted to be a nurse since I was 3 years old. Still a nurse after 32 years.
Rose says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:39 pm

I wanted to be a teacher.
Rose says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:23 pm

I wanted to be Fashion designer but I became a Social worker instead! Now in the second phase of life, I am trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up again!
Olga G says:
August 07, 2012 at 08:09 pm

A lawyer..
STEPHANIE ESPARZA says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:55 pm

I WANTED TO BE A VETERINARIAN,SINCE I LOVE ALL ANIMALS. I WENT TO COLLEGE TO BE A VETERINARIAN,BUT ALAS I ENDED UP BECOMING A VETERINARIAN ASSISTANT.
Dusty says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:52 pm

A nurse.
susan hartman says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:52 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a writer.
Cindy West Boyd says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:25 pm

I wanted to be several things, all at different times:
I wanted to be an "earth" mother with 5 perfect children and be the perfect mom; I wanted to be a psychologist with the prison systems; I wanted to be a CPA; I wanted to be an interior designer . . . I ended up being a banker, something that never crossed my mind in my younger years!!
Janet Weinstein says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:19 pm

When I was really young, I wanted to be a senator. Then I thought of being a lawyer, but settled for being me :)
Helen Grant says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:17 pm

I was a Legal Secretary but I always wanted to be a "Famous Singer" and if I couldn't do that I wanted
to be a veterinarian............Although I didn't get to
be either one, I have succeeded by being blessed with
a beautiful family and a beautiful life :)
erica says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:15 pm

a princess
Clara says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:11 pm

I wanted to be a dress designer. I used to make clothes for my barbies.
Gail says:
August 07, 2012 at 06:54 pm

I wanted to be a veterinarian, and then I realized there was more to it than just playing with puppies!
Cherie Lee says:
August 07, 2012 at 06:47 pm

I'd had it all planned, I would start out as a police officer, then become a District Attorney Investigator. Instead I became a bookkeeper for a law firm, a wife for 38 years now and a Mother of two great kids, a son and daughter, now with a son and daughter-in-law and three lovely grand kids. Life is good!
betsy cortez says:
August 07, 2012 at 06:36 pm

When I was young, I had asthma so I wanted to be a doctor since they helped people.
jaxvix says:
August 07, 2012 at 06:33 pm

I had a number of ideas-fairy princess (I really wanted that magic wand), Miss America, President, lawyer, doctor, actress, writer
marianne says:
August 07, 2012 at 06:18 pm

Something that involved foreign travel.
sally schwartz says:
August 07, 2012 at 06:16 pm

an archaeologist
Pat says:
August 07, 2012 at 06:05 pm

Anything to do with art!
jeanne nelson says:
August 07, 2012 at 05:31 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a dancer. As I grew I realized I did not have the body or the dedication
annmenke says:
August 07, 2012 at 05:19 pm

This would be a total answer to prayer. Rest and relaxation!!!
linda rowe says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:58 pm

A teacher
Susan S. says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:53 pm

I always wanted to be a Rockette!!!
AMOGINESQ says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:46 pm

What I became, a lawyer only taller than I happened to be.
Jan says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:38 pm

I wanted to be a teacher, but changed my mind in college.
dmnyes says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:33 pm

I wanted to become a veterinarian and take care of young animals. I settled for a teacher, taking care of young humans.
Cheryl Williams says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:29 pm

To live long enough to be an adult
jeanette sheets says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:14 pm

nurse i had alot of famoly members with serious illness, i always tried to nuture and care for them and wanted to make a difference in ones lives, i always wanted wanted to easse pain and show love
Sheila A Caruso says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:12 pm

What a great getaway that would be since my only son at the age of 35 passed away on June 9, 2012. It would be great to get away with a girlfriend and jsut relax and enjoy all those spectaculer women speakers and the spa treatment and th4e luxeriuos accomadations, It would be a great way to help the year 2012 get over with, I alos lost my nephew who was my brother's son 5 weeks to the day of my son's death. I also had 2 car accidents this year. i can not wait for this year to be over.
melinda says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:09 pm

I wanted to be an actress and actually DID study at HB Studios in New York City, but I fell more and more into animal rescue work and animal rights and my career went right out the window and even though I know I helped a lot of animals, I still, to this day, sometimes regret not having pursued my dream!
Geri Greene says:
August 07, 2012 at 04:05 pm

When I was younger, I admired an aunt, who whenever she visited was impeccably dressed, including (in the 50's) seamed hosiery and very nice business outfits. My impression was that she must be very successful at what she did, which I learned was as a secretary to a group of men in an international business. In my pre-teen brain, working for a powerful man would give me what I interpreted she had. My mother was very disappointed that I did not care to pursue a college degree as my aunt didn't have one, and I didn't feel the need. How I now recognize my impressions formed my life and low and narrow I set my expectations, yet it has seemed to be something that shaped my life's choices in terms of employment choices.
Rhonda French says:
August 07, 2012 at 03:39 pm

I wanted to everything at one time or other. I did not set limits. My "want to be" changed a lot.
dogladydi says:
August 07, 2012 at 03:29 pm

Exactly what I am--wife, mother, gramdmother, professional.
Kari Porter says:
August 07, 2012 at 03:23 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a ballerina when I grew up. I did graduate high school early when I was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Professional Division School. Unfortunately, I wasn't naturally thin enough for their liking and ended up quitting dance so I could be healthy. I'm now a registered nurse.
Charleen Dowell says:
August 07, 2012 at 03:22 pm

Business Owner of a distributorship for pumps, boiler, underground conduit, etc. then a consultant for Professional Development and now a teacher....
I started the Peoria, Illinois Chapter of Women Business Owners and Dallas, Texas Charter also.
Derly Foerste says:
August 07, 2012 at 03:21 pm

I wanted to be a doctor, but after watching a medical movie that had a very bloody surgery, I gave up on the idea. Now I am a Hospital Chaplain.
Cindy says:
August 07, 2012 at 03:05 pm

We are looking for an all-inclusive - this would fit the bill perfectly.
Sherri Bauer says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:49 pm

A zoologist then a paleontologist
jill130 says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:48 pm

I really need to win this trip....i'm crossing my fingers!!
A Veterinarian says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:35 pm

I've always loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian from the time I was about 5 years old. I later learned that hurt or sick animals just broke my heart and got into the funeral industry instead. As cliche as it sounds, it's always felt like my "calling". I lost my mom when I was 15, shortly after that, I lost my baby sister, then, my only brother so, from my pain & loss, I'm able to help others who are newly grieving.
KAREN SIMMONS says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:27 pm

I WOULD LOVE TO OWN THE HEADBOARD ABOVE IN THIS PICTURE OF THE ROOM. COULD YALL SHARE THAT INFO WITH ME SO THAT I TOO MAY HAVE A COOL ZEN ROOM LIKE THIS ONE?
Susan says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:20 pm

A fashion designer or an author and while I am an author, I'm a stylist instead of a designer.
Janet Swann Shook says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:16 pm

I wanted to run my daddy's machine shop business and be a lawyer.
tracey brown says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:14 pm

I discovered Erma Bombeck's column when I was in junior high school. I loved it, even though I was a young teen. It propelled me to pursue a degree in journalism which was cut short by a trip to Italy and a young man named Paulo, much to the chagrin of my parents. I longed to be a columnist with a daily story and a tempered acerbic wit. I didn't quite make it, but with my blog, I get a chance to live vicariously as the Erma Bombeck of the beauty world!
Carol says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:09 pm

I wish I had become a teacher like I always wanted to - I'd be off enjoying this beautiful weather now if I had!
Cynthia says:
August 07, 2012 at 02:04 pm

I was in the Navy-Hospital Corpsman, I've been a Vet Tech and Esthician since. Wanted to be a Podiatrist then design great shoes that felt good. Now retired and at a loss as to direction-could use the uplifting inspiration of women to find my way
suzanne abramson says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:52 pm

Woodstock is a beautiful and perfect place for a wonderful spa experience
Wendy May says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:50 pm

I was an adult probation officer-however, my life work dream was to be an artist ala Joni Mitchell or a tennis pro. Now I am happily retired-but working as a college professor and a substance abuse counselor!!
Sally Ann says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:39 pm

I wanted to be a ballet dancer but basketball changed my mind. I guess I liked hanging out on the courts with the boys too much. So I gave up my dream of dancing in the NY City Ballet and became a jock.
Barbara Cummings says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:37 pm

I never thought about traditional careers like nursing or teaching. I leaned towards cowgirl, ballerina, and for a while, exotic dancer! I'm still working on that question. As Paula Poundstone says, "Did you ever notice how many adults ask kids what they want to be when they grow up? It's because they are looking for ideas!"
Pat Brandt says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:37 pm

I always dreamed of becoming a movie star and professional singer; in my younger days, like Doris Day. Later, as a young adult, I wanted to create my own style, long before anyone ever heard of Barbara Streisand. However, my accompanist was my mother, a piano teacher, who would never let me stray from the way the music was written! So...as a result, I lost interest, got married, and became a teacher. Regrets!!
I'm older now and my voice is gone, but I still love to dress up and look pretty. Everyone teases me because I wouldn't dream of going out without wearing makeup and lipstick!
pilar merizalde says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:36 pm

II wanted to be a woman whose beauty shone through in her smile and
laughter. I wanted to be a woman full of love, international experiences
and mystical in spirit and sisterhood. I wanted to grow up and be me…
jenifer says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:33 pm

just divorced ,taking care of 80yr old mother,really need some time.
sandy says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:25 pm

a teacher and then i changed my mind. wanted to be in business. changed colleges and met a wonderful teacher who changed the direction of my life..my first career was in advertising long before i greaduated from college....
Cynthia Dixon says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:24 pm

In elementary school, I wanted to be a teacher because I liked to grade papers. Sadly, I learned there was more to the job! Since I loved to sing, dance & act, I turned to dreaming of being an actress.
marie says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:24 pm

Julie Andrews!
Barb says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:22 pm

My mother's plan for me was the same as mine, college. After she passed away while I was in high school, I lived with my father. And quote, "girls don't go to college".
So I never went. I've worked clerical positions, now in a hospital setting. And raising alpacas!
Geekteach says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:22 pm

Loving animals has been a big part of who I am for as long as I can remember. I wanted to be a veterinarian, so that I could be an expert at relieving their suffering.
Cammy Basak says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:16 pm

As a young Catholic child and after spending 8 years in the company of some of these dedicated and wonderful women, I was quite enthralled with entering the convent and patiently awaited my calling. However, I never seemed to receive the "message” that I was told would eventually be forthcoming. So upon entering high school I rather abandoned that vocation and moved toward what I perceived to be my only alternatives - teacher, nurse, or secretary. Upon completing my college applications, I determined I was best suited for teaching. It turned out to be a good decision, as I enjoyed a passionate and rewarding career as an educator for 33 years prior to my retirement. Looking back I might have really enjoyed the camaraderie and freedom that nuns seem to enjoy today, but then I would have missed out on the joys of motherhood. So no regrets!
Lisa Dunmore says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:11 pm

When I was younger I fantasized about being a model and a "rock star"! I really liked the excitement of the idea of being in a band and playing guitar, rocking out.
catherine lawton says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:08 pm

when i was 12 years old I was given the task of watching my youngest sister after she was born, as both my parents worked. From that day on I always wanted to be a mom, I am now the Mom of 4 boys and love every bit of being a mother for them.
DebiR says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:07 pm

I wanted to write - I look back and realize it did happen; just not the way I'd planned. I honed my writing skills advocating for my son who has Autism. I keep them honed volunteering to assist other moms like me who need support to advocate for their special needs children.
Loretta McCormick says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:06 pm

A REPRESENTATIVE for God!
catherine lawton says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:03 pm

From the time I was 12 and my youngest sister was born and
catherine lawton says:
August 07, 2012 at 01:03 pm

From the time I was 12 and my youngest sister was born and
Brooklyn Mom says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I wanted to be an actress and a doctor, or perhaps an architect. I always knew I would be a Mom. :)
Mary Zablocki says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:57 pm

always dreamed of being a person who had enough money to help people out. Like the millionaire
Deborah Heath says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Always dreamed of being a journalist!
babbluis43 says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I wanted to be a nurse and I was til my body gave out.
Darlene says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher & now I am!
Anna Oliveras says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Since 7th grade, I knew that I wanted to be a high school teacher. After 33 years in education ,I have held several positions in different high schools around the world and enjoying it immensely!!
Jeannette says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:46 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a medical technician and help to find a cure for cancer.
Mary Beth says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I wanted to be loved by a wonderful man, and cherished forever.
Sharie Papush says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I wanted to be Happy doing whatever I ended up doing. If that makes sense.
Cheryl says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:44 pm

A teacher
Jillian says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I wanted to be famous. I never arrived. I been educated and lived my life.
Vickie Tucker says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I wanted to move to Europe, marry an artist and be poor. I thought that meant living in a Loft and being totally in love. Too young to understand what poor meant. Instead I moved to Texas but I did make the poor thing come true for several years and I do paint as a hobby.
Karen Reynolds says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I wanted to be a vet: animals were everything to me!
Christine says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:29 pm

A veternarian.
Becky says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Detective
Kathryn K says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:25 pm

An engaging and creative person with compassion for myself and others.
Kay k tate says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:23 pm

No idea...I thought only teacher , nurse , or secretary was open for women..
Louise OKeefe says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I wanted to be a nurse
Debbie W. says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I wanted to be an oceanographer!
sharon b mattera says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I wanted to be a therapist, and help people.
Irene says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:19 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a singer - the type who sings torch songs in a dark, chic lounge while wearing a fabulous gown and holding a martini. (OK, that last part is optional). It's a side of myself I've only ever brought out in the privacy of my own home - because it was so contrary to the person people think I am or see me as being that I never thought I could carry it off.
Robin says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I have always wanted to be a professional photographer and I became one. It has been a wonderful career !!
Alicia Smith says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:12 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a Nurse. After high school I worked for a while and went to college at age 23.
I was a nurse from age 25 - 36. When my mother passed I decide I wanted to travel so I started a career in the travel business. I am enyoying my life after 50! Now if I could just get the weight off that I gained from eating all the wonderful food I've tried during my travels I life would be perfect!
William Davis says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:11 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a trial attorney.
cheryl says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:06 pm

A research psychologist, specializing in relationships, so I could help others to live in joy, and to protect myself through my understanding, from entering into unhealthy relationships.
lisa bromley says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Wasn't sure!
Gayla reiter says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I Wanted to be an author and travel throughout the world.
Lisa says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I was a very creative little soul and very inventive when I was younger. I loved to write.
Barbara Katz-Chobert says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:59 am

Extremely successful with a beautiful farge, modern apartment
Sneha says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:56 am

Love this site!!! Love the spa
Rachel says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:53 am

I was a tomboy when I was young, I was constantly out in the fields, running with my dog, climbing trees, playing ball. I was convinced I could grow up to play PRO FOOTBALL . It wasn't till puberty hit that I realized I really was a girl. Makeup and curls in my hair had more appeal than all those silly boy things. Thank goodness for puberty!
cathiecoats says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:52 am

Haven't I won this yet?????
mia pacht says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:51 am

I always dreamed of making sure that Inever lost perspective and cherished my family and friends and tried to do good deeds.....I have always been an Advocate for women and children.....
Lennie says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:48 am

I wanted to be a writer (I am) and maybe a psychologist or social worker (I'm not), and I wanted to have a wonderful family. (I do.) I also wanted to be a double Olympian: swimming in the summer, skiing in the winter. Alas, neither of those happened.
Nikki Breslaw says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:48 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a nurse. In fact, my parents said I used to call myself "Nikki Nurtz" :)
Julia Donnelly says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:48 am

A teacher and / or a Nun
Marilyn White says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:45 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a wife, mother and a teacher. I have been all three!
etsiketsi@aol.com says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:45 am

An actress! They got to go around the world, travel to exotic places and had a lot of money!
Susan J. G. says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:45 am

Fiercely independent!!
Louise says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:43 am

Nurse, teacher, doctor
Louise says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:40 am

Nurse, teacher, doctor
Jo Cavins says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:39 am

I wanted to be a journalist.
Judy Brenner says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:38 am

a teacher
Michelle says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:31 am

I wanted to be the butcher (not really), the baker, the candlestick maker. I also wanted to be an astronaut, an elephant, a writer, a crossing guard, and an island.
deb muller says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:29 am

i always wanted to be a mom and have a wonderful husband and family and I got just that. I have been with my husband 40 years have 2 great kids and a wonderful granbaby life is good. Now I would like to focus on me,. staying healthy and livin a great life with my hubby. I would like to explore new hobbies.I recently took up golf and motor cycle riding:)
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August 07, 2012 at 11:27 am

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janet sonnen says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:25 am

In life I wanted to be a mother, and that is what I am and I have to say it's the best job anyone mother could ask for.
Jen Lynn Rutsky says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:24 am

A cardiovascular surgeon so I became an attorney and now wish I was an architect
Susanne ODonnell says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:23 am

I wanted to be an architech.
Maria Allyn says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:23 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a famous writer. I would spend my days getting lost in words. It would be a series of daily mini vacations.
Jill Parkhurst says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:23 am

When I was younger I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do, but it was going to be something meaningful - something that would make a difference in the world. As it ends up I have been in sales for over 30 years. I try to do things to help people. I think the most meaningful thing I have done is to raise 5 kids. I was married for several decades and am not divorced. In the competitive market of sales age does matter and I could use some reinvention and rejuvenation!
Cathy says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:23 am

Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to be some kind of entertainer - actress, dancer, singer, Ed Sullivan acrobat. I was performing from a very early age... in living rooms, mostly.
kcoliva says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:22 am

My first love was the piano. I wanted to learn to play, but my parents would not allow it. I always wanted some type of career in music (or dance).
Deb Tanner says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:22 am

Worked with children, a Mom.
Rinda Freeman says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:20 am

Married
betsy karp says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:19 am

I wanted to do exactly what I am doing right now. To support and help women feel good about themselves , inside and out, through what they think, what they eat and what they wear. I wanted to be a writer and I am writing every day, " Daily Insights " I am a blogger...
Debbie Terry says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:18 am

work for the Peace Corps
Rosemary says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:15 am

When I was younger I wanted to sing and perform! I always wanted to make my parents Happy! I did not sing for a career but being a mother later in life was the best dream I could of had! And my parents are so Happy with my 2 daughters!
Larry Segall says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:14 am

wanted to be an actor in movies
Debby Brock says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:09 am

It may sound cliche, but I wanted to be like my mother. She had it all together. Took care of the house the kids and made it all seem so effortless. But as times changed and I aged I realized that I'd missed my opportunity for a career (even though my family is still my priority) I often wonder what I could have accomplished if I'd had dreams of doing something more with myself at a younger age. Girls now seem to realize the importance of a career and are front runners in evey field. So now at 55 I am reinventing myself and starting a business of my own. I would not change the past or the time I devoted to my kids because the relationships we have are amazing. But now that they are grown the future is mine and I intend to make the most of it.
linda lukich says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:08 am

I only dreamed of being a good Mom, something that I think I have fufilled.
Jayni Garrett says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:08 am

I wanted to be a 2nd grade teacher, and a pharmacist
Joy says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:07 am

I wanted to be a teacher or a dancer. I'm still dancing.
Deborah Blake says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:07 am

Director of an educational facility -my how things have changed!
karen says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:06 am

ballerina
Shirley says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:05 am

My only recollection is that in high school I wanted to be a secretary (as they were called in those days, as my mother was). I even took shorthand and typing in high school. I even competed in UIL for shorthand. Fortunately my senior year I took bookkeeping and finished the course in two weeks. I went on to get a degree in accounting and an MBA in finance.
Cheryl B says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:04 am

I wanted to be an airline stewardess after my first flight at the age of 10! That never happened because God had grander plans for me! Love being a mom, wife and dietitian!
Tracy Montgomery says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:04 am

When I was young, I played 3 games: house ( been there, done that) office ( got my admin diploma) and school ( I lead sacred dance and community choir). Now I just need to figure out how to put it all together!
Dorothy says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:03 am

I wanted to be a singer...funny since I am pretty shy!
Amy Gill says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:03 am

I am an avid reader and always dreamed of writing. My husband and I have raised 5 bio-kids to adulthood, became licensed foster parents, and have adopted 4 boys from the foster-care system( ten-year-old twins, and two teens), with the goal of adopting more in the future. Would love to write a book and inspire others to create/enhance their family via adoption from the foster-care system.
sludge says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:02 am

A professional dancer, ice skater and of course Miss America!!
Rose says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:02 am

wanted to be a wife and stay-at-home mom, like my mother! I also wanted to write children's books :) Have accomplished the first two...still time to do the other :)
jamie says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:01 am

i wanted to be a bass player. my mother said "girls don't play bass", and she bought me a piano!
Deb says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:00 am

I wanted to be a teacher, but most of all I wanted to be a mom.
Gerri says:
August 07, 2012 at 11:00 am

An astronaut! Absolutely crazy, since I was sufficiently near-sighted that I wore Coke-bottle glasses. My love of travel has stayed with me all my life, although so far I've stayed earth bound. And never did find a passion for things quantitative . . . in keeping with the spirit of Woodstock!
Cheryl A. says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wanted to be a nurse, and i have been one for 33 years and i am very happy .
AJ says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wanted to be a teacher, like my mother. I could only imagine the great positive impact that could be made on so many young lives.
Judy I Scott says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:57 am

I wanted to be dress desgner.Didn't have the confidence then to pursue it!
Georgia Weis says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:57 am

I wanted to be an astronaut and be the first woman to walk on the moon.
Peggy says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:56 am

An artist
jenny hebert says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:56 am

i wanted to be a florist
B says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:56 am

I always wanted to have it all. I am not there yet but have high hopes.
Jayne says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:56 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a wife, mother and writer. I studied hard and received my degree in Communications. I later married, had two daughters, divorced, married again and still enjoy writing. I don't get paid for writing, but it is ok. Most of my dreams have come true!
Lydia Proenza says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:56 am

I wanted to be an actress but my mother wouldn't allow it.
Donna Wolff says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:55 am

I wanted to be an oceanographer or a baker. I used to dream that I was locked alone at night in a bakery at night and I could have sweets. Pies and cakes. ; )
Kids and dreams.
Tricia Andrews says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:55 am

I wanted to be a florist. I figured people were always celebrating or remembering others with flowers and I wanted to be a part of their special occassions.
Amy says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:54 am

I wanted to be an artist. I won a community art contest (create a Litterbug Poster) for my age group at 6 years old!
Now, at 60, I am painting again after several different careers, and recently won an award of distinction at the Virginia Watercolor Society juried show!
Ppamela Rice says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:54 am

I always wanted to be a nurse.
When I was 5, I had to have a hernia repair. This was in the 1950's, and the nurses carried me around on their hips while they cared for some of the other patients. Imagine that! After that, I had no other ambition than to be a nurse.
When I finished high school, I immediately entered into the RN program, got my degree and today, after 36 years, I wouldn't want to be anything else.
Suzanne Reschke says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:54 am

I wanted to be a Police woman.
Barbara says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:54 am

A writer ... and I am!!
Marygrace Bianco says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:54 am

I wanted to be an artist and a mother. Like Natalie Wood in "The Last Married Couple" She was married to an architect and lived in a beautiful home while creating her sculptures!
Suzanne Reschke says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:53 am

I anted to be a Police woman so I could help people.
Roxanne says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:52 am

Wanted to pilot planes that carried freight around the world.
Cindy says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:52 am

I could really use a few days at a reinvention retreat!
Karen says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:52 am

I wanted to be the assistant to Sarah Caldwell, the head of the Boston Opera Company! I am a singer (avocationally) and always admired her as a woman who was able to represent women AND arts in such a decisive and talented way - she died too young.

I would LOVE this spa - and need it so badly, having started to run my own business (and always wondering where the next client will be coming from!). Thank you!!
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Natalie says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:52 am

When I was younger I wanted to write or be a newspaper reporter. Instead I become a public typist with a large following from college students. Instead of writing my own documents I corrected many reports and composed letters for the public.
Grace Jolley says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:51 am

I wanted to be a teacher.
latanya lewis says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:50 am

lawyer
Sharon says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:49 am

I so wanted to be a doctor! I'm a marriage and family therapist ...
Beth says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:49 am

I wanted to be a nurse since I was 13 years old.
Becky says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:49 am

I wanted to be a wife and mom...

Never considered the possibility I could have my dream and then lose it. At 56 I'm still working on peace & acceptance...on REINVENTION.

What a great opportunity you're giving to someone!
Abbe says:
August 07, 2012 at 10:46 am

I was an actress. When I grew up I wanted to win a Tony Award.
cynthia g says:
August 07, 2012 at 07:49 am

I have been a letter carrier for over 34 years..I always wanted to be a realtor,selling million $$ homes.
Joni Posney Snatchko says:
August 07, 2012 at 12:27 am

just knew I liked science but was never sure exactly what I wanted to be.
rose holloway says:
August 06, 2012 at 11:09 pm

a veterinarian :D
Mitchelle says:
August 06, 2012 at 08:31 pm

I wanted to be a writer--and I am. Now my 16 year old daughter wants to be a writer because of me!
Pamela Damian says:
August 06, 2012 at 08:19 pm

When I was young, I wanted to be anything and everything I wasn't when I was young...I wanted to be successful and relationship-wise, I wanted to be loving and loved. I was certain that the future held out promise...and I was right; but I found self-confidence and self-love before I was able to be successful in my career and in relationships! Whatever people tell you, you can live and learn and grow!
Carol Takas says:
August 06, 2012 at 08:02 pm

I wanted to be a dolphin trainer.
Kathy Harris says:
August 06, 2012 at 06:11 pm

First I wanted to be a teacher but changed my mind.
Janice Reilly says:
August 06, 2012 at 03:55 pm

I wanted to be an interior designer!
Donna says:
August 06, 2012 at 01:33 pm

A secretary in my father's company.
suzanne says:
August 06, 2012 at 12:52 pm

MARRIED!! Seems so funny now...but fortunately, I am married...and happily! And through all the married years, managed to start business ventures & raise kids, too. xo
Susan Palumbo says:
August 06, 2012 at 11:07 am

When I was younger I dreamed of being a missionary who traveled to far off places. I loved to help people feel how much that God loved them and how special and unique each one of us is.
Heather says:
August 06, 2012 at 10:44 am

I went to college for Nursing, but I always wanted to be a Artist. After starting a family I went back to school and got a Fine Arts Degree and worked as a Studio Artist for a decade. Life intervened and I put art on a shelf and received a Masters in Nursing. I dream now of using my creativity and my skills in nursing to work with an international company in order to reduce health care disparity around the world.
Karen says:
August 06, 2012 at 10:16 am

I always wanted to be the first woman chief justice of the supreme court. I had that dream for many years until my dad who was a lawyer convinced me not to go into law. I took a different route and became an Accountant.

Is it my fault there still hasn't been a female Chief Justice?
Ei-Leen Ong says:
August 06, 2012 at 01:49 am

An environmentalist who could fix global warming!
dawnat88 says:
August 06, 2012 at 12:45 am

i wanted to be Mrs. Davy Jones! Later, it was a model (Susan Dey was my idol), then a flight attendant. But deep down I wanted to be a teacher, or a nurse.
Shepherd Campbell says:
August 05, 2012 at 09:45 pm

When I was a girl, I hoped to grow up and be a teacher or a chef. Today, I am a teacher for children with special needs, and my number one hobby is preparing new recipes and meals for my family.
Linda says:
August 05, 2012 at 05:15 pm

Although I was my high school's valedictorian, I decided to not go straight to college. 1) I didn't know what I wanted to do as a grown up. All the aptitude tests indicated I could do "anything you want to, Linda, and we know you will excel; you are very lucky!" Beyond that, no adult was helpful in "guidance." 2) Since I didn't want to waste resources (time, money...), and also felt I felt I needed a break, I figured I'd take a year off and during that time explore options.

I took a few more art classes and continued my part-time library job, then accepted a legal secretary position. A different decision was posed to me about a year after graduation: marriage. I said "yes," as I had not received any occupational revelations, figuring I could always do college part-time in the future.

After 3 years at the law firm, I moved to an entry-level position at a financial institution. During my 14-year tenure there, I worked my way up to manager of a department. While working there full time, I earned a BA degree in Social Science-Business and Psychology :-) Soon after, the company engaged in merger discussions, resulting in our offices being relocated. So, it was time for another major life-decision.

During my BA experience, I'd become very interested in the "helping professions" and explored pursuing a degree in psychology. However, that left the "physical body" out of the healing equation, which didn't fit completely for me. Eventually, I moved 350 miles to a new town and state to attend medical school specializing in natural healthcare. After 5 long, HARD years, I proudly walked across the stage to accept my diploma for Naturopathic Doctor. After Boards, I moved from the west coast to the east coast, having accepted a residency position with a clinician that practiced "mind-body medicine" in the manner I hoped to practice.

Upon completion of that process, I returned to my hometown on the west coast to open a private practice. After much planning and hard work, Grand Opening Day arrived autumn 2000. :-)

Spring of '03 I journeyed to my parents' home (they had moved 1000 miles south in 1999) to help them both thru surgeries, thinking I would return in about 3 months. My dad had complications, so I was needed longer, and seeing Mom's Alzheimer's progress was advancing quickly, I knew that Dad would need assistance with her, so I decided to close my practice and relocate.

I took a position in their town's medical clinic working with patients requiring assistance with weight management. After 2.5 years, my parents' health was steady, so I was able to transfer to a larger branch an hour away, and became part of the branch management team. Here, I was able to combine my experience in business, management, and healthcare to support branch operations. Unfortunately, the 2008 economic bust hit the clinic HARD. Spring of 2009 they downsized 20% in each dept. Since I had been the last person added to the team, I was the one from our dept to go.....

As it turned out, my father's health took a downturn shortly after, so while not working, I was able to help and care for him until he passed away June 2009. Meanwhile, my autoimmune condition was worsening. Constant pain, with no recourse for relief, led me to disabling depression by the end of 2010. But, I am still here! :-) However, I am unable to work at this time due to health issues...

Even if I was able to work, I no longer can "relate" to having been a primary care doctor. And can not envision doing that again. :-(

That summarizes what I was when younger. If I can get to the point of being able to work again, I guess I am back to contemplating what it is I want to be/do when I grow up... Or at least what I can do/be as the grownup I currently am, illnesses and all...
Marjoleine Barale says:
August 05, 2012 at 03:25 pm

When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to inspire children and to show them that happiness was always in their grasp.
Patricia says:
August 05, 2012 at 03:03 pm

I assumed the world was open to me and I would be able to have multiple kinds of endeavors to engage in, amongst them was the goal to be a renowned singing star, a mother and wife and a humanitarian. At some later point in my life, I thought I would probably end up running an orphanage -- isn't that crazy -- but those were my musings, not particularly in that order.
p.kopec says:
August 04, 2012 at 09:28 pm

i wanted to be a teacher
Kat Chidester says:
August 04, 2012 at 03:09 pm

When I was young, even though I was had some lofty dreams, the one that stood out, amongst all others, was to be a mother. No matter what the game that was being played it almost always involved a mother hen type and I was always the one to nab that role. In my mid 30's my dream was finally realized by the birth of my only child, my gorgeous, perfect boy, Brett. Sadly I lost him 6 years ago but my life will be forever changed by the chance to realize my lifelong dream, however short, of being his mother.
karen whittaker says:
August 04, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher and fulfilled that desire with a 26 year career in education.
Next lifetime I will just wish to be wealthy when "I grow up",so I won't have to fantasize about winning contests!!!!
rhonda says:
August 04, 2012 at 08:14 am

I wanted mighty mouse to save the world, I was 5.
Carolyn Kinney says:
August 03, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I really need this retreat as this past year both my mother and father were diaginosed with lung and breast cancer. It has been a really exhausting year for all of us.
Phyllis says:
August 03, 2012 at 08:49 pm

When I was young, I wanted to be a vetrenarian. My friends and I even set up an animal hospital in our garage.
I like to think that we helped a few helpless animals, but I grew up to become a nurse.
lynne says:
August 03, 2012 at 08:47 pm

an english teacher
Maria Higgins says:
August 03, 2012 at 02:36 pm

I always wanted to be a nurse but things didn't work out that way. I had my first daughter at a young age and had to work to support her so college was not an option.
Debbie says:
August 03, 2012 at 02:23 pm

A Mom
Lilo says:
August 03, 2012 at 02:04 pm

Planned to be an interpreter at the U.N. Kinda hard to do when I married a northern Michigan guy and moved there! So then I wasn't sure what to do, but I knew I DIDN'T want to be a nurse or a teacher. Wound up teaching elementary school for over 30 years! So I learned not to bother making plans for the future, just go with the flow :)
Carol says:
August 03, 2012 at 01:46 pm

I wanted to be an elementary school teacher - that didn't happen.
A secretary says:
August 03, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Surprisingly my Mother always said, "learn to type and you will always have a job". Well she was right of course. Although I haven't been a secretary for years, I did manage to work my way up as a public servant to a management position. My Mother's comments were a sign of her times.
Terry Henneberry says:
August 02, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I wanted to be a comedian/actress. I thought it would be great fun to make jokes, act in comedies - make people laugh. I pictured myself as another Lucille Ball. Laughing makes everyone feel so good - what joy that job would bring. Instead, I chose to be a teacher. i still got to perform for my students and I loved to making them laugh!
Nancy says:
August 02, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I wanted to be an airline stewardess. Thought it was glamorous to fly around the world and travel to far off places. Then I realized that I needed to be more grounded and decided an architect was where I would be headed. Altho not an architect, I stayed with the field and ended up in facility mgmt and design. Pretty happy with my choices.
Diane Eckstine says:
August 02, 2012 at 09:08 pm

sounds relaxing
Mary Jo Duszak says:
August 02, 2012 at 09:07 pm

I wanted to be a jazz vocalist on the cabaret circuit when I was 18 yrs old! I had won a vocal scholarship to Julliard, but due a throat condition that surgery only gave a 50/50 chance of success, I opted to study fashion journalism and history at the FIT & the University of Delaware en route to a writing and publishing career in NYC instead - the rest, as they say is history!

I have had a great professional and personal life, but there's still that young musician yearning to take the "small stage", and follow in the steps of my two favorite Barbras - Cook & Streisand.
Carol Berman says:
August 02, 2012 at 05:37 pm

I wanted to be someone creative, someone powerful, someone who creates objects with her hands. Someone: who weaves, who paints, who does batik, someone who is open to being creative, happy, and shares her work with others. I wanted to be: happy, healthy, creative, open to new experiences, and creating new, fulfilling work.
judi says:
August 02, 2012 at 02:47 pm

I wanted to be an accountant, until I decided that after 2 years of college I had enough of school
Hope Ryckman says:
August 02, 2012 at 12:22 pm

a psychologist, i wanted to help people solve their problems and become successful in all aspects of their lives! ;)
Carmel says:
August 02, 2012 at 09:21 am

a veterinarian
todd rumsey says:
August 02, 2012 at 01:03 am

i wanted to dance and my body got in the way
Kathy Lambert says:
August 01, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I wanted to be happy and to not be around alcoholics! But unfortunately, I married one and had a child with him who will soon be 25 who is disabled. I never wanted children, and ended up with two adult children with disabilities. I have a Associates Degree in Marketing. Life is too short to be married to an abusive alcoholic so I am taking steps to exit this hell!
Susan S says:
August 01, 2012 at 10:34 pm

A dancer on broadway and an attorney when I turned 30....didn't work out! Lol
ALLA SERGUEEVA says:
August 01, 2012 at 10:30 pm

CHANGE THE WORLD
deb boulanger says:
August 01, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I wasn't sure...first I wanted to be a stewardess (I thought travel was glamorous), then a teacher (which I did become and taught for 4 years). But I realized that I totally underestimated my power until I was about 29 years old. I then began reinventing myself -- learning about new technology, starting a career in sales, morphing that into a nascent marketing group and eventually leading product development and management for a large company. I've just now left that firm (where I spent 20 out of the last 26 years) to start a women's wellness network. I'm excited to apply all I've learned in my years in corporate America to starting a business that helps other women achieve greater balance in their lives and boost their happiness quotient!
Marie says:
August 01, 2012 at 09:49 pm

I wanted to be a travel tour guide
Nanette Aubut says:
August 01, 2012 at 09:39 pm

I wanted to be an ice skater or a dancer. I grew up in Minnesota and would go ice skating practically every night. They would ice over the school field every winter. I thought it was so cool how ice skaters would twirl and twirl and look so beautiful. I also took dancing classes and the neighbor girls would take me around the neighborhood with a cup and have me dance for money, well, until my brother found out. :)
President of the United States says:
August 01, 2012 at 09:10 pm

I was very upset when I discovered you had to be born in the U.S. in order to be president.
jenifer says:
August 01, 2012 at 08:39 pm

I started painting when I was four [art school],I always wanted to paint.I'm an artist and still an unknown and not afraid to keep on painting.I believe my time will come.
Connie McGinnis says:
August 01, 2012 at 07:45 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer, but thought I was too shy.
Patricia says:
August 01, 2012 at 07:09 pm

I wanted to be a nurse, an artist and a fashion designer.
sandy says:
August 01, 2012 at 06:32 pm

if i win this , it couldn't come at a better time in my life.
Debbie Terry says:
August 01, 2012 at 06:17 pm

I didn't know what I wanted to be. I knew what I didn't want to be - a nurse - a teacher - a stewardess ( hah)
Theresa DeGennaro says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:50 pm

My wish was to be a nurse and take care of people - my wish came true.
Katrina Samuels says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:42 pm

This looks to be a lovely experience!
Vicky Farry says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:30 pm

I wanted to be a detective ...instead I am a caregiver ..LOL
Annette Lanning says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:21 pm

I absolutely had no ambition. In seventh grade our teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up and I said "telephone operator" My teacher asked "are you sure?" At that age I was puzzled that he even questioned it. I was never aware that a person could dream big! Now at age 50 I know there were different paths I could have taken and I would love to go back in time. Even so I am happy with my life and am grateful for my heart! It is good!
Paula Malone says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:20 pm

I wanted to be a veternarian
Ellen says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:16 pm

A famous author. Still working on it.
Rose Klein says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:05 pm

When I was young, I wanted to be a modern dancer on stage.
Javajig says:
August 01, 2012 at 03:53 pm

I wanted to be several different things when I was young. When I was about 8 I wanted to be a nun. Ahhhh, that didn't happen :-)
carrie obrien says:
August 01, 2012 at 03:26 pm

Always wanted to be a writer, still do/am...
Sheila Chaffins says:
August 01, 2012 at 02:39 pm

I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up!
Kim Irby says:
August 01, 2012 at 02:38 pm

I loved science and travel to faraway lands, so I wanted so much to be an archeologist. They definitely need a trip to the spa to be pampered. LOL
SHARON says:
August 01, 2012 at 02:00 pm

WANTED TO BE AN ASTRONAUT OR A DOCTOR WHEN I GREW UP
linda lukich says:
August 01, 2012 at 01:51 pm

What a treat this would be for my sister and I. Hope I win
abailey says:
August 01, 2012 at 01:09 pm

I was the elder cousin that took care of the younger ones. They always wanted to hang out with me. I knew I would be a teacher and still LOVE teaching. Now it is my granddaughter that wants to spend time with Grandma.
Andrea M. says:
August 01, 2012 at 01:08 pm

A veterinarian or a train engineer. I was a child with diverse interests.
bdrew10@yahoo.com says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I wanted to be a movie star. I used to pretend that I was famous and that everyone loved me.
Evelyn M says:
August 01, 2012 at 11:28 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a second grade teacher. And then I was in the second grade and the teacher hurt my feelings, I no longer wanted to be a teacher, just get out of her class. If only she could see me now!
Brenda says:
August 01, 2012 at 11:20 am

Well if we go back a long way, I wanted to be a horse. After a little time I realized I needed a new goal and decided that I wanted to be a zoo keeper.
Sandra says:
August 01, 2012 at 10:35 am

I always wanted to be Mother, the MRS to some gorgeous and wonderful man who loved me unconditionally and treated me exceptionally well with his love. I wanted a big family and the lovely home with beautiful landscaping. I wanted love from hubby and family and tons of fun, friends, and finances with a family owned business. I wanted a harmonious and good life!!
Dierdre says:
August 01, 2012 at 10:22 am

When I was younger, I did not know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Although I am Faboverfifty, I still don't know! :-)
Allison fleury says:
August 01, 2012 at 09:36 am

An architect
Mandy says:
August 01, 2012 at 08:08 am

When I was younger I thought about being a teacher , a social worker and an importer of jewelry and accessories.
Cheryl says:
August 01, 2012 at 07:52 am

As a youngster I wanted to be a pharmacist and create the cure for the common cold!
Cate says:
August 01, 2012 at 07:52 am

I wanted to be a rock star. I used to "pretend" to sing while I was cleaning the house with the vacuum cleaner hose as my mike! I got my wish when I played briefly in a rock band with my son at age 45!!
Mastaneh Oskovei says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:52 am

I always dreamed of being a famous designer great leader have my own assistants and like Prada movie, and AT THE END OF MY CARRIOER OPEN A LIBERARY FOR TEXTILE STUDESNTS FROM MY SSAMPLE WORKS i HAVE DONE AND TEACH TEXTILE DESIGN.

I DID THE FRIST PART I BECAME SUCSEESFULL BUT I WAS LAYED OF AND CANNOT FIN ANY THING IN MY OWN CARRIOR. i AM 57 AND SO GOOD AT WH I DO SHAME I JUST CA NOT FIND ANY THING.

Mastaneh Oskovei
TuKute says:
August 01, 2012 at 05:14 am

I always wanted to be an entertainer. At the age of 50 I finally did it.
Danielle Donohue says:
August 01, 2012 at 02:19 am

a dentist!
Kira says:
August 01, 2012 at 02:14 am

Very interesting question:
As I look back I realized that I PRETENDED in front of both my parents and myself that I wanted to be a journalist, it was also expected of me...So I went to University and got an MA in Journalism.
But in reality I wanted to be an actor like both of my grandparents - but didn't believe that I have the talent and the looks....
catherine davis says:
August 01, 2012 at 02:09 am

Would love to win this so I could take my 90 year old mom to a spa. It would be the first time for both of us to enjoy something like this. She would be thrilled; so would I.
fran camhy says:
August 01, 2012 at 01:26 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a psychologist or teacher, and that's exactly what I devoted my past 25 years. I have retired, but still remember all those great memories. I also hear from many of my old students that have been very successful in their lives, and tell me that I was a strong influence as a teacher!
Molly Drewes says:
August 01, 2012 at 01:20 am

I wanted to be a designer in the fashion industry or work in fashion in some capacity. I still do.
Mazda66 says:
August 01, 2012 at 01:14 am

"I wanted to be a caregiver for the elderly."
mintjulie says:
August 01, 2012 at 01:01 am

I wanted to be an artist.
Rebecca says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:50 am

We had to answer that question in Jr. High, and I truly didn't know (still don't), so when it was my turn to go in front of the class to declare my desired future, I broke into nervous laughter for about, oh five minutes or more, and had the room laughing too, and was finally told to sit down. Traumatic to say the least...
Rinda Freeman says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:42 am

A nun, then a Mommy and a social Worker. Got to be all but the nun
Pam says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:39 am

First, I wanted to be a cowgirl, then a ballerina, then an interior designer, then a brain surgeon. Settled for pharmacist.
Dolores says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:37 am

A mommy!
Dorothea Collington says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:35 am

I want to be a nurse to help people , but changed my mind fast.
jule j mullins says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:30 am

during my younger days i was a short order cook. when i got older i wanted to be an enlisted person in the air force connected to aircraft mainenance.
Terri Haydon says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:24 am

I wanted to be an Art and English Teacher!
Cindy says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:06 am

I wanted to be a Sunday School teacher.
Judy Frederick says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:05 am

I always wanted to be a stay at home mom. With having polio at the age of 9 months they didn't think I could have any kids. I was able to one & had seven teenage foster kids.
I did go to work in 2002 at Disneyland, when my husband got sick & worked there til 2009. My husband of 42 years passed away in 2006
Thank you
Have a fantastic day
Mary Cay Boser says:
August 01, 2012 at 12:00 am

Archeologist
dmnyes says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I ran the the entire spectrum of vocations as a child, from doctor, nurse, actress, teacher to astronaut. I am today an elementary teacher. But the most rewarding career has been mother and grandmother. That is the true gift of immortality and satisfaction!
Ginny K. says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:54 pm

A Teacher, a CEO of a fourtune 500 Company, a Mother, a wife & Homemaker.
mollyann says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:54 pm

make up artist in new york city
Theresa Dziatko says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:54 pm

As a young girl I really looked up to the nuns who taught us religion, Ukrainian language, Ukrainian culture, folkdancing, and traditional stage presentations. At that time I was seriously interested in becoming a nun.
syuker says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm

A lawyer, then life got in the way.
Lynne Johnson says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer.
soulfood529 says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm

please I need this bad!
Roxanne Irwin says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Well, I wanted to be exactly what I became.... a Marriage and Family Therapist. I never knew there was an option!
And... thanks for askinc
Kim Baggus says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I wanted to be either an actress or a marine biologist...right now I'm a nurse..but one day will do both of the above...and I will write a best seller or two!!!!
LaTanya Weaver says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I wanted to be a brain surgeon
vicki bogart says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm

A good Mom
Nancy Teubel says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up. Then around age 15 or 16, I changed my mind to be an interior designer. What a great choice because I love the creativity in working with art, design, color, texture, fabrics, etc. :)
christy Piwowarczyk says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:01 pm

stewardess
Jane S says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Much older.
kellykat says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

a novelist
Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I wanted to be a teacher, I wanted to run a health-food store, and I wanted to be a pianist! And I have!
Mar g says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I wanted to work as a forest ranger.
Robi Malone says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm

At first I wanted to be a doctor but that changed. I wanted to be a writer. I was always immersed in novels and getting lost in the stories. I couldn't think of a better way to have fun.
Mar g says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I wanted to be a forest ranger.
Shari Roe says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:07 pm

An airline stewardess so that I could travel the world.
Pattie Medeiros says:
July 31, 2012 at 09:51 pm

I have done many things in my 69 years!! From secretary to waitress to bank teller to selling Hawaiian Music at a little cart in a Tourist Trap Marketplace!!!! I have 5 children because I always wanted to be a MOM!!!!
Susan S says:
July 31, 2012 at 09:51 pm

A dancer on broadway!!
Shans says:
July 31, 2012 at 09:49 pm

I wanted to be a lot of things - everything from an astronaut to a fashion designer to a ballerina.
Cindy Rawls says:
July 31, 2012 at 09:47 pm

When I was little I wanted to be a archiologist first and then I wanted to be detective. I have always been detailed oriented and that is why I thought of these 2 careers. But low and behold that is not the way it turned out...... I work for a bank...
Helen B. Grant says:
July 31, 2012 at 09:07 pm

I was a Legal Secretary and and gave singing a try
part time! When I was little I wanted to be a "Famous Singer" and make my Mother and Father proud..........
I fantasized about it all of the time, I still do!
Robert White says:
July 31, 2012 at 09:06 pm

I wanted to be a teacher or a pilot.
AMOGINESQ says:
July 31, 2012 at 09:00 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer and a mother of 4, 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Laurel says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:56 pm

I wanted to be an airline stewardess (I'm not sure that's what they're called nowadays).
Nanci Moll says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:44 pm

A detective or in the FBI! I loved Nancy Drew and Dick Tracy!
Deborah says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:40 pm

I wanted to be a teacher.
Rita T. Kienholz says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:36 pm

I wanted to be a social-worker. I wanted to major in child care and work in a big inner city "saving" the children who were abused in their lives by others.
Leona Morrison says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:34 pm

I wanted to be a singer,writer,vet, and a civil rights leader!
Rita says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:34 pm

I wanted to be an artist for Walt Disney. I loved drawing cartoons and to this day, I still have the folder of all my Disney drawings with dates, no less, of when I drew the picture. Did I become an artist......no. I went into accounting because I was good with numbers and in 1994, I became an RN
annie says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:12 pm

happy
Gwen Graham says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:10 pm

When I was young, I wanted to be a nurse. I grew-up and became one and have never been sorry for my choice of profession.
Annette says:
July 31, 2012 at 08:08 pm

I wanted to be a medical researcher and cure cancer since it took my beloved family member.
Colleen G says:
July 31, 2012 at 07:52 pm

My dream was to be an airline stewardess but couldn't accomplish it because back then you had to have an Associate's Degree which all I had was a high school diploma. But to this day I still love to travel!
charmaine johnson says:
July 31, 2012 at 07:29 pm

A surgeon
Intreaged over the thought of improving the funtion I enrolled in an awearness group . Who knew my queezy stomach whould force me rethink surgery . I am pleased to have found physical therapy and became a therapist
Beth Weatherford says:
July 31, 2012 at 07:25 pm

mostly a mom and wife, but a fashion designer briefly.
Kate Rivas says:
July 31, 2012 at 07:08 pm

I dreamed of being a stewardess.
Michelle says:
July 31, 2012 at 07:03 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher.
Nancy says:
July 31, 2012 at 07:01 pm

More than anything, I wanted to be a mom, and I have five wonderful children and three grandchildren so far... WIN
Marta Bechtold says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:46 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer. Started out with that intention in college but switched to Psychology. Then got my Master's degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Went into Hunan Resources and eventially Labor Relations defending my Agency on alleged violations of the Citywide contract. Seems like I got what I wanted...kind of. Besides that ...a Princess like Grace Kelly.
Cathy Orlandi says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:37 pm

When I grew up I wanted to be a radio personality! Now as a single mom of two, I am a secretary. So-o-o far from being on the radio....just don't put a microphone in front of me!
Kim Barreiro says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:37 pm

What i wanted to be when i grew up is a housewife and mother of 4 children. I wanted to marry a Doctor and live happily ever after. Well life directed me in a different direction. I am happily single, i have not done the marriage thing yet, but still would like to. Children at this age is out, but i still love being around them. My life is very different than i imagined it would be. But althought i have taken a different path than my siblings and friends, i am happy. I have a long hair chihuahua who is like my child, I am a professional women who leads a very happy life on my own!
michelebowleshamid says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:34 pm

I always wanted to be a professional dancer!
lisa Bromley says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:20 pm

I really could use a break as I spent my summer in school!
Elaine says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:18 pm

I have always wanted to be a chef and travel the world.
Diane Eckstine says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:07 pm

sounds great.
Kathy Crist says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:05 pm

I always wanted to be a Disc Jockey. I would play 45rpm records in our basement and sing/dance with friends or alone with my cats.
Catherine says:
July 31, 2012 at 06:04 pm

I wanted to be someone whom people would listen to, someone that would help people and help to change the world... and,very definitely, I wanted to be a mother!
Leslie Petersen says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:50 pm

A nurse
Ruth Solomon says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:41 pm

I wanted to be a professional figure skater.
Stella says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:40 pm

A teacher.
Connie McCabe says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:39 pm

Wanted to be an actress. Majored in theatre in college but decided I did not have the talent or willingness to starve in a garret for my art!

I went to LIU in Brooklyn so I have the thrill of having performed on the BAM stage. The Brooklyn Academy of Music was our theatre classroom.

I enjoyed my high school, college, and community theatre performances. But am happy in my advertising career and work out my stage hunger dancing at Zumba class.
pat says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:34 pm

Lo've to win
Alissa Rothstein says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:28 pm

When I was a child, I was always drawing and painting. I would take my mother's Sears & JC Penney catalogs and rework them. I would take her Avon books and rework them as well creating new makeup colors. It's no surprise that I ended up becoming a graphic designer. After 20 years of designing, I started to feel burned out and unable to be a "trained monkey" to create on demand. I have since moved away from it doing more marketing and PR. But it's not what I want to do either. Now, whenever I create something, I do it for me and because I don't have to. I am still trying to navigate the next phase of my professional life and feel totally lost. remember, ever since I was a young child, I've always known what I wanted to do. Now, I feel stuck. I would love a retreat to de-stress, deprogram and figure out my next move.
Christine Zaprzalka says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:21 pm

I wanted to be a chemist who would help discover new wonders in the world to help people.
Kathleen Maravel says:
July 31, 2012 at 05:12 pm

I always knew that I wanted to work with special needs individuals. As a teenager I volunteered at The One On ONE event for special need children at Central Park. John Lennon surprised every one of us with a ticket to his concert that evening his talent and generosity was amazing!.
Madeline says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:59 pm

When I was young I wanted to bw nurse ,like my mother and grandmother. I fell in love,got married,had babies ,never looked back.I have a successful career in sales and really believe I missed my calling,helping others is in my nature!
Linda Caricofe says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:50 pm

I've always been in the sales field.
First with Olan Mills Studios, and later in life my husband and I were partners with 3 other people of a large antique mall...we sold our share 5 years ago.
I wanted to be a writer / artist / fashion designer when I was very young.
I enjoy creating sets on Polyvore...my art and fantasy sets have short stories or poems I have written for the sets I've created, and so, this has been a wonderful alternative.
I have not been away for a little vacation for 10 years, maybe longer.
Best wishes, Linda
Linda Bierer says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:47 pm

The first thing that I remember wanting to be was a Vet. Loving animals, I was the kid that brought home all the strays and caring for the neighbors pets. Unfortunately, the male Vet that I took my dog to told me "girls can not become Vets" and even more unfortunatley, I believed him.
But he could not take away my love for animals that I still have today!
AUDREY MOORE says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:43 pm

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WANTED TO BE A PEDITRICIAN.
RAY COLEMAN says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:37 pm

BASEBALL PLAYER
Ann Cossman Stewart says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:25 pm

I wanted to be just like Aunt Peggy! She was (still is) beautiful. She worked at JFK for Pan Am. She was crowned World Trade Queen back in the 60's and was given a crown and everything. She then worked at the Clipper Club for many years. Though I didn't follow in Aunt Peggy's foot steps, I created a life for myself that was pretty damn good. I went to Katharine Gibbs, worked in NYC for a few years. Traveled cross country a few times. Lived in Paris as an Au Pair. By to NYC and worked at Bloomingdale's in the Real Estate Dept., left for a brief encounter with marriage, returned to NYC and worked for Marvin Traub for a year. Returned for another round of marriage with the same man. Here we are 23 years later, 4 awesome boys and a wonderful place on a lake in Southern Maine. It doesn't get any better than that!
Bernice L says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:16 pm

I always wanted to be a veterinarian or a scientist
LindaP. says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:15 pm

I started out as a cosmetologist just out of High School and then went into bookkeeping a few later. I always thought it would be fun to be a translator and get to travel the world.
ARIZKID says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:11 pm

GREAT PROMO
Bernadette says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:07 pm

Like any good Catholic-school girl, I went through a phase of wanting to be a nun. Then a pro tennis player. And at some point, an astronaut. As well as a "star" of some sort.

I've reinvented several times, and will continue to do so!
Ellen Hudson says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:05 pm

I alway say I my NEXT LIFE I would love to back as a Ballerina.....of course with beautiful LEGS.....
pamela tonsberg says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:02 pm

thank you for the chance to win
l. keating says:
July 31, 2012 at 04:02 pm

i wanted to be a nurse
Sharie papush says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:59 pm

I wanted to be a Vet.. Still love animals
Connie Faulkner says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:55 pm

a pop singer or a ballet dancer
svita says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:55 pm

ballerina
Rachel Glaser says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:49 pm

I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, Model of airline stewardess!
Shelly Boyd says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:44 pm

I wanted to be an astronaut.. what kid doesn't, right? I saw the Challenger in 86 from my 5th grade classroom and I wrote a letter to the prez, huh. He (his folks, you know) wrote me back and encouraged my ideas.. Then I saw Space camp and it was all I wanted to do... until I found Archaeology, and I was good on the ground.
Kathy Bales says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:41 pm

I wanted to be a nutritionist and I am.
McSmitty23 says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:41 pm

I had a list of things I wanted to be when I was a little kid: astronomer ('cause I liked looking at stars), cartoonist, rock star, writer...I'm a singer-songwriter so I guess I've achieved some of those goals at least partially!
Robin says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:39 pm

I always thought I would be a teacher until I decided to become a nurse.
Kim Marie says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:31 pm

I never dreamed of a specific career. I just hoped to be a good, kind person. Someone who loved well and was loved well in return. Now in my fifties, I believe I am achieving this each day of the rest of the life I have to live.
Rhonda G. says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:26 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher and an actress....now, I just want to go back a decade and live it differently.
Maureen says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:18 pm

a writer
fuziepanda says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:17 pm

A medical secretary or a writer of many things....I Loved writing and I like helping other people, to make them Happy!!
velder dixon says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:17 pm

a model
mark hibbing says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:12 pm

hope to win i need a vacation
Bobby Mauriello says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:11 pm

A pilot
Elaine Chapin says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:10 pm

When I was in elementary school, I fell in love with Annie Sullivan and wanted to grow up to work with blind students. Over time this morphed to students who couldn't/didn't like to read. And finally became a series of employment, volunteer, and real life opportunities to work with people (mostly teens) who were challenged in many ways including those who are reading disabled.
suzi shoster says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:08 pm

My dream was to be as good a parent as my mom and dad were to me.
Becky says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:07 pm

A movie star or a stewardess!
beth says:
July 31, 2012 at 03:03 pm

an interior designer, then a stay at home mom, but neither happened, got married, had a kid, got divorced, been single mom for 16 years and now he is going off to college, so now I'm broke! ugh! maybe my next life;--)
Elisabete Simões Gaspar Marques says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:56 pm

teacher
DELIA says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:52 pm

A MOTHER
Francine.Tucker says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:50 pm

I had a list of who I wanted to be when I grew up. I went to elementary Catholic School and it was such a good experience for me that I wanted to be a teacher.
During my teen years I wanted to model, dance or be a gymnist. I also loved music and thought I could be a famous guitar or piano player. I accomplished all of them in some way or another specifically not professionally except for teaching. I have been teaching for over thirty years in traditional early childhood programs, adult learning programs etc. professionally. Sure could use a break.
mary says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:38 pm

An elementary teacher
sgimperling says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:30 pm

An elementary teacher
Michelle Austin says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:27 pm

Fashion Designer
Maria says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:23 pm

I always loved to dance & especially found it very dream like to watch a ballerina dance...so I thought someday I'll be a ballerina! It never happened but I still love to watch talented dancers of all kinds!
karen says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:23 pm

like most girls in my age group mommy was first on the list. after that it changed almost daily
maureen says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:15 pm

President of the United States (why not!)
Carol says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:14 pm

I rode Horses and wanting to be an Olympic Equestrian !!
Larisa R says:
July 31, 2012 at 02:08 pm

I wanted to be cartoonist. I still do art when I have free time :)
thank you
Edythe Cohen says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:55 pm

I was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother o seven ,a school teacher.



An author, I wrote my first ,and it was published when I was 71.

Thank you!
gayla reiter says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:54 pm

Teacher
Robin says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:45 pm

I have always wanted to be a professional photographer and I have always been one. It has been a wonderful career !!
Connie Sherman says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:44 pm

I wanted to be an architect. My father was a builder, with his dad and brothers, and I spent my time drawing my concept of 'perfect houses'. Somehow they always came out with a nice enough room for my parents, but for me, a huge majestic room filled with a soda fountain and candy machine and a place for my pony. (why not?) The room I designed for my little sister was about big enough for most of her crib. It's probably a good thing that I didn't follow that career path!
Janice Hein says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:40 pm

I was a kindergaten teacher for 31 years in Deer Park, Tx. I retired two years ago and am still deciding what to do with the rest of my life. I truly have a passion for teaching young children. I would love to find a way to use my experience, and knowledge in some way to help other.
Janice Hein
Jana Rooke says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:39 pm

A Chanteuse!
Ann says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:38 pm

In high school and college I wanted to be a lawyer.
Janice Hein says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:36 pm

I would love to win this trip! I have never been to New York, and it would be a wonderful opportunity to hear these incredible women Women at Woodstock.
Janice
Cate Cunningham says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:36 pm

a singer/songwriter/musician
Mary Ann Offenstein says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:33 pm

a writer
Adamsmom says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:29 pm

I so wanted to be an "airline stewardess" as they were called at that time. I still think of if now when I fly and just know that is what I should have done. Now I'm 60 and retired, but still wish I had pursued that dream!
Peggy Rydzewski says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:27 pm

a police officer
Ellen Rindal says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:20 pm

I always wanted to be a writer & photographer for National Geographic Magazine.
Patty says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:18 pm

I wanted to get married and have lots of babies,
which I did (somewhat) I had 4 babies and have been
married for 30 years.
Eliza says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:18 pm

I wanted to be a dancer and dance with Alvin Ailey Dance company, a Microbiologist and cure major illnesses or a nutritionist and prevent illness. Whatever I chose I wanted to be good at it and passionate at about it.
Marie says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:14 pm

Julie Andrews! Not very realistic.
Rita Clarke says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:10 pm

I was an adventurous young woman who slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly became a dull, closed-off old lady. I hate what I've become but my prison is very-well constructed and I don't know how to get out. It took me 72 years to get here and I built it myself - so I know what it means.
holly says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:09 pm

i wanted to ride jumping horse professionally.
Mary B says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:06 pm

An. Artist or Vetrinaria
Melinda Fabiano says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:05 pm

When I was 6 years old I aspired to be a nurse; as my mother was an RN. As time passed I knew that I wanted to 'work' and make my 'own' money. When I became 15 I began working a variety of jobs e.g. babysitter, house cleaner, waitress, cook, hotel housekeeper etc. Each generated cash flow. I continued working throughout my college years; again taking on various positions e.g. unpaid internships, volunteer work, Office Manager, Warehouse Associate. Knew I wanted to work with people in the business world and would need the M.S. Degree. Achieved the M.S. and landed my dream job in Human Resources.
Debbie M says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:04 pm

I always want to be a wife and mother...in that order. Everything else was just icing on the cake. Oh, I wanted to be a pastry chef, too.
AuntieHR says:
July 31, 2012 at 01:03 pm

I wanted to be a successful businesswoman.
Debra Firmaniuk says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I just wanted to dance dance dance!!!
jan says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

When I was younger , I wanted to be 5 feet and 5 inches tall and become a teacher.

I made it to 5 feet 1 inch and am a retired social worker, and am busy grandmother and caregiver.
Shirley holloway says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I remember always wanting to be a teacher. I would lineup my dolls and bears and teach them. Inwould teach I the bathroom, I my bed and anywhere I could. I remember telling myself that I wanted to teach like my favorite teacher.

Now, I am still teaching.....only thing is the real children are much more difficult thanmy pretend children
Alison says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I wanted to be a famous author.
Rosalind says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm

full time home maker
Mary Ann says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a mother and I completed that task and now I am trying to figure out what to do next.
Rahlee says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Work in the medical field!
Linda says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

This would be an amazing experience to re-energize!
awilda cintron says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

As a child I love to dance on my toes so I wanted to be a Ballerina
Lucy says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I loved reading little stories about all the Saints so that's when I decided I wanted to be a Saint. I think I turned out to be a good person but definitely not a Saint.
Mary beth says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I wanted to speak French fluently.
Susan Posnick says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Didn't really know- but knew that whatever my dad did seemed much more interesting than the stay at home life my mom had.
He went out into the world, , ran a business and came home to a loving family each day.
As it turned out I ended up a teacher in St Croix at 20, which through a mentor lead me to NYC to work as a freelance makeup artist on photo shoots for Vogue, Bazaar, etc, which lead me to Dallas where I was Mary Kay's makeup artist for 18 years and freelanced all over the world on fashion shoots and films.
Then I got skin cancer and developed a product to protect against the sun and make your skin look flawless , which lead to starting my business Susan Posnick Cosmetics- which I have been growing for the last 10 years. :)))
.
Pamela Oates says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Pick me, pick me!!!
lisa mcfarland says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I wanted to be an attorney.
Mona Inferrera says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Would be great to win!
Isabel Menendez says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm

a nurse
katie says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

An astronaut. I'm afraid of heights so instead I toook up scuba diving which can also be dangerous but not as scary to me.
RITA CAMPOLI says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I wanted to be a nun when I went to Catholic school.Then, I wanted to be an English teacher because I loved writing and reading.After, I wanted to be a home health aid because I thought it would be beautiful to live a life of service to others and still I would love to be working in the field of travel to travel but...still I am me and I share my life and love with all I come in contact with!Have a great day!
NoirinB says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I always was a poet and a writer - my dream was to be able to do that as my vocation and profession. I've grown to understand the old showbiz phrase, "don't quit your day job," but poet and writer I am.
Victoria Zumbrum says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Teacher or reporter
DebiR says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I wanted to be an author - I told everyone I wanted to be a 'bookie' until I knew the correct term. I am trying to find my place now...and could use help.
Lisa says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I always wanted to be a Veterinarian. I truly love animals but did not get the chance to go to college.
Jo Cavins says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I wanted to be a journalist.
Leta Lenik says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I always wanted to be a dancer. I did it. I danced professionally for 9 years and then taught dance and theater after having my kids. My kids are grown now and I am a film maker. I have a documentary, which has been in many film festivals now, on Jewish divorce.
Jane Hahn says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I always wanted to do something artistic, & following the example of a cousin who was a set designer, I decided that interior design would be a good combination of art & practicality. It has proved to be just that, as I have been an interior designer for over 30 years now. The field has been slow lately but I am glad that I have been able to do work I am well suited for.
goldenlady1980 says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm

At age 5, I announced to my mother that I wanted to be an actress! I later became interested in teaching, but still love the performing arts. I traded the acting bug in for lullabies.
bohicadave says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

A teacher and i am forfilled in doing so now for 25 years
BBella says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I wanted to be a singer. Discouraged by my parents, I taught my younger sister to read when she was 3. Everyone gushed at what a good teacher I was, and I decided to become a teacher. I taught over 30 years and had a wonderful career.
Linda Sommer says:
July 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

An Occupational therapist working with special needs children...and I did it! Retired 3 weeks ago after 30 years at age 52, feel lost and without purpose but had to retire due to a work injury.
etsiketsi@aol.com says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

Easy! An actress....ha...I was always acting out parts and imitating voices!
Sheri says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

When I was younger I always wanted to be a teacher, wife, & mom & I've successfully accomplished all 3! We just celebrated our 19th anniversary & have 2 beautiful girls. I have the best of both worlds for which I am so thankful. Working as a special ed teacher with infants, toddlers, & preschoolers allows me to create a flexible schedule while still being available for fun with my own children (& of course, my husband).
Melanie Montgomery says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

I wanted to be a Vet. I loved animals! Still love them.
eiandmort says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

I knew that I always wanted to be a teacher. I went to college and got my teaching degree. When I had my children, I was a substitute teacher for 17 years. I did not think about sticking it out for the retirement benefits. I then became a sales rep to stores for 17 years and loved this job and retired from it but without a pension.
Victoria O. says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

Sad to say, I never had a role model or any direction in this area. I muddled my way through college with a liberal arts degree. At 36, I became a Flight Attendant, and recently retired after 20 years.
Judy Brenner says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

A teacher
Patti Ninneman says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

I wanted to be a nurse. I don't know why....I certainly didn't go that direction and find it really wasn't me!
Loretta McCormick says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

A good wife and mother.
Sheila K. says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

I dreamed of being an award-winning writer who interviews a president of the United States. And, guess what? I did both of these things!
Angie says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

Wow! This would be a fabulous opportunity to meet women from all over who are dealing with the same issues as I am!
Dianne Dunn says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

I grew up in a home where my mom was able to be there for all 6 of us kids. It was a very happy childhood where she was very happy being with us, doing fun things..however, she always stopped the "fun" with us kids to go get cleaned up for my dad coming home from work..... High heels and red lipstick and all! After all, she married in the early 50's and that is what you did.......she adored my dad.
I wanted to have that life too..! I wanted kids, and yet I wanted to do something for myself along the way...
I was lucky enought to marry my true love, and we had 4 children in 5 years and it was then and is now the happiest time of my life.
I have as the kids got out of college been able to start (always had it going) but never been able to get it off the ground, an event/party planning business. ! I love it!
Pamm Peterson says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:44 am

Oceanographer. Teacher, mom,. This trip is so cool. Should I expect to see lots of tied dyed old hippies? I wear my tie dye with pride. I like to tell people I wore tie dye the first go round. I got called into the office in middle school for my choice of dress. Jeans and a tied dyed tee shirt. It was the jeans that set the teacher off. Thanks goodness we all got over that. I was such a rebel.
Nancy says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

A ballerina!
lora mcpherson says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

I always wanted to work with the elderly
Kathleen Judge says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

I loved to dance when I was younger, but did not have the drive to take lesson. I also did not want to continue my education after high school, so after working for Sears for seven years I needed a better paying job. I became a police officer, and have been doing this job for 31 years. Who knew......LOL
Jeanne says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

An actress,figure skater,ballerina or a model.
Was a teacher. Sort of the same.
Jennifer says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

A veterinarian, because I loved animals.
javierl22 says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

I started out with Wonder Woman, Madame Curie, then Annie Oakley and it went on to a Doctor. I didn't make it to doctor, but I now teach science to middle school children...
SUE says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

I WANTED TO BE A NURSE, AS I DID NOT KNOW 'GIRLS COULD BE' DOCTORS....NOW I HAVE ONE OF EACH IN MY DAUGHTERS!!!
Ruth says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

I wanted to be a famous movie star.
Pam Myhree says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

Nurse, Stewardess, Figure Skater
Linda says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

I wanted to be a Vet and take care of animals. I always brought home wounded creatures of any species and nursed them back to health. It was bittersweet when they crawled, slithered, ran, or flew away!
Pat F says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:23 am

I want to be many things one was a teacher.
RRendina says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

I am still trying to find out what I want to be when I grow up. Went to a Catholic School and wanted to become a nun until I had Sister Rachel, she was no joy. Then I got a chemistry set and had fun experimenting and wanted to become a sciencetist, until I made a stink bomb with out knowing. The 70's I wanted to just live off the land and have several children. The eighties came and I was married with children and stayed home to care for them. As I sit here typing, I am the receptionist for our local school district and will be looking forward to retirement.
Katrina Moss says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

I wanted to be a doctor so that I could help others. But I later learned that I did not have the aptitude for the sciences so I ulimately became a business major. I recently retired after working 40 years for the Federal government as a program manager.
Cindy Craner says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

I never quite knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I remember liking to write stories and helping others.
Wendy Turrell says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

A singer/songwriter--unfortunately, lack of talent got in the way! A best-selling author was second, and at least I became a commercial writer.
Sharon S says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

The one thing I wanted to be was a wife and mother; then in the days of Ben Casey I wanted to be a brain surgeon. I was a wife, am a mother, but ended up being a behavioral/mental health counselor. At least it dealt with the brain. :-)
Ellen Falkenberry says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

An archaeologist or a psychologist.
Judy Hill says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

When I was a child, I wanted to be important. Not like a president or CEO, but someone that mattered to her children, her husband and to her friends - someone that made living fun. I think I've got my wish :)
Darlene Wetzel says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to be an airline stewardess so I could travel and see the world.
Linette says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a medical doctor. Now I just want serve my community wherever the need exists.
Patti Berry says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

a flight attendant!
Kiki says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

A dancer, but the universe wanted me to be an example of kindness.
Deborah Heath says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

a journalist!
Michelle Taube says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

I wanted to be a physical therapist when I was younger, but I became a family practice physician.
Linda Baggetta says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

I wanted to be an archeologist. I though it would be fascinating to uncover lost civilizations and a glimpse into ancient times.
Melonie Lee Pittman says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

I took tap, ballet and gymnastics beginning at age three and continued until I was seventeen. Much to my Baptist mothers dismay, I wanted to use this skill to become a New York City Rockette or a show girl in Las Vegas. I was devestated to learn that you had to be six feet tall to be a Rockette or a show girl (I am 5' 4"):(
Cheryl Shores says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

I wanted to be a sign language interperter. Or a gym teacher.
DeloresKenyon says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

When I was very young (6ish), a cartoonist for the Sunday "funnies". Loved Charlie Brown & Garfield. A few years later (8ish), an artist. And still a few years later(10ish) a fashion designer. When I retire, (soon) I hope to pursue all three!
Shirley Weissman says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

I always wanted to practice medicine in some way. At the time when I should have gone to college I had to work to help the household and to take care of my ill Mom. My reward in life is that my son is a successful doctor and my daughter an awesome nurse. She is a fabulous fifty-plus and I would take her with me to enjoy this experience of a lifetime!
Shirley S. Weissman (77 today!)
Virginia says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:01 am

A singer and dancer
Sandra Glanton says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

I wanted to be a scientist when I was first entering high school. Although I loved Biology, and was good at it, the dissections weren't my "cup of tea."
I then thought I might want to be a Social Worker. Since I was paying my own way in college, though, and I wasnt even sure I would have enough money for my Bachelors degree, I nixed getting involved in Social Work, since it would have required a Masters degree.
Instead, I entered a local community college and pursued an AAS in Electronics Technology. I was the first woman to graduate from there with that degree.
bette says:
July 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

Seriously? How great would this be to share with my good friends? Out of this world!
Lisa Di Tomasso says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

I would love to know more about this but really cannot afford the stay and even the transport... but should I win, transport will become the only problem - we're kind of meeting half-way. Thanks.
Deb K. says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

I wanted to be a home ec teacher. I was crafty even back then :)
gshep says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

A medical doctor. After an injury while in med school ,I switched to studying natural medicine. I love it!
Wendy Kroy says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

I always wanted to be an attorney. Then I became one. Now it"s close to last on that list.
a helicopter pilot says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

My eyes were bad at the time, had surgery 5 years ago and now don't feel the need.
Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

Unconditionally creative...and is always in process!
Sharon says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

I've always wanted to be a motivational speaker before I even knew what that was. As a young girl, I was the "Dear Abby," to my peers and my nature is to encourage and lift people up rather than be negative. I ended up working in te medical field and now as a teacher both of which encouragement and a positive outlook goes a long way. There has been many ups and downs but I truly believe it's how you deal with those circumstances that build character and makes you stronger. Oh, I also wanted to be a singer but I'm so bad that my infant son would literally put his hand over my mouth when I tried to sing him a lullaby while rocking him to sleep! :)
Becky Matthews says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

Flight Attendant, which God so richly blessed me with the opportunity!

I took an early retirement to find my "Fab Over Fifty" life and looking for a Fab Reinvention!!!!!

Looking forward to visiting Woodstock! Missed it in my youth!
Janet Krol says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

I wanted to be a ballerina. It never happened, but it was a nice thought!
Maryann Fitzgerald says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

A teacher. I've always wanted to help others grow.
Angela K says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

I've always been in Sales, but being a Teacher or Singer would have been my dream!
Rebecca says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

When I was younger I didn't care what I was when I grew up. I didn't really have any dreams for the future. I just wanted to make a difference.
Nonnie Luther says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

I wanted to be President of the United States! I admire any woman that goes into politics - yay for them!
You couldn't give me that job now for any amount of money....lol
Adina Weinstein says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:53 am

I wanted to be a gym teacher because I thought it was so cool to teach and exercise and play sports all at once.
Gayle says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

From the time I entered kindergarten I KNEW I wanted to be a teacher. Although friends warned me that I would never make a fortune doing it, I pursued a Bachelor's Degree as well as a Master's in Elementary Education and became a teacher. I have taught in public schools, church schools, and have even home schooled my own children. I STILL love being a teacher and am so glad I didn't listen to well-meaning friends, but followed my heart.
Ann Altaher says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

A good person who respects everyone and treats the elderly with respect utmost
Kathleen says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

I had no direction or guidance when I was younger, it was a given that as a girl my life was meant to be lived as a wife and mother. As I got older, I loved being a mother, but I always knew there was more out there for me to experience.
Tracey says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

A professional chef or caterer but 35 yrs ago, that was not really an option for a woman but now I'm hoping to take culinary classes at a nearby community college.
Anne-Marie says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:50 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a professional singer. I even made it onto the original English show that predated the whole Idol thing. They cancelled the show the week before my appearance! I still sing, and I refuse to grow up. So . . . . . perhaps one day I'll achieve my goal!
Cathy says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:50 am

A movie star!
Gail McCullough says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

I wanted to be a veterinarian.
Donna Lynn Lash Wolff says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

I wanted to be an oceanographer like Jacque Cousteau but unfortunately lived in Kansas and never pursued my dream. Its never too late to reach for the stars though and you can lift up others while you do.

Now I find myself looking up, looking around and still thinking of the deep blue sea.
Kim Swann says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

When I was younger I always wanted to work at a fashion magazine or be in television. I chose the latter and now find that as much as I have enjoyed my career behind the camera I really never got to do my work in front of the camera as I set out to do and put on the back burner because my mom was battling pancreatic cancer. I know I need to reinvent myself but am not sure what it will be. I am developing a few projects that I think will start my own reinvention. But I would love to come to the retreat to kick start some thoughts!
valarie murphy says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

I have been a teacher in a lower elementary classroom for many years. Although I enjoyed teaching and loved helping my students become life long learners, I always dreamed of being in business for myself. I thought owning a small boutique or bed and breakfast would be an exciting challenge. I have recently changed that dream to creating a small clothing line geared to the mature woman. We go shopping for a reasonably priced sundress or top only to find spaghetti straps. We earned that belly fat and wrinkled arms, but we would much prefer to hide them. Most of us do not have the means to spend $200.00 or $300.00 on the right for us dress or top in that little boutique.
Allison Gillette says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

Rich
Carol S says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

When I was very young I had wanted to be an Actress or in the theatre, but I was painfully shy, so I could never push myself to do it. The closest I came was in 7th grade doing Shakespeare in front of the girls in my class, My teacher liked my performance so much, she made me do it for the ENTIRE CLASS!! All I can say is-Boys can be very mean!
Louise M. says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

First I thought I wanted to become a Veterinarian and/or some type of artist - jewelry, painting. I'm still working on both right now.
Patty says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

Well, my earliest memory is of wanting to be a priest. I was 6. I was quite shocked to learn that wasn't going to happen.:) I also wanted at one time to be a fashion designer. Uh huh. Have you seen my clothes? Actually, what I have wanted to be since around age 9 was a writer. And I am. I've been paid to write in one field or another since I was 19. I've been published locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and have a number of awards under my belt. I am so grateful!
Pam Friedlander says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

Well I was not thin enough to be a cheerleader, or tall and thin enough to be a model. But a social worker and teacher is what
came my way. Until....at 57 years old I lost sixty pounds, started a Wardrobe and Image Consulting business and have kept my weight off for eight years. What I love at 65 is what I wanted when I was younger. It's never to late to follow your feelings and desires. P.S I never did become a cheerleader.
But I believe that every women can be her own cheerleader.
Pam Friedlander Pam@posreflections.com
Positive Reflections
www.posreflections.com
Dina Harris says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

A teacher...now I am a recovering teacher.
Judy Scott says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

I wanted to be dress designer! I made all of my clothes using several pattern. Still love to feel fabric and look at patterns although I don't sew anymore.
Michelle Settle says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

I wanted to be a Mom of 5-6 kids, but only ended up having one. It took some very insightful older women in my life to point out that I had "parented" many children through teaching, marrying a man with 3 kids0my now step daughters, and helping my daughter's friends through crisis they struggled with telling their parents about.

I am a Mom. It is even on my name plaque at the research lab I work in. Outside the door it says:
Michelle Settle M.O.M.
Cheri Magee says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

First it was a Geologist because I loved rocks, then a Neonatal Nurse because I loved little babies, then an Art Teacher because I loved my teacher, then a Magazine Editor because I thought Helen Gurley Brown was the coolest person, then a Disk Jockey broadcasting from a lighthouse out to all the fishermen, then to be the female Charlie Rose. I still like all those things and I became a Graphic Artist. But I really want to be a working painter and traveling Auntie when I grow up.
suzanne harvey says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

What a great location!
Tammy Allen says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

As a younger girl a writer was one of my dreams. It never happened but at 52; I still occasionally get visions of granduer.
Stormy says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

I was a bit of a grammar geek and wanted to be a Literature/English teacher. I'm very happy that my three sons turned out to be well spoken and love reading.
Sue Walters says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

Motivational Speaker, Counselor or Life Coach. I turned out to be an Executive Administrator and Meeting Planner and have worked for the same company for 34 years; working my way up from Receptionist. I have become more shy and quiet due to some life changing events that came my way over the past several years. If I could get "my groove" back maybe I could still be a Motivational Speaker when I grow up!
JULIA says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

I always wanted to be in the medical field. In my high school years I volunteered at Norwalk Hospital. I got married when I was 17 and started a family instead, and the rest is history.
Pam Flynn says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

I certainly could use a spa vacation as I am the only caregiver of my 94 yr. old daddy.
Pam Levine says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

I wanted to be a business woman and travel
lily says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:35 am

I always wanted to be a teacher. I had both of my little sisters reading before they went to Kindergarten. I spent 37 years in the field and loved every minute.
Elly Craig says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:35 am

To wash your makeup off every night!
Linda Bailey says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:35 am

I wanted to be a teacher. I am a Special Ed teacher and School Guidance Counselor.
Garrett Ann Dent says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

taller
Kay says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

I wanted to be an astronaut. I was born in October; "October Sky" applies to me. I was born looking up. I never did realize my dream, but I do read alot of science fiction!
Cathleen says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

I wanted to be a hairdresser.
Louise says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

A teacher, doctor, or nurse.
susan hartman says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a writer. I have held many type jobs but unfortunately writing has not been one of them.
Regena says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

Early on I thought I wanted to be a teacher except that I never had much success playing teacher w/ friends as they would never listen to me. About age 12 a navy recruiter and his family moved into my parent's rental property and from then on I became intrigued with joining the navy as soon as I graduated high school. I had a photograph of a navy ship on my bulletin board from age 12 on. A few yrs ago I retired w/ nearly 25 years service, active and reserve.
Linda Bailey says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

PLEASE pick me!!! I could use some pampering before school starts back.
pjgood123 says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

I wanted to be a star on Broadway.
Jennifer Snowdon says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

I wanted to grow up and be an artist or a singer like my Grandmother.
donna says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

I wanted to be an actress. Not really sure why, though I was basically a shy child, maybe it would be a change to be able to do or say things the shy me feared.
Ann says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

an actress, and I never even came close,,, I work in an office.
Shelia says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

When I was younger I wanted to be an attorney or psychiatrist. I chose the path of law as I majored in Criminal Justice Education. I also thought I should start at the bottom and go up so that I would understand every aspect of the job. I was a receptionist, legal secretary, and a paralegal (which is where it stopped). I later decided that I wanted to work in the Federal Government as a federal parole officer. I had not finished my BA so it was necessary that I go back to school to get it. Then life changed because I injured in an automobile accident with a brain injury which prevents learning new things unless they are done repetively. Hopefully, this will get easier and I can still go back to school. I had not planned on retiring in my 50's but working at least until I was in my 70's.
A. Conley says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

A. Conley says:
July 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

I wanted to be someone who cared about others, helped, listened, tried to give or provide guidance, alternatives, maybe some wisdom along the way. Life is a learning lesson for young and old and a caring heart may not make as much money as the wealthy, politicians, celebrities, sport athletes, CEO's, royalty etc. but Mother Theresa was none of these and yet she will always be the human races finest example of what we should all try to be regardless of your career choice or path in this life. No amount of $, time can compare to a caring, giving heart/soul. She and countless others are angels who have graced this earth and we need more who want to be like and them and follow in their steps.

No matter your path in life, past, present and future or the choices we have made along the way you take life one day at a time it is a journey we all take and learn from it.
Janet Hattem says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

I wanted to be a Flamingo Dancer when I was 6yrs. old, then a modern dancer, then a Birthing coach, then a Physicians Assistant working with Labor and Delivering Mothers.
Carol says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

I wanted to be a pilot!
Carole Lee says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

I wanted to be an artist.
karen transue says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:29 am

I wanted to be a teacher as well!
Shelley Zurek says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:29 am

I wanted to be a writer, actress, and librarian. Now as a blogger I essentially get to do all of that!
Janet Hattem says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

Ohhhhhhhh.... a retreat would be beyond wonderful!
Cathy says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

Oh, yeah............
Suzanne Reschke says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

I always wanted to be a police woman so I could help people.
Cathie Carroll says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

I wanted to be an artist.
Donna says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher.
Marcie says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

astronaut
sherry carroll says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

A flight attendant, because I wanted to travel the world
Tina Ashton says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

I wanted to be a dancer or a mathematician. Crazy huh! But I ended up spending my life working in the computer field and loved it. Now that I'm older I find myself wanting to dance!
Susan says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

I was determined to be an attorney, and while that never actually happened, I can say that my life as a public relations professional in higher education allows me to advocate for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in a very real way! I wouldn't trade the path for anything!
Yvonne borg says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

My lifelong dream was to be a wife and mother like my beautiful mom. Instead I became a professional woman, got sick, and finally became a wife at 54 years of age and a stepmom to three grown gals. I still long over missed opportunities to have my own children.
Jan says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

I have always loved animals and thought I would work with them - however, I was an organizer and loved paper and office work - so that's what I ended up doing!
Olga Martin says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

I wanted to be an attorney, but once my stories were read to the class and my wonderful teachers encouraged me to write I deeply yearned to use that talent. Although I've written press releases at work and had one article published online I vow to make this transition soon. Thank you!
Melinda Torrence says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

When very young, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Then, an artist.
Mary Anne Barnett says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

Imagining what to be, I wanted to be a ballerina.
fhoagland says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

I wanted to be my mother.....
Sally Alexander says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

I wanted to be the first Roman Catholic female priest.
Susan Cheesman says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:23 am

I was a pretty rotten kid...gave my parents a hard time..but I had fun. And appreciate what they did for me to put me in the place where I am today...healthy and happy and appreciate everything life has to offer..even my wrinkles!

All I ever wanted was to be happy and spread love:)
Lisa says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:23 am

Ive always wanted to work with kids and that is what I do!
Cindy says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

Sound WONDERFUL - pick me - PLEASE!
fofof says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

I wanted to be in the secret service! But I'm glad now that I didn't pursue that course!
latanya lewis says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

i hope i win.
elle2 says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

I wanted to be a Vet
Julie says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

Me!
Dierdre says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

When I was younger, I was not the typical child and really did not have an idea of what I wanted to be when I grew up. Not until I was a freshman in college did I realize that I wanted to speak up for people, therefore, being an attorney seemed to be the best fit.
KarenL says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

an Artist
Cheryl says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

An English teacher!
Terri says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

I love animals. I wanted to be a vet..I still do. I have horses and dogs and cats. :)
Gayle LaSalle says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

I had no idea though certainly, as a fairly shy young girl, never expected to be a speaker and trainer. gl
Lori Duval-DiMaio says:
July 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

I wanted to be an Olympic ice skater which is quite funny because as I am completly uncoordinated and can only skate forward in a straight line. I was quite accomplished "in my head." Clearly a girl can dream. LOL
todd rumsey says:
July 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm

a dancer
kathleen says:
July 30, 2012 at 09:45 pm

i wanted to be a musician. i wanted to make a difference. i wanted to be a poet and a philosopher.
Michelle says:
July 30, 2012 at 08:43 pm

I wanted to be the next Janis Joplin. Was 15 when she died and was heart broken. Loved her voice and wanted to emulate her. The only problem was that I could not sing a note.
Ginny K says:
July 30, 2012 at 05:13 pm

I always wanted to be President of the USA! :o)
Deb Hosey White says:
July 30, 2012 at 01:04 pm

"The Bear Who Wanted to Fly" first appeared in print (on lined school paper) in 1963. The "captivated" audience of my third grad class applauded when I first read it aloud. (Disclaimer: They were instructed to clap for each reader; but I recall my applause was more enthusiastic.)

From that moment on I not only knew I wanted to be a writer - I had become one.
Molly says:
July 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I wanted to be a stay at home wife and mother, just like my wonderful Mom.
Diane Weddington says:
July 30, 2012 at 11:02 am

I always wanted to be a writer. i wanted to write for a newspaper and also write books.
Susan Bishop says:
July 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

I always wanted to be a fashion designer or fashion illustrator - or both.
jeanne-marie.patrick@stvinc.com says:
July 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

I should have been a Vet... all that medical school threw me. wish I could be a Vetriarian.
Joanne says:
July 30, 2012 at 10:06 am

I wanted to be a "June Taylor Dancer", from the Jackie Gleason show. I use to lie on the floor when they did the overhead camera shot and try to duplicate their moves.
Cate Cunningham says:
July 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

A singer/musician
Sandra says:
July 30, 2012 at 08:57 am

I wanted to be an interior designer. I still find comfort in arranging my own surroundings, with the ultimate goal of achieving a beautiful and functional balance.
William Davis says:
July 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

This is a great prize.
Darcy says:
July 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I wanted to be a teacher, because I had teachers who affirmed that I was a worthwhile human being.
nosogirl says:
July 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm

i wanted to be a vet.
ORSOLA says:
July 29, 2012 at 08:51 pm

LOOKS LIKE AM AWESOME TRIP
elena verga says:
July 29, 2012 at 08:12 pm

I never had a clear idea... still don't know my true passion.
Helen.Ho88 says:
July 29, 2012 at 07:01 pm

I was trained a computer programmer and actually did that for a few years. Now I want to give back to my community and make a difference to someone's life.
rhonda says:
July 29, 2012 at 03:01 pm

A triple threat. I love to dance, sing and act.
Suzie T says:
July 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

When I was younger, I always wanted to be a teacher, and I did that for about 10 years. Now I'd like to own my own business.
Valarie says:
July 29, 2012 at 06:49 am

Today is my 54th birthday. I am a single parent of 4 older children. My youngest child will be going off to college August 17th and for the first time in 25 years- I will be an empty nester with our family dog- Shadow.

I would like to begin to locate the woman- Valarie. I know she is inside of me somewhere. But, I spent many years being a Mom, provider, employee and friend that I rarely saw ME!
Eva says:
July 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I wanted to be a fashion designer, and I did it. I've ended up doing many other things as life and circumstances changed over 30 years....
Kristie says:
July 28, 2012 at 09:27 pm

I wanted to be a Mother
Lindsay says:
July 28, 2012 at 08:14 pm

I wanted to be the first astronaut President!
angie e says:
July 28, 2012 at 06:54 pm

i need a break today!!! i want to win this amazing get away! what a treat!!!
catorl says:
July 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I wanted to be a radio personality! Wish I had acted on it.
I have been a secretary since I graduated high school. Now as a single mom of two college-age kids, I wish I had gone to college to see all the exciting careers I could have gone into.
Susan says:
July 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

The vacations I've always dreamed of no men, no kids.
Margarida says:
July 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

What a dream- an inspirational retreat, no cooking, no children and lots of pampering!
Aggie Pearo says:
July 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I always wanted to be a veterinarian, that is, until I found out that I faint at the sight of blood. So now all I do is work with dog rescue groups.
Rhonda G says:
July 27, 2012 at 08:24 pm

I wanted to be a teacher, actress, wife and mother.
October 7th is my birthday. Pick me! Pick me!
karen whittaker says:
July 27, 2012 at 08:16 pm

I always played "teacher" and that became my profession.
Ruth says:
July 27, 2012 at 06:21 pm

when I was very young I wanted to be an actress.

When I started working, I wanted to be a CEO of a company.
connie washington says:
July 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher.
Cathi Eifert says:
July 27, 2012 at 08:37 am

This looks like a little piece of heaven on earth. I can feel myself relaxing just looking at the pictures!
duryea222 says:
July 27, 2012 at 08:37 am

I wanted to be a cowboy! In the fifties, the boys had the freedom and the girls had the rules. This was the time of the Western on TV - horses, white hats, the good guy wins!
Lois Herr says:
July 27, 2012 at 02:15 am

I have been through a number of incarnations in my journey. I was a trailblazing woman in the vanguard of women in male dominated businesses. At that time, I wanted to break barriers by becoming the CEO of one of these large, global, male oriented companies. Once I had children, my priorities changed, and I wanted to combine a career with flexibility to be present for my children, so I started up and grew my own business. Coming from a developing country, I have been involved with vulnerable women and children since the age of 10, when I founded a social venture, addressing nutritional issues confronting people in poverty. I am now embarking on my next incarnation: using my broad business experience and skills at the nexus of business and philanthropy, helping to build capacity in an enterprise focused on the disadvantaged, particularly women and children. I am sure that as I continue on the journey of life, I will still be discovering new things that I would like to do "when I grow up"! I am constantly curious, and I believe that I will be "growing up" my entire life.
Lisa Minnich says:
July 26, 2012 at 09:56 pm

I always wished I could be an elementary school teacher I still wish I could go back to school to become one!
Felicia A. Jones says:
July 26, 2012 at 09:49 pm

I was a Cosmetologist and a Factory Worker when I was younger, but I wanted to be A Fashion Designer.
Robin OSullivan says:
July 26, 2012 at 08:43 pm

When I was really young I wanted to be Rapunzel when I grew up! That didn't really make sense. When I was a little older I wanted to be a hairdresser (do you see a theme here). Now my career has nothing to do with hair though!
Glenda Steffee says:
July 26, 2012 at 07:16 pm

I really wanted to be a veterinarian. But my parents made it very clear that there was no money for such a long and expensive degree - and they really didn't think that girls should bother with college unless they wanted to become teachers or nurses. So, I chose music education.
Gita Romano says:
July 26, 2012 at 02:23 pm

I lived in books from the moment I could read. Once I realized that an actual person actually made all that stuff up and wrote it down, I decided I wanted to be one of them.
Laura McLendon says:
July 26, 2012 at 01:18 pm

I had no clue :)
Debra Derosier says:
July 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

When I Was Younger I Wanted To Be A Judge!!!! Wanted To Give The Person Life For Doing SOmething To A Child Cause Are Laws Protect The Criminals
Judy says:
July 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

I never considered a dream of my future. I didn't realize that until my children began askking me, "Mom, what did you want to be when you grew up?" I grew up on a farm and I was kept busy with chores, milking, and animals. There were no questions of what I wanted to be and certainly no talk of college, etc.

I still don't know what I want to be, although I am grownup, but I did do seven years of night school starting in my 40's and am the only person in my immediate family to have earned a college degree.
BJ says:
July 26, 2012 at 10:58 am

Wanted to be a nurse. Then found out blood really wasn't my thing. Went into sociology instead.
Susan says:
July 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

I always wanted to be a dancer on Broadway!
Debbie says:
July 26, 2012 at 06:46 am

A fashion designer, and I still love clothes and fashion.
Di says:
July 26, 2012 at 03:14 am

An artist
Debbie says:
July 26, 2012 at 01:51 am

I wanted to be a scientist when I was younger. I was obsessed with Marie Curie. Clearly, I was a weird kid!
Mary Joan Foresti says:
July 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

dancer/ dancer
Cathleen Clark says:
July 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I wanted to be a teacher....and I am one! So I made my dream come true!
Letha Leonard says:
July 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm

When I was younger I always wanted to be a professional singer. I have a good singing voice but not the instrumental background.
katie says:
July 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I wanted to be married with kids. Then I went to college and my goals changed. I wanted to be a photographer. I did that for awhile and then married and had kids. Then my goals changed again and I wanted to be able to work and be available for my kids so I started doing business research. Now my kids are grown and I am still married so my next goal is to start my on business-which I am doing but it is moving slowly. During all of this I always wanted to be a good wife, mother, friend and always make a contribution to the world in some way.
So really my goals have not changed, they have simpy evolved.
Debbie Terry says:
July 25, 2012 at 08:34 pm

I wanted to be a movie star.
Catherine Kichler says:
July 25, 2012 at 07:40 pm

A teacher, but I certainly did not end up in that career!
Pattylu says:
July 25, 2012 at 06:45 pm

I wanted to be a nurse but ended up being in the healthcare field in another area.
rosevincentia says:
July 25, 2012 at 05:31 pm

Oh - How lovely to have a break from all life's stresses for a brief time - to renew one's spirit. Needless to say, it would be wonderful to win.
Regina says:
July 25, 2012 at 05:06 pm

I actually wanted to be a librarian, but now I want to be a writer, I guess it was always about the books!
Deanne H says:
July 25, 2012 at 04:00 pm

I always wanted to be a singer! Can't sing, but still wanted to be LOL
MarybGrace Gallagher says:
July 25, 2012 at 02:55 pm

I am planning to retire in the next few years and need to reinvent myself!
Catherine says:
July 25, 2012 at 02:45 pm

Certainly not a mother. I am the eldest of 15 and did all of that from about 4 on. I love, love, love my family and would not trade that experience for the world. I opened my own business @50 and 10 years later have not had a vacation. A little rejuvenation and learning from some pwerful women would be wonderful!
Debbie Metz says:
July 25, 2012 at 01:35 pm

My mother saw my potential and she had me attend a vocational High school, all girls. Gee, when all my friends just spoke about boy's then.. I ended up loving it including the faculty as well. I even had an a+ grade in biology! I always wanted to be a dancer, ballet, My long legs and arms showed that I was born to do that besides having the ability to move and dance the way I did. A gift I would say. Then at 10 yrs old I was involved in a terrible accident which changed everything for the rest of my life. My left leg was smashed, it ended up shorted then my other leg. But I survived! I still proceeded through school, college, and became a teacher,author, mom and grandma. I can't tell you how I dreamed of going off to a spa just for me. I love my family and I never take time for just me. I was born and raised in NYC and never saw woodstock. I would love to. Sincerely Debbie
Kay says:
July 25, 2012 at 01:20 pm

When I was young I wanted to be a teacher. Student teaching cured that!
Ramona Spurlin says:
July 25, 2012 at 01:06 pm

singer. Party planner
Terri Sinclair says:
July 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

When I was younger I was pretty much what I "had" to be. Twenty-five with a 4-yr old and a baby in diapers and on my own, divorced after a year of marriage to a cheating husband, I had to get whatever jobs I could to feed my child and myself. I lied and got a "good" job as a sales manager. I knew the first months salary wouldn't pay my new Los Angeles rent. I didn't know a single person within 100 miles and I was ON MY OWN. Terrified. Four weeks after "lying" my way into my sales manager position the woman who hired me quit and I was promoted. Now I was "Director of Sales" for multiple hotels and on my way to the library to study what a sales manager does and to find out what the heck a Director of Sales did! My whole life when people have asked "what do you do" I've felt like saying "what do you need" because that's been my life. Do what I had to do to keep food on the table. My dream, long ago set aside after that first child was born at barely 22, would have been to be in television or movie production. My passion would have been to work on documentary films...but I just feel at 58 that time has come and passed.
Terri Haydon says:
July 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

I really wanted to be an Art & English Teacher! Unfortunately family pressures led me in a different direction.
diane mary says:
July 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

an interior designer for hotels.
April Bonia says:
July 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I would make my siblings and my Mom play "teacher" with me every evening after school. I would write tests for them and then grade them. It was pretty hilarious!
Lisa Bybel says:
July 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

When I was younger I wanted to be either an astronaut or an oceanographer. I though it would be adventurous and exciting to explore outer space or the depths of the ocean. Was there life on other planets? Could aliens have landed in the ocean and started a colony there? Maybe shooting stars were really fast moving spaceships. The questions were endless and my imagination kept conversation exciting and wondrous!
Stillwatersue says:
July 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

A nurse!!
Theresa says:
July 25, 2012 at 09:23 am

a nun
Sande Nosonowitz says:
July 25, 2012 at 09:09 am

I wanted to be a teacher and that was all I thought I would be good at.....I did not have the support to expand my horizons to anything else I may have pursued. You cannot turn back the hands of time, but you can use your expanded awareness & courage to reinvent yourself!
Karen says:
July 25, 2012 at 08:40 am

Happy!
Anna says:
July 25, 2012 at 08:36 am

I wanted to be a business owner. Did that, now I need to reinvent myself.
Susan says:
July 25, 2012 at 07:33 am

A ballerina!!
Diane F says:
July 25, 2012 at 06:53 am

I wanted to be a librarian. Unlimited access to books was so appealing.
Susan Hall says:
July 25, 2012 at 06:10 am

When I was young, I wanted to be a veterinarian, but as I got older, I realized I did not have the math skills to be able to achive this goal. I have always regretted not trying, but I can surround myself with animals to make it ok.
Maribel Cisneros says:
July 25, 2012 at 04:04 am

I wanted to be a Banker....
Mary A. Stovall says:
July 25, 2012 at 03:35 am

Lordy, that was so long ago, I don't even remember.
Pamela Goldman says:
July 25, 2012 at 02:36 am

Sportscaster or marketing professional sports.
KATHLEEN MARAVEL says:
July 25, 2012 at 02:24 am

SOCIAL WORKER
jennifer t. schultz says:
July 25, 2012 at 01:23 am

i wanted to be a doctor but my life's path took me to nursing. that was just as good and was very rewarding.
Wanda says:
July 25, 2012 at 01:18 am

When I was young, I wanted to be a travel writer. Some days, I still want to be a writer, but mostly I confine my writing to technical literature and annual reports. Indomtravel a lot, and I post aout it on ,y Facebook page all the time. But it is not my 'day job'.
Natalie J Vandenberghe says:
July 25, 2012 at 01:14 am

I wanted to be a missionary....
Danielle Donohue says:
July 25, 2012 at 01:14 am

dentist
Mamavalveeta03 says:
July 25, 2012 at 12:27 am

I wanted to be Barbie! Seriously, tho, I wanted to be an astronaut. It just didn't seem possible back then. It wasn't until feminists paved the way by breaking the glass ceiling (OK, I know it's still there, but it's a sheerer layer of glass!), that I truly believed I could be anything I wanted to be.
Pat says:
July 25, 2012 at 12:22 am

an art teacher
Gayle Bellemare says:
July 25, 2012 at 12:15 am

When I was younger I wanted to be everything, I wanted to save the world and care for all the needy souls but couldn't narrow it down from there. I still want to save the world.
Susie Schwieger says:
July 25, 2012 at 12:13 am

I wanted to become a juvenile court judge because I knew how tough it was to be a teenager.
Jana Hayes says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I wanted to be an Olympic Ice Skater.
wendy stine says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I wanted to be a farmer or a marine biologist. A farmer because I liked a boy who wanted to be a farmer, and a marine biologist so I could leave Detroit.
One out of three isn't bad.....
mintjulie says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I wanted to be an artist when i grew up. I thought it would be so awesome to colour and watercolour and play with clay everyday.
Rose OK says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm

How much younger are we talking? When I was in college, I wanted to work in TV, I ended up working in a library for 21 years. Now I get to sew for me, yeah!!!!!!!
dmnyes says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

When I was a little girl, I was always playing school with my 5 younger siblings. It must have been the mother hen in me. I grew up to be a primary grade school teacher. I think sometimes it's harder to entertain my students than it was to teach my little brother.
Rachel Salomons says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I wanted to be an Astronaut
Judy Mixon says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher. I did NOT like school as a child and wanted to make it fun to learn. Thirty three years of teaching, I am ready to try something new. Wow would this be great!!!!
MARI ANN says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

When I was younger, I really wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. My father passed away when I was 17 and my world changed. No longer encouraged to follow my dreams, I was feeling lucky to just survive. Life has turned out OK, but there are still times when I wish I could have followed my dream. Instead, I am now a successful realtor, and more or less content.
jule j mullins says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

i was a cook when i was younger. i wanted to be a military person when i grew up.
jule j mullins says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm

when i was younger i was a cook. when i grew up i wanted to be a military person.
Judi K. says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm

a dress designer
theresa dinger says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:59 pm

a doctor
nbongo says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:48 pm

When I was little I wanted to be an Indian, and live in a teepee and hunt and ride horses. Then I wanted to create music with a synthesizer (this was the 70's), then an Archaeologist, then anything that involved foreign travel and intrigue, from spy to clandestine analyst or researcher, then some role with UNESCO...
Suzanne M says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:39 pm

I always wanted to be an artist. Or rather creative so that art could bring purpose to my life.
DONNA says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:38 pm

I WANTED TO BE SO MANY THINGS, A TRANSLATOR WORKING FOR THE PENTAGON, ARTIST, ARCHITECT, MODEL, DANCER, CHEMIST, VETERNARIAN AND THE LIST GOES ON......
linda lukich says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:37 pm

I always wanted to be the best Mom I could be. I think I was and am that but somehow now that I am 54, I need to find more.
Beth Soltysiak says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:25 pm

T.V commentator, lounge singer and actress
Linda Munoz says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:24 pm

I wanted to join the army and become a nurse
susan hartman says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:20 pm

I wanted to be a writer when I was in school.
p.kopec says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:09 pm

a teacher
Maureen Beisel says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:08 pm

A doctor
patti lovecky says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:07 pm

when I was young i wanted to be a professional dancer and singer which really was far fetched since I can't carry a tune and am tone deaf. When it came to dancing I always thought I was great but my husband has since informed me that this isn't my fortay either.
Fortunately, I did eventually give up this dream and became a registered Nurse, which I absolutely loved and have never regretted.
Kim Piccioni says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:06 pm

Even though I had no RN's in my family ever since I can remember I wanted to be a RN. Which I grew up to become and LOVE.
Alan Rodberg says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:06 pm

I was a misspent youth, who grew up to work in offices, that's why I need a vacation.
nancy homapour says:
July 24, 2012 at 09:04 pm

When I was a child I was so facinated with the Apollo program, and the trips to the moon that I wanted to become an astronaut.
Nancy says:
July 24, 2012 at 08:51 pm

A microbiologist.
Betsy says:
July 24, 2012 at 08:49 pm

Happy, healthy and prosperous.... and that is what I still want to be!
Sue S. says:
July 24, 2012 at 08:47 pm

I don't really know exactly what I wanted to be. I was busy trying to not get hit. I know I wanted to be somebody. Somebody that would help people; help the weak and wounded gain respect and strength. I wanted to be a lawyer.
GAYLE DEVOE says:
July 24, 2012 at 08:44 pm

I wanted to be a weather girl on tv. I would watch the news and weather on tv. Then I would tape a map to the wall and take my mom's lipstick and draw on the map and pretend I was on tv. I loved it!
Beth Weatherford says:
July 24, 2012 at 08:39 pm

happy and content.
gracie reyna says:
July 24, 2012 at 08:09 pm

A succesful woman!
Susan says:
July 24, 2012 at 07:57 pm

A dancer!
vicki bogart says:
July 24, 2012 at 07:49 pm

"WISER" & "WEALTHY"
Jan Pieczynski says:
July 24, 2012 at 07:39 pm

School teacher
Jewel Hopson says:
July 24, 2012 at 07:38 pm

After college I became a flight attendant. Then I had a series of diverse jobs. Throughout my younger years, I wanted to be a rich man's wife; the trophy doll of a clever, successful, handsome man. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't even get close to that dream, because now I have plans to become the person I wanted to marry.
CDSmile says:
July 24, 2012 at 07:34 pm

A model,which I did for several years. In my adult life I took care of four family members, one after the other. Each of them had cancer and only wanted a close family member to care for them. I even had cancer myself! I proud to say,"I'm the sole survivor out of everyone that had cancer in my immediate family!
Sue Garner says:
July 24, 2012 at 07:24 pm

A Ballerina of course!!
Carol Brown says:
July 24, 2012 at 07:04 pm

Nurse
Cindy Rios says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:55 pm

A Mommy :)

I have always loved being with children and my dream when I was younger was to have twins a boy and girl.

I never had children but I was blessed to have 12 nieces and nephews. I was with 4 of them when they were born and it was such an awesome experience. I love all my kids and thank my brothers for allowing me to be such a special part in their children's lives.

Now I take care of my elderly mother at home and visit her companion of many years in a nursing home.

Only God knew what I should do. As a job I run various companies. Business Manager, HR, AP, AR etc. From the A to the Z of the company.
Becky says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:49 pm

I wanted glamore and adventure : A movie star or being a stewardess.
harriet42861 says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:41 pm

a teacher
bedford1tom1 says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:41 pm

Happy... and beautiful inside and out.
Marsha D. says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:40 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher.
Kay Weldy says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:33 pm

I always wanted to be a nurse all my life. I'm proud to say I achieved that goal & I'm very thankful for the years that I had the privilege of serving my patients & families. Nursing is a wonderful profession. My last 13 years of nursing was dedicated to hospice nursing. Most of my patients & families gave me much more than I felt that I gave them in caring for them in their home setting. I learned to always look for the positives, be thankful for each day, have courage & hope, love unconditionally & always have a sense of humor & for all these thing they gave to me I am so blessed & forever thankful.
Liz Pastula says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:31 pm

I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast.
Wendy Rowand says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:23 pm

I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was very young due to the fact that I LOVED animals. I decided later that I would make a much better teacher--and I did for more than 30 years!
Michelle says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:10 pm

Meeting President Carter inspired me to go into government and make a difference. 20+ years in Gov't and hoping I can still make a difference.
Suzanne Reschke says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:06 pm

I always wanted to be a Police Woman so I could help everyone.
Valerie says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:03 pm

Joyful!
Helen Trautman says:
July 24, 2012 at 06:02 pm

A role model and mentor to young girls; especially to young women who did not have the opportunities that I had.
Arlene says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:58 pm

I wanted to be a lot of things when I grew up and I'm still trying to decide! LOL
sarah woods says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:56 pm

An inventor
Paceda Petrone says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:56 pm

I wanted to be a reporter.
SheilaS says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:50 pm

I could really use this.
I am going to be facing some hard economic issues soon and I am very stressed.Being forced to take furlow days from work.I need every penny I earn now.....guess it's time to look for another job or a part time job.I don't want to lose my years in at my current job b/c I am so close to being "vested".
Oh could I use stress relief!
AMOGINESQ says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:44 pm

I wanted to have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I had the 4 children, girl-boy-girl-girl. The best laid plans....
ray says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:39 pm

pro baseball player
marlene says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:36 pm

Our budget doesn't include travel! Would love to win a trip!
Nancy says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:31 pm

I just found out 2 months ago all I really wanted to be was a grandmother.
Beth says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:22 pm

Sounds divine! Love to attend.
Lynne D. says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:21 pm

A nurse, there was never any other choice, and that is exactly what I did. Never regretted it for a moment.
intenseot says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:21 pm

When I was younger I was called "the group psychiatrist "
When very one was making out in "seven mites in heaven", I was counseling.
I was 5'9'' at 12 years old (and yes, continued to grow). My parents thought that psychiatry was "malarky" and therefore I was completely discouraged from my dream.
I really did want to be a psychiatrist.
I did become an Occupational Therapist and helped people and a variety of populations both physically and emotionally ..but have continued to support my daughter in her dreams however challenging they may be.
Molly says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:20 pm

An author. Still do. More than that I wanted to be a mother - and to give my children the kind of happy childhood my parents gave me.
Carol Cotton says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:08 pm

I always wanted to be a great mom like my mom was.
Marlene says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:05 pm

I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!! But I'm having a heck of a ride!
Paula Pile says:
July 24, 2012 at 05:01 pm

I knew that I wanted to do something to help teenagers become happy as I was a miserable teen as my mother and I did not understand each other. I worked with teens in the beginning of my career. As a woman in her late fifties I am trying to figure out what I would find meaningful to do with the rest of my life.
Ellen Garfield says:
July 24, 2012 at 04:55 pm

When I was young, I wanted to be a singer. Then a writer. Then an archeologist. Well two out of three is not too bad! Today I am a singer/songwriter.
BlueBear says:
July 24, 2012 at 04:54 pm

I had no idea what I wanted to be. It's what I wanted to DO that I remember most. I wanted to travel, to live overseas. I did travel and lived overseas in London for eight years and in the Far East for eight years. I went to London as a job transfer and thoroughly enjoyed my job and the entire experience. I've lived my early dream. Now, it's what to do at 67 and retired. I feel like I'm in a swamp with no way out, just waiting to die!
Connie says:
July 24, 2012 at 04:52 pm

From the time I was a teenager, I have always wanted to teach small children. Today and in the past that's the career I have taken on.
Gail Ahern says:
July 24, 2012 at 04:29 pm

When younger, chronologically, I always wanted to be what I am today..........a 69 year old woman that I love and treasure with life experiences that could fill a library shelf!!!!....I continue to amaze myself for I have lived my dream of traveling for 6 months throughout Asia and finding my most passionate passion, volunteerism for 2 years in Tanzania. I wouldn't trade one day today for those bygone days of youth, for my wisdom today is priceless, my daily experiences glorious!!!!!
Cathy Wood says:
July 24, 2012 at 04:10 pm

A writer, just like Jo March in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women."
Norma Taylor says:
July 24, 2012 at 04:04 pm

I wanted to be a race car driver. That is so funny because now, I have absolutely NO interest in racing or even in cars! Thankfully, we do not make set in stone decisions when we are children. That would be awful!
SharonC says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:48 pm

A doctor
Eileen says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:42 pm

Health care professional who would like to be an active, healthy, and still caring working FOF.
Sue Elley says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:37 pm

I wanted to be a dancer on Broadway.
Mary Montague says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:37 pm

I WAS A BEAUTICIAN NOW I AM A HOUSEWIFE
Annmarie says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:32 pm

When I was a child I wanted to be a ballerina, a wife and mother. In my teens I chose to be an artist, world traveller and fashion designer. In my twenties, I decided on becoming a stewardess, diplomat in the foreign service and linguist. Later I thought of studying to be a medical doctor, psychologist or architect. Now I still dream of becoming a writer of children's storybooks, a librarian, archeologist/anthropologist and do mission work with orphans. But life does not happen the way you want it to. I am very fortunate to have worked in most of the fields I chose and I will never stop learning for the fun of it.
helen says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:30 pm

i want to be rich --never happen
Vicki Morgan says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:29 pm

I wanted to be someone who made a "difference" in the world, someone who left a positive impression on those whose lives crossed mine. I wanted to be someone who loved life and laughter and all the wonderful things this life has to offer. I believe I am still on that path of growing up.
Mary Martha says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:23 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher and that is exactly what I have become!
Diana B. says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:17 pm

What a wonderful gift. I could never afford it on my own. It sounds like an enlightening experience and chance to learn. I need both. Thank you.
Georgia says:
July 24, 2012 at 03:00 pm

I wanted to be a successful playwrite, author, and actress...
I wrote a one-woman show -- produced, premiered and performed it in April 2011 -- 2.5 years after the unexpected death of my husband (with my father's death following just 3 short weeks later...)...

So, in some ways, God allowed me to achieve that...however -- for my day job, I am a Publishing Manager and Editor for an engineering nonprofit for 23 years...
Marilyn says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:56 pm

Ive always loved books- wanted to be a librarian
cynthia says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:49 pm

I Wanted to take after my mother who passed away when I was 10 years old. She traveled to spanish speaking countries selling bilingual books.
Carole Johnson says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:44 pm

The list is long! From a nun to a singer!
Cindy Weber says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:44 pm

I wanted to be a doctor, at one point. I regret that I didn't, at times.
Marie says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:42 pm

My first ambition was to grow up and be Julie Andrews! That did change, however, by the age of 6 or 7.
Patricia Marinace says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:40 pm

Brenda Starr.
Stresslessdiva says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:38 pm

I wanted to be a cowgirl or a ballerina.
I didn't want to be a mother or teacher. Of course, that's where I found myself -- fortunately!
Nancy Scott says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:32 pm

I wanted to be a farm manager at an equestrian centre.
Deborah Shirley says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:28 pm

I wanted to grow up to be a writer, who was also the best wife and mother I could possibly be, so my husband and children would never want to trade me in on a new model.
tammy k says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:26 pm

All I can remember is wanting to see the world (and be a veterinarian). Fortunately, seeing the world is an ongoing process, which never ends. You can never really say that you've accomplished this goal.
Being a vet is still on the list, but I chose being a volunteer first responder to fill in part of that gap!
However humans in pain bite harder ; )
D' Forman says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:15 pm

I would have liked to been a vet, specializing in cats.
Nonnie says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:14 pm

I wanted to work with animals - the Circus would have fit the bill! I don't see how I could have ever thought living in a camper with 5 other people would have ever worked!!
Elyse Friedman says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:13 pm

I wanted to be a fashion designer, an anthropologist, and a writer.
Kiki says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:12 pm

I wanted to be a dancer! The universe had different plans for me and brought me to a peaceful place.
Kathy Freeman says:
July 24, 2012 at 02:02 pm

A famous wardrobe designer.
Diane Nunes says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:59 pm

I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic and travel the world.
Carol says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:55 pm

I think I always wanted to be a teacher - and although I'm not in front of a classroom full of kids, my job does give the opportunity to teach better ways of doing things (I'm in healthcare quality improvement). So maybe my dream job did become my reality!
Kathryn Kondrad says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:52 pm

Someone making their living using their creativity and intelligence!
Gypsy says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:50 pm

Stuck in a rut and really could use some professional help to become the new me! This sounds so wonderful and the setting is gorgeous!
Sandhya Vasa says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:49 pm

Successful Mother and Professional
Linda P. says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:48 pm

My first job was a Hair Stylist. I always wanted to do something where I could travel and see the world, maybe a translator. Anyway, I have been a truly happy Mom for the last 18 years. Life is good. I have been so blessed.
Bette says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:44 pm

I desperately wanted to be a dress designer. Actually, form of art work including decorating was my dream. I would spend hours reading fashion and decorating magazines. I made most of my high school wardrobe. As a young bride, I made a lot of the furniture in our first apartment. And then I refurbushed and painted nearly everything else.
Pat O says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:40 pm

I wanted to be a nurse. That, and teacher, were the only 2 options I was given and since there was a nursing program in my high school, that's what I chose. I needed a job immediately after high school and that seemed the quickest way to something that would pay well.
Ruth Franklin says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:29 pm

I always wanted to be an attorney and help people. I'm in administration in the VA Hospital here at the Gainesville (FL) Veterans Hospital! I got my "dream". I am impacting those that have served our country so well. I am blessed to have that opportunity! A DREAM is what you make it.
ARIZKID says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:23 pm

NICE PROMO
A lawyer, protecting and advocating for those who could not says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:23 pm

Through child-rearing, divorce, and cancer with resultant loss of job, I have lost my career and my sense of self. I am now faced with reinventing my career for the third and hopefully last time in order to make the most of my remaining productive years. (I am 54 years old.). I need
guidance but with two college tuitions as a single mother cannot afford to treat myself to this conference. I would be thrilled and grateful to win the chance to attend.
Dorinda Hallenbeck says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:22 pm

I always wanted to be a Mother first, and had dreams of helping others in some way...as it turned out iwas able to have an interior design business, and teach quilting, design murals and stencils....I think and hope I made ALOT of people happy...especially my two now grown children!! :-)
Judy Brenner says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:19 pm

A teacher! Finally working on getting that accomplished. I am a sub for our schools, and am working on getting my teaching certificate! Slow but steady!
Paula says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:15 pm

I wanted to be a soldier in the WAC (Women's Army Corp). I loved the way they looked in their uniforms. My father was a soldier at the time and he did everything to dissuade me. When I graduated from HS I was in the last group of women who went into the WAC before it was disbanded to the new Army. I loved my time in the service and retired after 21 years.
Judie Paranuk says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:14 pm

A mature, caring, and loving adult.
I hope I achieved my goal to others. For myself, I think I did a pretty good job.
Marva Taylor says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:14 pm

When I was younger, I had two career choices - to be a linquist at the United Nations or to be a lawyer. I ended becoming a lawyer.
Evy Davis says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:13 pm

Like most kids, when I was younger, I really did not know what I wanted to be when I "grew up.". As a child of the 70's, I was told "I could be anything I wanted to be." I liked watching Julia on TV so being a nurse seemed like a good profession. But the teachers on Room 222 were so cool, that maybe I would work in a high school? And Marlo Thomas and Mary Tyler Moore made being a young, single gal in the city so appealing, I could see myself in my own small apartment with huge flowered wall paper on the walls. Ultimately, my best role model was my mom - a business woman with 4 kids working in a man's world but being a great mother. Today I own a small recruiting and search firm and try very hard to be a Carol Brady kind of mother!!
Ginger says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:10 pm

I said I wanted to be a psychologist and I am! But secretly, I really wanted to travel the world like a gypsy.....that part is still to come!
Jo Cavins says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:10 pm

I wanted to be a journalist. I've ended up teaching writing but that does leave out the exotic travel I had envisioned.
Susan says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:08 pm

President of my family's business.
Linda says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:06 pm

Always thought I wanted to be a teacher that didnt happen but even better I spend my days with people with disabilities and I continue to be amazed by them and see so many abilities!!!
Carole Penner says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

All I ever wanted to be was a jazz singer. I still sing, but just for fun!
Sharon says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

People person
Terri Jean says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I wanted to be a writer, got a degree in English, and now am a practicing aesthetician ~ It's been a great adventure!
Susan says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I wanted to be a child pyschologist. Now I'm a teacher - which is the same thing, really. So I got my wish!
claudia saban says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

claudia saban
Dea says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I wanted to be "not a dental hygienist" - which is what I became. I really wanted work with horses (which I did but not professionally) and to become a chemist or microbiologist. Maybe I will still do : ) 2nd Life starts at 55?
DELIA SADLER says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

A GIVER
Michelle says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I wanted to be a writer. Always.
Pamela says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I always wanted to work in the corporate world, whether it was designing or overseeing many people, half has come true, its not many people but some. ;-)
Kgritts says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I wanted to be a missionary and travel all over the world serving children in third world countries.
Deb says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I wanted to be a football player. The closest I came to the field was as a high school cheerleader! Today, my husband,my sons and my grandson love the fact that I am a passionate and vocal fan. Little do they know that my active imagination has transported me to the field where Darrell Revis and I are the "shut-down" cornerbacks for the JETS!
Lisa says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

An English teacher.
Caren singer says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I would have like to have been an attorney . But I Ended up having many many adventures , living in different cities, running my own successful businesses and being a wife and mother to two great kids. I'm now retired, in my early sixties and have moved to Manhattan with my husband and we are having the time of our life !!!!
Ellen Benton says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I always knew I wanted to be successful when I was growing up. I started my career in telecommunications and worked at being the best in each job I had in a diverse array of jobs. The first position was an operator looking up phone numbers in three phone books! Try being the best in that job! Then, I transferred to the warehouse. There I learned many aspects of logistics. I even could operated a forklift and a cherry picker! Then, I became an installer in the central office. I learned electrical engineering and how voice, data and video is transmitted throughout the world. So, when I left to become a sales assistant, I was told I was the best installer that they had. Being in sales, I learned telemarketing and many people skills. Which, then led me to become a sales and service manager of the busiest stores the company had! Whew! I still was not finished...I took an early retirement and went back to college! And for a brief period, I managed a fishing and camping facility! I even had to wake up the worms when I sold them..ugh! Some casinos in Las Vegas were my next destination, in which I managed a couple is stores in them. I also worked in accounting! Then I went back into telecommunications as an accountant that knew the engineering side! Finally, I became an engineer in telecommunications! I never ever thought that I would know so much about the workings of phones, video and data, as well pricing them out, reporting to stockholders, handling legalities and sales! But here I am and I did my best in each aspect of my career. And today, I volunteer at hospitals and I have of course learned many different jobs within the hospital system! I believed that I have always wanted to be a "jack of all trades"! The more knowledge, the better!
Margaret H. Bynoe says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I retred at age 65 as a Vice President of Human Resources for TJX Corporation: parent company of TJMaxx, Marshall's, HomeGoods, Winners, and ( T K Maxx, Eurpoe).

I want to win because I take dare of my 90 year old Mom who lives with me and need time off to find out who I retired to become. Thanks
Cindy says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I wanted to be a gym teacher but in high school I hurt my knees and that was the end of that. Sigh
Debbie says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I'm sure many women wanted to be a wife AND a mother. Honesty, I only remember wanting to be a mother. But when I got older I did make the connection and as it turns out, I couldn't have been happier having become both!
j27 says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

When I was young I wanted to be a nurse, but after volunteering as a Candy Striper I quickly changed my mind. I learned I really didn't have the stomach for nursing so I changed to a business curriculum. I would love to quit my day job and run my own business.
Carol Rowland says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

A fashion designer
Vicki says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Oh the things I would be – a jockey, a veterinarian, a model, a fashion designer, a buyer, a Supreme Court Justice, owner of my own boutique store, a writer….my dreams changed frequently but no matter what they were always BIG. Since then I’ve managed a retail store, been a successful corporate banker and managed the marketing efforts for a global professional services firm supporting the law and insurance sectors. Now in my 3rd incarnation I am combining my love of fashion with my knowledge of the business world, and helping people define their personal style, assuring that their individual message shines through from head to hem. While I may not of become any of those things I thought I would all those years ago, at 50 I am thrilled with the direction I am taking and can’t wait to see what unfolds next!
michelle geil says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Looking back through my childhood photo album, I wanted to be, at various times, a nurse and teacher. However, my overriding love, which I vividly remember deciding at age 4, was to be an actress. We were acting out a fairy tale in preschool, and I can recall with utter clarity, thinking, "I want to do this for the rest of my life!" And for many years I did, and I'm sure I will continue to do so in one way or another. Love is eternal, after all (-:
marjorie zeidner says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

A character from Little Women. I thought sitting around a fire being poor and reading aloud with your family would be the perfect life.
Barbie Phillips says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

An artist!
Karen Croner says:
July 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm

You can define younger a lot of ways. When I was in my 20's I wanted to be a screenwriter, writing important political dramatic stories. And I did that. But one day in my 40's a light bulb went off I realized that in fact I was following the path my father wanted for me. And what I always wanted to do was write comedy. Silly, laugh out loud, female comedy, the kind of movie Tina Fey would want to be in. So I changed paths and wrote a comedy and low and behold we just finished filming it with Tina Fey! So with age came the realization and freedom to do what was really in my heart!
loralee roberts says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

just a kid but when i got married to my husband (a chicago policeman i joined the chicago police force also.
Kathleen says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

There were many careers swirling in my young mind; from horse jockey to poet. I was always on an adventure, looking to experience new things. Now I enjoy traveling to places with cultures and history that open my mind.
Katrina Hooper says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

I wanted to be a wife and mother ;)
Nancy says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

You will probably never believe this, but when I was in grade school, I wanted to be a nun. Yes, you read that correctly! High school changed my mind on that, lol. Getting right into the working world out of high school was practical for me, coming from a large family with 9 brothers and sisters, you needed to work to get the things you wanted.
Anyway, this sounds like a wonderful way to spend 3 days! Hope I get the chance :)
LMQ says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

I wanted to be an actress, but ended up working in a hospital and then in the legal field for many years. I've now reached a crossroads in my life and want to again explore my creative side, perhaps through food and/or photography.
Delores Kenyon says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

Architect, designer and/or artist. At 55, I still dream of doing all 3. I'm waiting for retirement (not that far away) and then I'm going to start having fun.
Kimberly says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:46 am

I wanted to be a wife and mother!!!
Patty Russo says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

Always wanted to be a mom, but nature did not allow it to happen. :(
drsusan32 says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

When I was very young, I wanted to be an acrobat! That didn't happen but it is nice to able to do cartwheels and the splits at 50 plus. Exercise still makes me real great!
Tammy Allen says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

I wanted to be a producer/song writer when I grew up. I got pregnant at 17 and never finished college. My baby is soon to be 35 (smile!)
lourdes arce says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

I wanted to be a psychiatrist.
Jamie M says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

I have spent a career as a workers' compensation analyst. I haven't grown up yet, and I plan to play till the end.
Nonie Bernard says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

I wanted to be an artist, to channel my creativity and love of nature from its source, through my senses and my soul, back out through my hands, in order to inspire and contribute to society.
newtoy42 says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

Will try anything to check it out
Jane Boren says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

Since I was 5 years old, I wanted to be an archaeologist. My depression-era parents thought this was impractical and were only willing to pay for a 'girl's' education that would train for nursing or teaching. I retired from a wonderful teaching career and immediately went back to school to take classes in anthropology with an emphasis on archaeology. I went on to work in 4 western national parks working with and giving educational programs in archaeology of Southwestern Cultures. Yay me!
Julie says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:33 am

A veterinarian, just like my dad. Never happened.
mollyann says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:28 am

makeup artist
Elizabeth Lupton says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

I was a single mom working full time w/part time jobs to make the bills. I also went to college at night w/my son in tow because I could not afford a sitter. I eventually went to the Paralegal Institute and became a Litigation Paralegal for one of the top firms in Philadelphia, PA.

I wanted to be an FBI Agent. In grade school when I told the teacher, who was filling out some kind of chart about all the children in the class, she explained to me:
1. That was a mans job;
2. I would have to go to law school (which was also a
mans job
Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

I wanted to be a schoolteacher, run a health-food store, and be a pianist. And I've been able to do all of those things!
Valeria Rome says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

When I was younger, I was filled with insecurities and I dreamed of growing up to be a popular, self-confident and inspiring artist instead of drowning in self-doubt.
My life has taken many twists and turns and I learned to mask my insecurities with accomplishments. Even though I often hated where I ended up. At 51, I find that I have become a "loner" type of person and now I feel uncomfortable in group situations. Overweight, which of course makes me feel unattractive, dumpy and I can't seem to find clothing styles that fit my 5'2" body or even the words to often express myself. Over this past year, I have been trying to start a new business. (I know, what am I thinking!) I have always been a crafty person, so I am trying to get a jewelry business off the ground. I love the creative process but I am struggling with the selling portion of the business. I want to feel confident about myself and my jewelry. To be happy and comfortable in a crowd. I would love some guidance in this area of my life. This retreat sounds like a life changing opportunity!
carrieobrien says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

I have always wanted to write
Yvonne Girela says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

I was unfortunately teased so much that the laughter created my dream of wanting to be the next Carol Burnett. I figured if I can make ppl laugh...then let me try to be one of the best comedienne's ever.
Linette says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

I wanted to be a psychologist because tht would be a way of helping people find solutions to their problems.
Lyn McCormick says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

A musician
etsiketsi@aol.com says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

I wanted to be famous! I would have loved to become an actress.....still do...lol...even at my age!
Karen Ray says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

As a teenager, I wanted to be a teacher. Instead, I became a pharmacist. Now that I am retired, I wish to be a travel photographer.
Cindy says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

I still don't know.
Debbie Gilley says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

I was a red-headed freckle faced kid living in a rural area of Florida, with my parents and younger brother and sister. I had always loved and still do helping others and worked as a red cross "candy stripe" volunteer in the local hosptial. I dreamed of one day helping others and choose a career in medical. I aspired to become a physician but got side tracked in college with the social life that college provides, letting my grades drop below the level to be considered for medical school. However I did choose a medical profession and spent the rest of my life caring for others either a a direct caregiver or as a person who regulates the use of radiation in medicine. I am now promoting patient safety in radiotherapy in an international organization.
Lisa Di Tomasso says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

When I was younger I wanted to be an Airline Stewardess but my parents were so much against it - so I changed course. :)
micita says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:12 am

I wanted to be a singer - I used to stand on the table and sing "Let Me Go, Lover" - what a ham I was!
:0)
Mary Jo Gardere says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to be a professional singer and actress on Broadway.
Dolores says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to do so many things. Be an actress, have my own boutique. Things didn't quite turn out that way but I do have a great family. (something you do not think about when you are young) :)
Susan Tatich says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

I dreamed of singing and dancing on Broadway since I was four years old. Unfortunately it remained a dream and something that I enjoy to relieve stress performing on a community level. I have been working as a nurse for 32 years to pay the bills. Oh the harsh reality of not becoming a star!!!!
Pam Beck says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

I had always wanted to teach, even when I was a successful Insurance Claims adjuster and young Mother.
In the mid-1980s, after being downsized, I began volunteering in a local historic garden while my children were in school, discovering my passion for all things green and growing. It didn't take long before I was writing gardening advice articles for my hometown newspaper and presenting local garden programs. An amazingly convoluted journey has lead this FOF to becoming a professional garden writer and lecturer, realizing my dream.
sussexr says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

Sounds like a wonderful retreat.
susan says:
July 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

this trip looks fantastic. when i was younger i wanted to help other people; i think i would have liked to be a nurse
GramGwen says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wanted to be a writer, or journalist. My mother said I should be a librarian and I replied that I liked to read books not make those little bitty cards. Ten years later under the influence of librarian friends I did become a librarian by getting an MLS. It has been the perfect job for me utilizing a love of books with a little bit of knowledge about a lot of things. Goes to show that mothers are often right about their children. P.S. I still do some writing.
Maryellen Carew says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

Back in the day, women weren't out there as role models in roles other than mommy and teacher and secretary. So at one point I wanted to be a teacher. But things that made me happy then included reading stories, writing my own stories and drawing pictures for them. When there was opportunity, I loved singing (however poorly) and being in local kids shows (we would have hardly called it acting!).
Ann Altaher says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wanted to be a piano player.I use to throw coins in wishing wells and wish for a piano . Said to say I never did get one, but now I'm 53 and have a 17 year old son who I purchased a casio piano and plays by ear anything. Somehow my wish was fufilled.
Deb Levinson-Reznick says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

I wanted to be a happy and fulfilled adult with a wonderful significant other and a writing career. I got the most important parts of that wish, eventually!
Carol says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

I wanted to be someone who "MADE A DIFFERENCE" I finally feel I am coming into my own -as I approach 60, and can honestly say it's starting to feel like I make an impact. I am a Volunteer Director for a local Enironmental Organization. Finally after almost 18 years, people are strating to "Get it." At least I'm hopeful
linda says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

When I was younger I wanted to be either a hand writing anaylst or an architect.
tracey says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

I wanted to go to culinary school and be a pastry chef but 30 yrs ago, culinary schools were not as popular an education choice as they are now. However, I may still go to a local school or at least take classes once I retire.
Michelle says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

I wanted to be a physical therapist, but decided while I was in college to be a physician. I know, that's pretty boring.
Karen Cowdry says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

a mother and a writer.
Mary Williams says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:51 am

A Mother. I loved cheaper by the dozen and I wanted a dozen kids. 4 was a good number for me to settle with and I love being a Mom. 10 years ago I started another career as a financial planner....now fullfilling another thing I wanted to do when I was a child....save money and plan for my retirement
Denise says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

I always wanted to work with children mainly as a children's librarian or a school librarian - unfortunately when I was graduating there were no jobs in my field!
Tracy Warzer says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

I wanted to be an artist who travelled around the world making art, meeting people, going to outdoor bistro's and sketching or Plein Aire landscape painting. When I wasn't travelling to some exotic location I would be on a houseboat in California, or in a renovated bus or Airstream camper that would be like a mixed media work of art itself, all hand-painted and with found objects, and it would have a studio space. I would stop at art festivals and galleries to sell work, and also offer art classes for youth-at-risk, and the general public, to inspire building community through the Arts.......nice to revisit those dreams-Thanks!!!
Lori says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

when I was a child I loved to play nurse. So, when I grew up I became one. :)
Kathi Elster says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

I wanted to be a peace maker
Sandy Pilgrim says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

When I was young I dreamed about becoming a singer. :) I have worked all my life earlier in customer service and later as an admin assistant. I have 2 great children.
Christine Paull says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

Three things...an Airline Pilot, A teacher, and a Horse Farmer...not one was ever done. I have no regrets, I look back with fond feelings as I never needed to do those things with the life that was dealt me. I travel without the responsibility of being a Pilot, I got the degree without the responsibility of being a teacher, and being a Horse Farmer is just too hard!
Terry says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

I would love to meet with some of the contributors (from whom I learn so much and very much appreciate) to the Fab over 50 and Three Tomatoes websites. I don't ever want to stop learning and growing! And to get the chance to connect with all of this wisdom and postive energy would be incredible!!! Please pick me.
Vera Jane says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

As a pre-teen I wanted to be a jockey, but quickly grew too big. Then I wanted to be a model which my mother quickly rejected. Still wish I had pushed the modeling idea.
Heidi Raker Goldstein says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:45 am

When I was younger, I couldn't wait to grow up! My goal was simply to be "a grown up" -- someone who could make decisions for herself and others, get married and have children of her own. Now that I am grown up with a husband and three kids, I wonder how I could have wanted to rush through childhood into adulthood which is at once wonderful, exciting, full of responsibilities, so many needs of others to put before my own and, of course, not nearly enough carefree time to fill with childlike wonder and relaxation.
Alison says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:45 am

I wanted to own a shop when I was younger, something very unique and funky with fun and cool "stuff."
Kathleen Riley-Daniels says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

A veterinarian -- isn't that what everyone wants to be? As time progressed and my educational path varied, I actually ended up in sales and marketing.

Now I find myself seeking new meaning in my life and this would be an excellent opportunity to start on a new path.

Plus, to see and photograph the Catskill Mountains and do a compare and contrast from my childhood to now would be amazing! (Oh yes, that could be a great stepping stone into my new future!)

As an added perk, I could meet FOF's own chief pundit, Barbara Hannah Grufferman -- a Facebook friend could become an in-the-flesh friend, Yay!

Thanks for the opportunity to attend!
Dolly Peress says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

I'm still growing up at 75. What I am trying to be is an evolved women who is is hoping to make this a better world!
Gwendolyn Graham says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

From my first memories (around age 3) I wanted to be a nurse. I remember my mother making me a nurses cap with a big red cross on it.
I grew-up to become a registered nurse, and continued on to become a nurse practitioner and a professor of nursing. I also served in the USAR Nurse Corps.
Lyn says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

A teacher, or a Secret Service Woman!
OR to win a trip to Woodstock NY!
Kathie Fuston says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

When I was a child I dreamed of being an archeologist, to travel to see the pyramids in Egypt, the Parthenon in Athens, the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall in northern China. I was fascinated by how people have lived through the ages, and interested in the remnants they left behind. As an adult, although I have another career, I've realized my childhood dream by traveling to these places and learning as much as I can about ancient cultures.
sandy h says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

I wanted to work with kids as a librarian, to get them to love books as much as i did [and still do!]. I got derailed because i didn't want to get another degree in education -- at the time you needed that to work in the schools, not sure if you do now -- so i went the special library (corporate) route. I'm now a cataloger, still working with books, but not with kids other than my own (-- but I did work in a bookstore for a while and worked with kids and their parents then!)
Bryon Reap says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

The only thing I want to do is be an airline pilot
karen stern says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

I wanted to be just like Clara Barton and i wanted to work with newborn babies, babies are a true love of mine. I did not fulfill my dream, i wound up being a single parent and working three jobs , but now i have three beautiful granddaughters , a mystery on the way.
kathleen says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

A teacher, or a rock star!
Robin says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

a singer (I've never been able to carry a tune)
Carol Godette says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

A teacher as that was one of the few options for women at the time.
L. Grigar says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

When I was young, coming from a large family, I just wanted to be a Mommy. I was going to have 12 children. Have one, now 30 years old and a fantastic adult!
casey04 says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

A dancer. I still love to dance.
Please enter me for the trip to Woodstock Spa!
Great idea!!
Susan says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

When I was a kid I love making things organized, and functional. I want to be a professional organizer with a style of form and function.
LydiaAlice says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

when I was 9 years old, I wanted to write mysteries.
Deborah Piera says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

I had dreams of being a ballerina. But always being chubby dashed my hopes of that ever happening.
Karen Strickholm says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:35 am

A writer. I wanted to be a writer, before I could even read. One of the first things I ever wrote was a poem, about the beauty of my grandmother's hands. I think I was seven. I created a career for myself (marketing and PR) where I could stealth-write (ghost-write articles, and write marketing materials, press releases, reports, brochures, etc.). Now, having had two brain tumors and a major pulmonary embolism all since 2008, I just started on Social Security disability, and at age 54 am working to understand who I really am, outside that identity and career I had created for myself, and if writing is still my path.
Cheryl says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:35 am

I always wanted to be a mom, but also an English teacher.
Wendy says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:34 am

A consumer advocate
susan says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:34 am

I wanted to be happy and free of other's opinions and rules. Now I am my own person but seem to forget the happy part- I am learning to count my blessings and realize that i actually have what I always wanted!
Carol Colman says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:34 am

I wanted to be an astronaut!
Leslie Traill says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a teacher and now I am a Coach teaching women tap into the fountain of youth and become Sexy over Sixty by changing their minds, changing their bodies and changing their lives...
DawnMarie Helin says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a journalist. I lvoed writing about current events, commentary and prose. I even thought the best way to get there (since college was not an option; my parents could not afford it), I would be a stewardess and get my wordly travel in while making money for school. Turns out, I did neither. I've had a satisfying life eing a mom, and working as a professional. However, in my 50's I see a chance to be anything in my newest Chapter!!
Judy Scott says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

I want to be a fashion designer. Loved to make my own clothes. Used several patterns ..Still love to feel fabric.
Cathy Szewc says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

I wanted to work with animals. Maybe as a healer? But due to financial issues I was unable to pursue this desire....still adore animals. I feel a real connection to them..especially cats and dogs.
Diane Z says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

A professional dancer. There was no better feeling than having your body under your skillful control twirling effortlessly, so freeing and joyful.
debra derella cheren says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

At first a marine biologist, then educator.
Ended in sales promotion and marketing first 15 years, Real estate 2nd half and educator of sustainable conscious living .
Penny Boyer says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I do take care of pets as a pet sitter and animal rescue advocate, but I realized early on that I couldn't handle the sight of blood and such!
Denise says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

When I was a child I wanted to be an air hostess and travel.this didn't become my career but I did get to travel through my determination!
gshep says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

I wanted to be a Gospel Singer and travel around the world with the Good News .
Laura says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

When I was younger I had a wonderful guidance counselor in high school. We became friends. In fact, she would sometimes take me home. She made a big impression on me and I knew I wanted to be a counselor/therapist when I greew up. I have been a mental health therapist now or over 30 years.
Patricia Arnold says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

i wanted to be a graphic artist. i loved to draw and was pretty good according to my family.
mclarkin says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

Early on I wanted to do something with my background of numerous languages. But, at my father's last duty station, I became impatient with my instructors whom I felt were not challenging me enough.
My impatience lead me to another path of Nursing and Acting. This has lead me to experience so many opportunites, even using my Nursing background and acting to consulting on health care film sets and assisting with the scripts of health care films. I have no regrets....
Mary says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

I wanted to be teacher, however, I worked and supported my family, so I had to lead by example instead of the classroom.
Karen McCants says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

A very successful Business women, a model ,spokesperson wife and mother. Also Finacially solvent.
Michele Cox says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

My grandest aspiration was to be a psychiatrist or psychologist. I love studying nutrition and it's effects on our bodies, life, and happiness.

I am a Financial Advisor through a lucky job interview.
Barbara says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

I wanted to be an astronaut.
Adamsmom says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

I wanted to be a flight attendant!
Angela says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

Wanted to become a professional woman helping other women feeling good about themselves. Me, being a full figured woman, own a full figured pageant system and my dream has come somewhat answered, but want to make it more accessible to women and also have a boutique!
Michelle Settle says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

I wanted to be an elevator operator like the ones on TV and in nice department stores when I was growing up in the 1960's.
As I matured my was told I should investigate the law, being a comedian, being a singer with a band, being a chef-and I did try all these things.
Through all this, the never waver part of me wanted to be a Mom-and that I am most proud of acheiving.
campton says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

I wanted to be a director of an educational center. Things have changed!
LuminousBeing says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

I intend to be a fully realized Human Being, who is also a Woman, who is filled with Love, Life, Joy, Prosperity, Health, Happiness, and WISDOM.
Linda says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

Since the age of 5, I have wanted to be a teacher. I now have more than 30 years in the field of education that includes being a Special Ed teacher and School Guidance Counselor.
Cindy Boyd says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

I wanted to be a psychologist first, then a designer, then a CPA. I ended up a banker!
Estella Pate says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

I had two wishes - I wanted to be a music teacher - and I did for nine years before I started working with music in museums - and I wanted to play the harp - too many Marx Brother movies with Harpo :) - and I did that also.
Carol says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

A pilot!
Marcie says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

astronaut
Louise OKeefe says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

Wanted to be a nurse
Anita Madsen says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

I was an award-winning print and web content journalist (writer/editor) for 25 years, specializing in medicine and health.
Pauline says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

When I was very little, I wanted to be a ballerina. When I was a teenager I wanted to be an interior decorator. In my twenties, I wanted to be the best mother I could be. And now, at 50, I just wish I had a job that was personally fulfilling.
A Doctor says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:22 am

Not a doctor. An accountant.
darcylafountain says:
July 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

I wanted to be an archeologist.
Rina Goodman says:
July 24, 2012 at 01:23 am

I wanted to be a scientist when I was very young. Later on, I wanted to be a famous author. I thought that I would write my biography when I turned 40. As a teenager, I imagined that it would be wonderful to live on a commune ... but I don't think that I gave much thought to what I would be doing there.
Gail Appel says:
July 23, 2012 at 08:55 pm

I wanted to be a veterinarian but became a teacher.
Sheila Foley says:
July 23, 2012 at 03:07 pm

I wanted to be a Nurse. I did, and love it!
Kristine says:
July 23, 2012 at 02:40 pm

I wanted to be a tv actress. I actually wrote myself into many sitcoms.
Leslie Petersen says:
July 23, 2012 at 02:28 pm

I wanted to be a nurse.......really wish I had pursued that but the opportunities were not available to me and I had to survive
Sandra says:
July 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

An Astronaut
Susan Navidad says:
July 23, 2012 at 07:35 am

A homemaker
Deb Motika says:
July 23, 2012 at 06:30 am

A famous NASA Astronaut
Phil Randall says:
July 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

wealthy
pamela tonsberg says:
July 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I had very high aspirations! I wanted to be a receptionist!!
Veronica Tefoglou says:
July 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Doctor in Microbiology
Debbie Clauer says:
July 22, 2012 at 09:53 pm

I wanted to be a horse trainer.
Ellen says:
July 22, 2012 at 09:43 pm

I wanted to be an RN
Marian S. says:
July 22, 2012 at 08:45 pm

I wanted to be an interior decorator!
Annette McKinnon says:
July 22, 2012 at 08:40 pm

I wanted to be a librarian
Laquita Matthews says:
July 22, 2012 at 07:09 pm

I wanted to be a cowgirl!!!
Kirstin C says:
July 22, 2012 at 07:03 pm

I wanted to be a computer programmer just like my dad!
Julie DiBlasi says:
July 22, 2012 at 04:41 pm

I spent my early childhood going to movies playing in the "Armed Services" theatres-and fell in love with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Always wanted to be a "cowgirl".-It didn't happen!
Catherine says:
July 22, 2012 at 03:26 pm

I wanted to study law, but never got that far and studied English and some creative writing. I got into food service during college and never left. Love the cuisine of different cultures. This is my creative outlet.
A PAN AM stewardess says:
July 22, 2012 at 01:52 pm

ended up as a united flight attendant...NOT glamorous!
Carol says:
July 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Missionary
Joann says:
July 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I wanted to travel all over the world, perhaps as a travel agent or stewardess.
Neal Ann Werner says:
July 22, 2012 at 10:21 am

I have done a number of things throughout the years. I had my own ice cream shop, was a 'secretary' in the old days, and sold electrical-saving devices among other things. Now, I am on my spiritual path, and at the wonderful age of 57, I am going 'back to school' to become a counselor for women (and men, too). I feel I've gained a good deal of wisdom and now I want to empathize with those that need compassion and understanding. I always wanted to be in the counseling field yet I needed some serious life experiences before I was ready to do this. And now I am.....
karleigh carroccia says:
July 22, 2012 at 09:12 am

i knew from about the age of 10 that i wanted to be a physical therapist. Today, i am living that dream!
dn6511 says:
July 21, 2012 at 09:43 pm

Centerfielder for the NY Yankees
Roslyn Tanner Evans says:
July 21, 2012 at 09:41 pm

I wanted to be a HELPER. I became a career counselor to unemployed adults. 30 yrs later, retired & at age 68 found my true passion. Created an online company where I make handcrafted beaded jewelry.
Brenda Thompson says:
July 21, 2012 at 08:44 pm

Sadly - I was told, and for awhile believed, that I had three career options: secretary, nurse or teacher. I selected secretary.

Fortunately, I soon realized that wasn't going to work for me. Since that time, I have completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in the evenings and recently launched a business.
Carolien says:
July 21, 2012 at 08:32 pm

A flight attendent, was inspired by flights on KLM as a little girl. They asked me to help hand out the candies :)
Robin OSullivan says:
July 21, 2012 at 08:17 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up...but I changed my mind in college. I don't think that would have been the right career path for me!
mnl11 says:
July 21, 2012 at 05:18 pm

To wear a suit and have an office in a skyscraper in Chicago.
Joann Dubois says:
July 21, 2012 at 02:58 pm

a travel agent
Sylvie White says:
July 21, 2012 at 01:16 pm

I wanted to be a fashion designer.
Ron Friesen says:
July 21, 2012 at 01:06 pm

Really did not have any idea - figured something would develop when I went to university
Sharon Gusky says:
July 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I wanted to be an astronaut.
Cynthia says:
July 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

Since I was raised to believe I could be anything, I wanted to do everything! I wanted to be a wife and a mother. I wanted to teach and to sell houses and to be a healthcare provider and an author. I have been married for 25 years and I have 3 grown sons and I have worked in youth workforce development, I have been a realtor and a neurophysiologist and a stay at home mom! I am currently beginning to search for my new career ... just maybe I will write that book!!!
Lisa says:
July 21, 2012 at 09:45 am

Queen Elizabeth...the First!
Rita K says:
July 21, 2012 at 09:40 am

When I was younger I wanted to do many things...First, I want to be a ballerina! Then, I want to be an artist. Next, I think I dreamed of being a nurse. Finally, I think I decided I wanted to teach. I ended up not having a career in any of these things! However, I did take up painting, after I retired from a career path that was very stressful and one that I had not enjoyed! I ended up getting certified to teach yoga, so I did become a teacher of sorts, although it was not the type of teaching that I had envisioned in my younger dreams :)
Tamika Wilks says:
July 21, 2012 at 06:38 am

A Fashion Designer! That was my Dream Job!
kristina says:
July 21, 2012 at 01:06 am

I wanted to be a truck driver!
Megan Pressly says:
July 21, 2012 at 12:27 am

I wanted to be a vet.
Phyllis Borenstein says:
July 21, 2012 at 12:17 am

When I was a young impressive girl, I wanted to be an actress. My inspiration was Marlo Thomas in "That Girl", I loved her spunk, spirit and independence. Her character personified what I believed was the modern women. She had a career, lived alone and was not in a hurry to get married. As I grew up, I even looked like her. The perfect flip up hair style, petite and funny. She spoke her mind and stuck up for her point of view. I still admire what she stands for and the work she does with St.Judes Hospital. I did pursue acting, however didn`t have Danny Thomas as a dad. Thank you,for giving me the opportunity to think back to my fonder dreams. Be Well..Philly
Angie Rodriguez says:
July 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

I wanted to be one of those fancy ladies that got all dressed up and went to fancy lunches with their friends. Yeah, I wanted to one of those "ladies who lunched" mentioned in the Broadway song by "Elaine Stritch"and planned charity events. Well, life doesn't always give you want you want, but often what you need. I now work in a position that allows me the opportunity to be in the field of training. I also serve on the board of directors for a small catholic school that educates children who live in economically challenged areas of Baltimore. No, I don't get to get dressed up and go to fancy lunches, but if I got to attend this three day spa event in Woodstock, NY, I could at least pretend for spell.
Jane N. says:
July 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

When I was young I wanted to be a horse trainer.
Carolyn Kinney says:
July 20, 2012 at 08:25 pm

I wanted to be a teacher when I was younger.
Mary Harris says:
July 20, 2012 at 07:38 pm

I wanted to be a teacher but my family could not afford to send me away.
Deborah Shirley says:
July 20, 2012 at 07:15 pm

I wanted to be an author, while also being the best wife and mother I could possibly be.
Margaret Imecs says:
July 20, 2012 at 06:53 pm

actress, super model, dancer
Carrie Hingley says:
July 20, 2012 at 06:43 pm

nurse
vkuhl says:
July 20, 2012 at 06:28 pm

I wanted to be a singer, and I also wanted to be a college professor. I have done some semi-pro singing, but not as much as I would have liked. I have taught a few college classes, but never made full professor. So I fell a little short, but I am trying to look forward and not have any regrets about my choices.
Mitch D says:
July 20, 2012 at 05:45 pm

I wanted to be Perry Mason and solve all kinds of Mysteries
Darlene Thompson says:
July 20, 2012 at 05:06 pm

I can remember wanting to be a forest ranger. This did not come to be, but I do love hiking and camping in the woods.
karen says:
July 20, 2012 at 04:14 pm

First it was a ballerina-despite being short and fat. then it was an ever changing arrat.
sally maceachern says:
July 20, 2012 at 03:00 pm

a nurse so that i could be like my mom. problem was, i don't like blood!
Meredith Peters says:
July 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I wanted to be a nurse in the Appalachian mountains seeing patients by horse!
Cathy Gibson says:
July 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

I wanted to be a school teacher when I grew up.
Joann Dubois says:
July 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

Want to travel the world and see everything!
VMAH says:
July 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

What I was younger?

I wanted to be a grammarian. No, I'm kidding. I wanted to be an archaeologist. I looked in to that and decided on becoming an archivist, instead. It's more fun.
Carmen Lebron says:
July 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

I wanted to be a teacher, so I would volunteer as a tudor for younger children
Deb Noel says:
July 20, 2012 at 09:01 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a stewardess, and when I was interviewed for the job, I had a scar on my arm from a fall and it is quite large. During the interview they said I couldn't work as a stewardess with that scar, as passengers would think I was in a plane crash. I was devastated but I guess looking back it makes sense.
Judy Pace says:
July 20, 2012 at 08:59 am

i have ALWAYS wanted to visit Woodstock , maybe this entry will help me get there!!!!
Debbie Sorg says:
July 20, 2012 at 06:25 am

This looks like a fabulous Spa/Retreat. I've been trying to make time to plan a trip like this for myself & a friend, so I can de-stress. How wonderful it would be to win!
Pat Cardinale says:
July 20, 2012 at 02:11 am

I wanted to be a nurse...
never happened...
I was led to be a social worker
which I am now!
Eustacia Miliusis says:
July 20, 2012 at 12:36 am

A micibiologist
GM says:
July 20, 2012 at 12:11 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a scientist.
Brenda Witherspoon says:
July 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer - but I turned out to be a social worker
amy says:
July 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a nurse. I made different choices and took a different path but I still think about being a nurse! Maybe I'll go back to school.
M says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:55 pm

I wanted to be a pilot!
Rashi says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:53 pm

I wanted to be a mom.
Kerry Tudin says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:42 pm

a ballerina
Janice Coles says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:14 pm

I wanted to work on a ranch when I grew up.
Sande Nosonowitz says:
July 19, 2012 at 08:53 pm

I wanted to be something special, but I wasn't sure what that was.....that's probably why I have had so many different careers!
Barbara France says:
July 19, 2012 at 08:48 pm

I always wanted to be a dancer, which I was till my late 30's; I dance & performed modern dance. Wish I was still dancing though...
While I was dancing I became very interested in different kinds of alternative healing. I would love to combine dance with healing and spiritual work.
edc says:
July 19, 2012 at 08:41 pm

I wanted to be a teacher!
jeff davis says:
July 19, 2012 at 08:35 pm

I wanted to be a race car driver.
Nereida (Nelly) says:
July 19, 2012 at 08:30 pm

I wanted to be a model, stewardess, nurse/surgeon's assistant, teacher. I ended up in business! :)
Carol Brown says:
July 19, 2012 at 07:01 pm

Nurse
Aven Rennie says:
July 19, 2012 at 05:44 pm

I wanted to be a ballerina until I learned in 5th grade that I am what is now known as "top tall." I had no future at the barre because my legs were just too short. Talent and passion meant nothing without the right body shape. An avid reader of National Geographic, especially issues highlighting archeological digs by the Leakeys at Olduvai Gorge (and, yes, issues featuring tribal behaviors throughout the world involving nudity), I quickly turned my sights on a life in the field, excavating hominid bones and some day redrawing the human evolutionary tree. At 12, I stumbled on Louis Nizer's "My Life in Court," and decided to become a lawyer. The actual practice of law for me bears no resemblance to Louis's courtroom conquests, but it has floated the boat for 30+ years. In my next life, it's journalism school or nothing.
joyzkim says:
July 19, 2012 at 04:55 pm

I always wanted to be a nurse and then I was afraid of needles(until I had my daughter). Now I just give donate blood every eight weeks...go figure.
joy says:
July 19, 2012 at 04:53 pm

When I was young (like in first grade) I wanted to be a stewardess, they weren't called flight attendants then.

I also wanted to be a ballerina and a real live princess *as in marry a prince.* My mom broke the news to me that because we are jewish that I couldn't marry a prince, and I was heart broken...

I am over it now...
Leanne Halter says:
July 19, 2012 at 04:04 pm

I wanted to be a teacher. I used to make my little sister sit at a desk while I "taught" her....she was 3 and I was 9 years old, lol
svita1 says:
July 19, 2012 at 03:56 pm

I wanted to be happy and to be loved!
Melissa Avey says:
July 19, 2012 at 03:16 pm

A doctor
lh7314 says:
July 19, 2012 at 02:55 pm

This would be a fabulous trip!! I've never been to New York, so this would be great.
Laurel says:
July 19, 2012 at 02:13 pm

I wanted to be of service - and I'm happy to say that I think I have been.
Brandie says:
July 19, 2012 at 01:52 pm

Hard to say. At times I wanted to be so many different things! A teacher, lawyer, actress, doctor. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be!!
Joanna says:
July 19, 2012 at 01:50 pm

I wanted to be a great singer but smoking destroyed that!
Lmer says:
July 19, 2012 at 01:45 pm

I wanted to become a weekend cowgirl, weekday bookkeeper.
Kimberly Wright says:
July 19, 2012 at 01:42 pm

I wanted to me a police officer, I thought they were so cool in their uniforms.
Kat Derksen says:
July 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Happy! (Thank-you John Lennon for the inspiration!)
Karen says:
July 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

a teacher!
Laura Catino says:
July 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

A teacher!
Connied54 says:
July 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

I always enjoy singing and wanted to be on Broadway.
Marlene V says:
July 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

A teacher -- and guess what I am a teacher!
Lorna England says:
July 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

An interior designer! And I DID become one :)
Joann Dubois says:
July 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

A travel agent to see the world! Love going to different places seeing other cultures and tasting local specialties.
susan murray says:
July 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

When I was Younger, What I always Thought I would want to be when I grew up was a Nurse and no I am not a nurse but I do work p/t in a Clinic which I do Love
Karen says:
July 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

I wanted to be an architect, however math and I never got along.
Susan says:
July 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

A doctor and mom.
Stacy says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:52 am

I always wanted to be a sports photographer for SI. How much fun that would be.
Vicki Machle says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:38 am

A wife and mother
Ramona says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:29 am

I was a singer...i want to be a decorator or party planner.
I do both, but not professionally.
Karen Lin says:
July 19, 2012 at 09:20 am

I always wanted to be a fashion designer when I grew up...unfortunately I ended up looking at financial statements all day long.
Kathie says:
July 19, 2012 at 08:47 am

I was a carefree young girl and I just wanted to be a carefree grown up. For the most part it worked for me
Dana123 says:
July 19, 2012 at 07:47 am

I wanted to be an RCMP officer.
Marsha Arditti says:
July 19, 2012 at 07:29 am

an actress
Carla says:
July 19, 2012 at 07:14 am

doctor
Judy C says:
July 19, 2012 at 05:56 am

A comedian - almost got there!
Jeanne T says:
July 19, 2012 at 04:50 am

A lounge Singer. I really sounded great in front of the bathroom mirror...
Daniela Plume says:
July 19, 2012 at 04:49 am

a skater
Carol Tonn says:
July 19, 2012 at 03:49 am

An artist.
Kim Burnett says:
July 19, 2012 at 03:25 am

A cop.
cynthia weaver says:
July 19, 2012 at 01:36 am

I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Now, I realize writing is part of my daily life. It's not the creative writing of novels or the emotional stimulation of poetry. Although, sometimes, I still fall asleep while imagining that perfect first line of an unwritten book.
Judy Lynn says:
July 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

In Second Grade, I wrote that I had wanted to be a Trapeze Star in the Circus, but I have no idea why..lol
Debi says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:25 pm

I wanted to be in the Ice Follies but I ended up flying airplanes and talking on the radio!
linda lukich says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:20 pm

I always wanted to be a great Mom and I hope I am. A job has always been just a job to me,mine is hairdressing, but my familym is everything to me.
Felicia Estrada says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:04 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer.
Robbie S. says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:52 pm

I wanted to be the next Jacques Cousteau. I loved watching his oceanic adventures.
Helen R. says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:26 pm

When the Kindergarten teacher asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered "a nurse". I have been an RN for 38 years and have loved every minute.
Melissa Liddell says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:15 pm

An astronaut! I was always fascinated by space, and was flirting with going to Space Camp. As I got older, reality hit me... aka hurtling through incredible force and gravity was just too scary for me. lol
Joy Allen says:
July 18, 2012 at 06:32 pm

An A list actress:)
Carol says:
July 18, 2012 at 05:58 pm

I wanted to be a airline stewardess, and travel to Hawaii.
ORSOLA says:
July 18, 2012 at 05:30 pm

I WANNA BE A MOVIE STAR
Catherine says:
July 18, 2012 at 05:05 pm

My older sister, Mary, tells me that as a child I told my family that when I grew up, I wanted to be an elephant! Thank goodness that didn't come to pass -- my food bills would have been immense! I entertained the idea of a nurse, but my father talked me out of that by sharing the finer points of what most of my job would entail. I went to school and majored in Journalism. I wrote a few short stories but did not pursue publishing them. I began my work career as a secretary and climbed the corporate ladder in financial services. After 9/11 I was downsized. I reinvented myself as a secretary two years after my downsizing and have been happily employed as that ever since. Whatever I wanted to be, someone upstairs laughed at that and gave me a Plan B! As a FOF, I now know more about what I'd like to be than I did when I had to make the choice! If I could choose anew, I would be a conservationist working for National Geographic.
Cindy says:
July 18, 2012 at 05:03 pm

A Congressional representative or Senator.
ORSOLA says:
July 18, 2012 at 04:44 pm

I WANTED TO BE A MOVIE STAR???
agnes says:
July 18, 2012 at 04:29 pm

I am so in need of a retreat, starting menopause, trouble at work, lost my beloved dog to heart disease, aging mother fell on sunday and is now bedridden....i can go on and on...
Lisa says:
July 18, 2012 at 03:49 pm

An English teacher!
Judy Julian says:
July 18, 2012 at 03:46 pm

Rock star
Michelle says:
July 18, 2012 at 03:37 pm

I aspired to do the best I could in whatever field I would chose. During my 20's & 30's I took classes whenever/wherever I could. I worked as an Executive assistant to many CEO's, CFO's and Vice Presidents for 15 years. I started as a secretary @18. By the time I was 35 I began working in a corporate environment. It was hectic, but rewarding. I met so many amazing men and women.
Linda P says:
July 18, 2012 at 02:38 pm

I was a Cosmetologist for about 4-5 years, then I went into bookkeeping/accounting. I had about 2 years of college. I always wish I had gone farther in school to become a Pharmacist.
Julie says:
July 18, 2012 at 02:26 pm

a fashion designer for the movies like Edith Head
Lisa Di Tomasso says:
July 18, 2012 at 02:07 pm

Sounds like an unforgettable weekend that no one should miss! Pick me Pick me!!!!
Jacqueline Feitshans says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:20 pm

I did not think I had any choices when I graduated from high school in 1971. There were six girls in my family and not much money. I remember on my 10th birthday which is my Golden birthday, my parents took me to a place to ride a horse. I have always had love for all animals. I did dream about working with animals. I have had dogs since I left home my whole life. I have never seen an animal I do not
like. I have rescued 3 dogs and raised other dogs from a puppy. I could not fulfill my total dream then. Now, I volunteer for dog rescue and take care of my own 2 dogs. Looking back throughout my life I think I did fulfill my dream to take care of animals because I have given my dogs the love and responsible care they require and given them a good life, with no regrets with many happy years. I will continue this the rest of my life.
Georgia says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:09 pm

I wanted to be a successful writer (plays, books) and actress...
Carol says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

At various points I wanted to be a dancer, pediatrician, stewardess and veterinarian. I never did any of these professionally and worked as a secretary, albeit in exciting positions. Last year at 57 I returned to college to finish my bachelors degree and I still have trouble answering the counselors when they ask, "What do you want to do when you grow up?"
Pat Franco says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a school teacher.
Carole Johnson says:
July 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

I wanted to be a number of things--actress, singer, or a nun! Never did any of them!
Ellen says:
July 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

When I was a child, I wanted to be an archeologist.
carrieobrien says:
July 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

I always wanted to be a writer, and I sometimes am!
Joann Dubois says:
July 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

I applied for a stewardess position in NYC with TWA and got it but refused because I was "In Love"! OMG
Donna says:
July 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

I wanted to be a trader/stock broker after a visit to the NY Stock Exchange. I prepared by taking business classes in high school and then in college the necessary courses. At some point in my early 20's I realized that I needed direct contact with people in a capacity that I could be helpful and fect change. Small change was good too. I'm now a practicing LCSW for 20 years ......
Deborah Heath says:
July 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

A journalist!
msortet says:
July 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

I always dreamed of being a Veterinarian. Since we lived on 15 acres, I took care of every stray animal that ended up in our yard. I took the dogs to obedience training. I'll never forget how much I cried when I had to get rid of my 3 turtles because the word was they carried a virus. I enrolled in college for the vet program but was on a 4 year waiting list. Once in school, I couldn't pass Anatomy & Physiology - took it 3 times. Since my dream never came true, my part now is involved in volunteering at the humaine society! Love it and very often take home an animal that needs nurturing - some are so sad!
Kim says:
July 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

In my early years I worked in fashion and exercise.
Moving to a cosmetic line that introduced me to having a passion and doing what I love! Now my goal is to wear makeup 2 days a week! Funny how I couldn't leave my house without it and now don't want the bother of wearing it!
Today I'm back in fashion on the men's side, choosing when to work and how hard; a new passion doing what I love!
What I wanted to be when I grew up was a singer. A lounge singer! With a baby grand piano... Think of The Fabulous Baker Boys and Michele Pfeiffer...oh that Jeff Bridges. I digress. Now I want to get into men's (and women's) closets, put choices together for them and leave them feeling fabulous!
Tamara says:
July 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

When I was a child I wanted to be a "princess." In my teens I wanted to be a nurse, but realized I don't deal well with crisis and human suffering. I always had an interest in history and loved the library, so after being laid off from my clerical job when I was thirty-nine, I completed my BA in History and then went on to get my graduate degree in librarianship.
Christine says:
July 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

a mommy
A. Conley says:
July 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

I wanted to be someone who cared about others, helped, listened, tried to give or provide guidance, alternatives, maybe some wisdom along the way. Life is a learning lesson for young and old and a caring heart may not make as much money as the wealthy, politicians, celebrities, sport athletes, CEO's, royalty etc. but Mother Theresa was none of these and yet she will always be the human races finest example of what we should all try to be regardless of your career choice or path in this life. No amount of $, time can compare to a caring, giving heart/soul. She and countless others are angels who have graced this earth and we need more who want to be like and them and follow in their steps.
Cynthia V. Anzaldua says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:52 am

All my life I knew I wanted to be an artist. Mom and dad said before I could walk that I was already scribbling. When people would ask me what I wanted to be, my answer always came out without a doubt, "an artist"!
My life has been blessed because I am an exhibiting artist and an art educator of 33 years. I have taught everywhere from the International School to alternative schools, and am presently teaching seniors and disabled people. Art is freeing and therapeutic and allows us all to express ourselves creatively. It has helped me through many rough times and has fulfilled me in a way nothing else has. Art can be healing to every aspect of who we are. Although not always visually beautiful, it feeds the mind, body and spirit.
I am truly fortunate to have had my passion,, art be a major part of my life!
Karen says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:51 am

A mom, and now I'm a grandma
Cat says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:45 am

I intially wanted to be an Elementary Teacher. But, back in the 70's there was a surplus of Teachers & I changed my Major to Secretiarial Science. I've never been w/out a job, but I have never stopped learning!
Pamela Behrend says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:20 am

a writer, living in NYC. Still do, the writer par,t that is.
Michelle Yard says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:07 am

I wanted to be a doctor, but then I discovered I was not a math person, which meant I wasn't a higher-science person, either. So, I changed my mind. I decided I wanted to be a writer, because that's something that comes as naturally to me as breathing.
Penny Dickson says:
July 18, 2012 at 09:06 am

i wanted to be a veteranarian, horse trainer, dog trainer, anything to do with animals.
benni57 says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:46 am

When I was in my teens, we went to Mountaindale, NY (Catskills) and I did nothing. I grew up and went to work to help others.
Joyce Rennie says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:41 am

My father gave me $100 when I was about 8 years old. He said if I lent it to him, he would keep it and pay me 10% interest each year for 10 years. At the end of the 10 years, he paid me the principal plus the interest, But every year on the same day, we would sit down and calculate the value of my money. That timely experience got me interested in the time value of money at a very young age. From that moment on I dreamed I wanted to work in a bank, become an accountant and work with financial data and money, or something similar to that.
Marianne says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:30 am

When I was in my teens, I fantasized about being a psychologist or a foreign diplomat. I fantasized because I never thought either option was viable. Somewhere in there I also wanted to be a writer - I still do, I just can't focus on what to write about.
Belinda Palmer says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:28 am

I sold auto parts for many years. I had wanted to become a nurse but became a mother instead.
Gayla says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:25 am

When I was younger I always wanted to do clerical work in an office. I have done may thinkg in my career, and I currently am an office administrator and love the challenges of supervisiing a building anf people.
Heather Mc says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:22 am

When I was young, I wanted to be an artist. I wanted to paint all day long.
Fran says:
July 18, 2012 at 08:04 am

I wanted to be a teacher. When I played with dolls, I was never their mother...... I was their teacher. When I graduated college I did teach for 6 months, but realized it was not the career I wanted after all. I became a computer programmer and had a career that I loved.
Joanne Crater says:
July 18, 2012 at 07:45 am

I fancied myself as a non-French "Julia Child"
Lori says:
July 18, 2012 at 07:29 am

I wanted to be a ballerina. I became a visual artist instead.
An says:
July 18, 2012 at 07:24 am

I always wanted to be a teacher. Instead, I have had a number of different 'careers.' Although I never became one, the career I have now has elements of teaching to it!
Mary Ann says:
July 18, 2012 at 07:15 am

A mom.
Bobbie Gorman says:
July 18, 2012 at 07:04 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher. I use to pretend for hours that I was teaching a classroom. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be, I became a very young mother at 18. but I have become a reiki master and in a way that is teaching people how to use their positive energy to better themselves. So there are many ways to be a teacher in our world.
Sylta Gravely says:
July 18, 2012 at 07:02 am

I wanted to join the Peace Corps and help people around the
world. I get a lump in my throat just writing this.......
I never got to do it .....
Terri Haydon says:
July 18, 2012 at 06:31 am

I wanted to be an Art Teacher. I loved art and wanted to teach however my educational and career goals were not supported by my parents. At that time, my parents specifically my father's approval was important so my career went into a totally different direction.
Now, in my 50's I am finally re-discovering myself and returning to my true love of Art and Crafting.
tovismom says:
July 18, 2012 at 02:54 am

We start at with the requisite, " I want to be a ballerina", then we move on to " I want to be a fashion designer", then we move onto reality and become an elementary school art resource teacher.
Probably the 1st rewarding experience of my life. I was a good teacher, love art, love to impart, and children like me. My great regret? Listening to the man who lives in my house tell me I never had to work another day in my life. Gave up teaching; at 44 told I needed to find a job.
This brings me to the 2nd rewarding job, I am a bartender and I am 66 years old and loving most of it.
egreen says:
July 18, 2012 at 02:48 am

As I was raised Catholic, I loved the church and had a wonderful rapport with the nuns in the school and helped out in the convent, so I wanted to be a nun. As I grew into adulthood, I strayed from the church and wanted to be a psychologist. After a year and a half of psychology, I was convinced I had every psychosis I studied and was convinced I would not succeed. I switched majors, studied Marketing / Management and found my niche. (P.S. It really psychology for busness.)
jeanie says:
July 18, 2012 at 02:29 am

a winner of an amazing opportunity like this one!
Marge K says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:41 am

I wanted to be a lawyer but my parents steered me in the direction of a more "womanly" profession. While not my original plan, I spent 36 wonderful years teaching handicapped children.
Danielle Donohue says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:19 am

I wanted to be a dentist!
Melanie Hill says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:15 am

I always thought it would be wonderfully exciting to be a photographer for National Geographic, to travel the world!
DONNA says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:08 am

I wanted to be so many different things. I wanted to be an interpreter working at the Pentagon. a model, an architect, artist, chemist and even a mechanic.
catherine davis says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:06 am

I would think that I died and went to heaven if I ever got this sort of luxury vacation! I have never even had a massage; can't afford it but I hear they are wonderful and make you feel magnificent. This would be a dream come true, magic wonderland, type relaxation vaca that I would never forget.
Janet G says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:05 am

My high school offered 3 tracks of education: academic, secretarial and general. If you were a girl taking academic courses, the only jobs you were guided to were nursing and teaching. I chose teaching, and taught English in high school. If I had to choose now, I would go into business management.
Karen Maguire says:
July 18, 2012 at 01:03 am

I've always wanted to be of service to my fellowmen/women. As I get older I realize that I can do this anywhere, anytime, and in any job.
Natalie J Vandenberghe says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:54 am

When I was real young, I thought I wanted to be a stewardess (now called flight attendants), a teacher, or a missionary. As I got older, I thought I wanted to be a wife and mother.
Thanks for the giveaway!
questdriven says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:54 am

This sounds like a dream come true for me. I'm about to finish my college degrees and graduate. This retreat sounds like the perfect confidence builder!
Gracie Reyna says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:52 am

I wanted to be a succesful lady doing something I love.
Darlene Souder says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:51 am

I wanted to be a veterinarian
Debi Askew says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

I had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. It was never suggested to me that I could actually "be" something. So I worked in a lot of different industries, doing different jobs. I find myself at a time in my life and ask myself, "what do I want to be when I grow up?"
Jennifer T. Schultz says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:36 am

When I was younger, I AM STILL YOUNG. At one point I wanted to be a nun. That didnt last long, a year or so. Then I wanted to be a doctor. I finally settled on a nurse as I was in the navy and wanted to go into a program the navy had called NENEP. I forget what the acronym stands for by at any rate I did sign up for it and it was between myself and another corpsperson I served with who was a man.
Unfortunately, the man was picked and I heard a rumor that it was due to the fact that in case he had a family it would be better for him to have that position.
At any rate , I did become a nurse and that was the best choice I made.
Vickie says:
July 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

When I was younger since I loved horses so much I wanted to be a Jockey. When I grew to 5'9" by the 7th grade, that idea went out the door, lol.....I'm now 5'11" and own and ride my own horses, just not in the Jockey position, lol
Cheryl L. says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I wanted to be a Police Officer, then a District Attorney Investigator. As well as falling in love, getting married, and having children. Like so many of us did back then, I wanted it all! Well, did have a career, but not as a police officer or investigator. Plus I've also been married to the love of my life for 37 years and we have two beautiful grown children, thier spouses, and three gorgeous grandchildren!
Maureen O'Neal says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Oh, tons of things, a biologist, a doctor, tons of things! But what do you mean, WHEN I WAS young???
Mamavalveeta03 says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I wanted to be Barbie, but thank God that passed. I couldn't handle all of the plastic. Or makeup, for that matter. I dream of being a midwife... but pretty sure that one isn't going to happen anymore. But I'm going back to school. That is my big dream: Get my Masters in Marriage and Family therapy. It's my gift, inside and to myself.
Shelley Krause says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I wanted to have my own TV series, The Shelley Show.
Alison says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm

when I was younger I wanted to be a marine biologist but my parents wanted me to be an accountant so I never got the opportunity to pursue my dream & even to this day, I'm not a strong swimmer. Parents really are an important part of a child's growth ... give your children a chance to at least try 'cos failure builds character, growth & an understanding of how the world works.
Jane S says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm

When I was very young I wanted to be happy. I have succeeded at that. When I was a little older, I wanted to age well; that's still debatable.
Donna Doyle says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I wanted to be a vet, a teacher, a stewardess
janis says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm

when I was a preteen I wanted to be a stewardess :]
Rose says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a famous fashion designer! I dreamed of going to Hollywood and meeting Edith Head and designing alongside her for the movies!
Nina Chen-Langenmayr says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

A Broadway musical actress!
Diane F says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I wanted to be a librarian - is it too late?
Jana Rooke says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Growing up, I always thought I would be a teacher, wife & mom and sing in clubs with a combo at night. Well, I was a teacher for a while and sand in choirs and appeared onstage in musical theater. So I have been happily married for almost 40 years, a mom for almost 35 yrs and have lived a blessed life.
Janice M says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I wanted to figure out what I wanted to do.
Rebecca Pint says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:27 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher.
kellykat says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

a "famous writer" or a "professional world traveler"
Liz Pastula says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I wanted to be a Olympic gymnast, but as my body changed I knew that it wasn't going to happen.
Marie says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

A writer,then a disc jockey.
Cathy says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I wanted to be a writer, happily married, with children with loads of good friends and very healthy!!
Linda LaPorte says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I wanted to be a Mother. I have 3 adult children. My career path for 22 years has been an Educational Assistant, and I work with Special need Children.
ALLA SERGUEEVA says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm

MAKE THE WORLD BETTER
Theresa says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm

A mom
Beth Weatherford says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:48 pm

I never thought past being a wife and mother...now my kids are grown and my husband's wrapped up in his job...and I am 55 and trying to join the workforce. In my next life, I will look at the bigger picture.....
Shans says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:39 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a lot of things - an actress, a dancer, an astronaut, a fashion designer. I just wanted to be in the limelight and get attention. It changed constantly. I ended up doing none of those. I am in It - computers.
Muriel says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:37 pm

An Actress
dorothy gallion says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:32 pm

I always wanted to be in the medical community. When I was young, I wanted to be a doctor, but didn't have the opportunities for school. I did go back to school 12 years ago and am a Registered nurse, working in the OR. I am currently working on my BSN in nursing, and will graduate May 2013. I would like to continue from there, but want to find a job that utilizes my education both on the job and in the classroom. It is wonderful to realize my dreams, but also know they have changed some to include taking care of myself. Now it is important to blend my career to include helping myself as well as others.
NotPlainJayne says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:32 pm

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I lined up my dolls and teddy bears and gave them assignments. They were, of course, the best behaved class ever and always gave the correct answers! When I grew up I did become a teacher, however after 15 years and one perfect class I found the demands outweighed my energy. I returned to school and become a counselor and now work one on one with students who need a good dose of being listened to and those who need assistance navigating life’s demands. I love it!
Gail DuPont says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:30 pm

I studied business in HS, then went to Hairdressing school, needed more money, went into high tech, but still like making people feel better, so went to EMT school. Now I work in an ER, and then a Dayspa doing nails, skincare and take care of my 90 year old mom!
Kath says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:25 pm

I wanted to be a rock singer!
Anne Cintron says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:23 pm

This would be incredible....after a tough past year...this would be quite a treat!
Pamela Wood says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:20 pm

When I was very young I wanted to be a pilot. I even wrote this in my first grade journal. In my teens and early twenties I wanted to be a flight nurse. Sad to say I did not become either one.
Beth Lowe says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:16 pm

I loved the outdoors and aimals, I wanted to be a veternarian or work with horses. Now I have my own horse.
Kathy Bales says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:13 pm

I wanted to a nutritionist and I am.
Mindy Muellenborn says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:12 pm

A teacher
Melody Tiegs says:
July 17, 2012 at 09:07 pm

I wanted to be in a career that would help others and that would primarily focus on others and improving their lives. Thankfully, I've been involved in doing just that for 30+ years!
Suzette Haile says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:57 pm

I started out wanting to be a journalist and work on a newspaper. But what I really wanted to do was WORK and have a career. And I have done that!
Rebecca says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:51 pm

I wanted to be an Interior Decorator as a teenager....when I much younger a vet like so many little girls!!
Roetta Collins says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:49 pm

I wanted to be then, what I am now: an Actor.
Pharmacist says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:42 pm

Or an engineer
Katrina Hooper says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:39 pm

I wanted to be a teacher :)
Kai W. says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:32 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian and volunteer my time to the World Wildlife Fund in saving the endangered species. I didn't care about the money or being rich. All I wanted to do was finding the cure and saving all animals on the planet.
Cathey Eastman says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:31 pm

I wanted to be a mommy!!!!
Sheila A Caruso says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:30 pm

That would be a great thing to win since I just lost my only son to Congestive Heart Failure, He was only 35 years old. That would be such a relaxing time for me. Thank you, Sheila
Linda Popchock says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:27 pm

I went to Cosmetology school and became a hair stylist. I think I could have done much more with a little push and more self confidence. I always thought I would have made a great Pharmacist.
Janice Small says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:26 pm

As a child of the '70's I wanted to be a folk guitar player/singer.
Pat says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:20 pm

When I grew up and went away to college, i thought I only had two options: a nurse or a teacher. (I became a teacher and taught for 37 years.) I can hardly imagine what the little girls now think. They can be anything they want! The whole world is open to them. Sometimes I think what would I have decided "to be" if things had been different?
Headinclouds says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:19 pm

My dream was to be a veterinarian and wild life photographer. I do have many pets of whom I take many pictures and occasionally need to doctor, but not quite the travel the world exotic career I dreamed of when I was younger!
yyoerger says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:19 pm

I wanted to learn multiple languages and be a translator.
Spa Lover says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:16 pm

Sounds FABulous!
laurel keating says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:15 pm

I think you mean When I was younger not what lol. but I wanted to be a nurse when I was younger , lots of nurses in my family I am not a nurse, but My daughter is an R.N. thanks
Diana Duda says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:13 pm

I knew that I was destined to be a performer. I danced for my dolls and acted for my mother and the mother's of my friend's. I also knew I'd be a teacher. And without a doubt I would be a mother. Somehow I have combined all of these things throughout my lifetime at various times. I may have never become famous to the multitudes, but I think I left my mark on many as I see so many of the young girls that I worked with make their own mark in the world.
jean says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:12 pm

An astronaut
erica says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:02 pm

I always wanted to teach high-school algebra and geometry. Until I met calculus in college and found out that to major in math I would have to take physics, which was a course used to discourage pre-med students. I knew I'd never pass it and had to give up my dream.

I also wanted a husband and kids and to adopt a house full of children. That never happened either.

But I did end up with a long-time job in an area of publishing that I could never have anticipated and loved, loved, loved.
Susan says:
July 17, 2012 at 08:01 pm

When I was younger I wanted more than anything was to get married and have 2 children ( a boy and a girl) which I did. I then wanted to travel around the world and live in different places ( which is what I am still waiting for) and someday that will happen!!!!
Patricia Michko says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:42 pm

I wanted to be an archeologist! I wanted to travel to Egypt, (and still do)
Jan Davidson says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:42 pm

I always wanted to be a cowgirl and marry John Wayne! My favorite movies included him riding off into the sunset, and I just knew I would make an awesome cowgirl to ride with him - pretty funny when you realize how nervous being around horses makes me!!!
Janet Keyser says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:40 pm

In 1960, I wanted to be the FIRST LADY!
Beverly Fedorko says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:34 pm

I was absolutely committed to being an architect - I was the only girl in my high school class who took artchitectual drawing - but there wasn't a big push for "girls" to go to college - and my parents wanted me to have a job with benefits as soon as possible. I don't totally regret it because I had a wonderful (and still do) career - but it ended up in Public Relations not architecture and interior design.
Paulette says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:32 pm

When I was younger I always wanted to own my own business. I've tried and started and stopped many times, but never seemed to make it quite over the first steep slope. Now I am over 50, my husband is on disability with a chronic illness unable to work, and more than ever I would like to be able to make my business a success! I'd like to know that I have security for the future. That would give me enormous peace of mind and a sense of accomplishment.
Debra says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:30 pm

I wanted to be a stay-at-home wife and mother...and I did that and loved it. Now, I want to dance...
Kathy Cooper says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:27 pm

I wanted to be a nurse but found out later that I couldn't stand the site of blood.
Brenda Carodine says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:26 pm

When I was younger I worked for a state agency that provided help for families in need. I went from and eligibility worker to supervisor; to case manager supervisor; to assistant parish manager. My brother would always say that I was trying to save the world. Now I'm retired and still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. And I still want to save the world.
Sharon Maynard says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:26 pm

I wanted to become a writer, and publish fiction. I was editor of my high school's literary mag, and much later on, of a community colleges' mag. Instead, I goe pregnant, got married @ 16yrs old and became a housewife . Eventually, I did go to college, but became a nurse, because of the job availability and salary. All these years later, lots of life lived, I am divorced and would love a get away weekend.
Lisa Steinhilber says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:23 pm

I wanted to be a social worker and I did what I set out to do. I currently work as a therapist in the mental health field.
Diane says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:23 pm

I wanted to help/ counsel kids who were abandoned and/ or abused.
Judi Kniff says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:21 pm

Couldn't wait to grow up and be 18 and earning my own money it didn't matter what!
Carol Brown says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:18 pm

I wanted to live past 30!
Bernadette says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:16 pm

As a teenager growing up in NYC in the 1970's, I thought it quite unfair that law-abiding citizens felt the need to stay locked in their homes for their own safety, while violent and/or drug-addled criminals, who were the ones who should have been locked up, ruled the streets. That's how I decided I wanted to be a prosecutor - an Assistant District Attorney - and "save" my corner of the world. The wonderful thing about our country is, despite my being a first-generation American from immigrant parents of modest means, I was able to find a way to fulfill my dream. I put myself through law school at night and have been a prosecutor for more than 25 years now. Believe me - there's a reason there are movies & TV shows about this profession. You get a chance to contribute so much to society, often achieve a modicum of justice, help individuals, interact with ALL kinds of people, and leave the city a better place than you found it!
Olga Martin says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:15 pm

I wanted to be an attorney because I knew that I could talk and convince most anyone when I really believed in my point of view.
Lisa says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:14 pm

A teacher!
AlvaFay@msn.com says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:13 pm

I planned on staying home with mom and dad and raise all my children, which I never had.
kim c. says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:13 pm

I always wanted to own my own nursery (the plant kind not the kid kind)!
fabredhead says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:10 pm

I wanted to be a lawyer who would help people and I am!
Pat says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:08 pm

I wanted to be a doctor but instead Im a grandma that uses herbs and oils
Rhonda Goldstone says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:08 pm

Hi..When I was younger I wanted to be a singer like Barbara Streisand, an actress like Kathryn Hepburn, or a teacher of elementary school.
I did end up teaching in China for awhile.

October 7th is my birthday (really!) and it would be wonderful to spend it with you at Woodstock.
Thank you!
Rhonda G.
Anne B. says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:07 pm

at age 7 I wanted to be a dramatic actor, at age 9 I wanted to ride horses, and during college I wanted to be a teacher. I ended up very happily being a psychologist.
aliza says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:00 pm

I wanted to stay a child, but am amazed how happy I am now that I have grown up and become an adult!
Patricia S says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:00 pm

I was a rebel when I was younger.
I wanted to be a professional travel writer.
mitch says:
July 17, 2012 at 07:00 pm

rode in rodeos
smfsprout says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:59 pm

TALL!
Seriously, when I pictured myself as a professional dancer I was tall. When I was accepting the Nobel Peace prize for Literature, I was tall. The same for a surgeon, pilot, college professor and President. Now I know that height is not an indicator of the impact one can make, but I would still like to be taller. :)
Sharon Seneker says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:57 pm

I was an elementary school teacher and played school teacher when I was young! I like your newsletter! I couldn't tell, but if this trip is just for 1 just ignore this entry as I would need a trip for 2. Thanks! ;)
Karen McCullough Ray says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:51 pm

As a teenager, I wanted to become a teacher, but I allowed someone to pressure me to attend pharmacy school in order to become a registered pharmacist. Now in my 60's, I wish I had instead become a travel photographer, which in some aspects, I have become by choosing to travel often and schlep camera and lenses back and forth across our beautiful planet!
Thomas Murphy says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:41 pm

I wanted to be a firefighter, to save lives.
Sheila says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:39 pm

This would be so great.My late grandfather lived in Smallwood and I have not been to this area for 40 years.
I am a nurse who has had to wait a year for a weeks vacation.They would have to give me off for this!I wouldn't even care if it was unpaid.Oh I so need this!
Edmond Leung says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:37 pm

Pick me, pick me. Your next winner!!! Show me the money! I was a student. I wanted to be a race driver. It would be a dream come true and means a lot more to me than anyone else to win the prize. Starving artist here desperately needs the spa to have fun and feel alive again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list.
Heather Summerhayes Cariou says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:36 pm

I wanted to be a writer, but I had no confidence to pursue my dream. In my late 20's, as my sister lay dying from Cystic Fibrosis, she made me promise to write the story of what we had lived through together, battling her illness as we grew up. My book, "Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir," was published when I was 54 and became a best-seller in my native Canada. Now that I'm a writer, speaker and workshop leader, I'm doing what I always wanted to do when I was young - and it makes me feel young!
Sandy Reynolds says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:30 pm

I wanted to drive a city bus. I though it would be fun to get to talk to people all day long and be out and about. I liked the idea of running my own 'ship' even at that age. I imagined my bus would be full of happy people all enjoying themselves.
Maritza P says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:26 pm

I wanted to be a speech therapist but I ended being a teacher.
Walker Thornton says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:25 pm

You know, I don't really remember. I had this passing fantasy of being just like Cherry Ames, Nurse (remember those books?).
After a variety of jobs I am now a freelance writer.
Frances Kranik says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:24 pm

From the time I was in Kindergarten I wanted to be a teacher. And when to college for that and guess what - I'm an enigma - one of the few people doing what they wanted to do and went to school for - I am a teacher of emotionally disturbed high school students!
AMOGINESQ says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:20 pm

I wanted to be just what I became a public service attorney.
Diane Horn says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:17 pm

I dreamed of being a professional ballet dancer with long long legs. I took ballet lessens for many years fantasizing about my future career. Life intervened, I stopped growing at 5'2" and started growing breasts. I moved on to other dreams, some of which have come true.
Sue Duberstein says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:11 pm

I wanted to work with autistic children. In high school, I actually wrote to Bruno Bettelheim (and received a reply) about my career aspirations
Gayle LaSalle says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:04 pm

Certainly didn't expect to be an inspirational speaker.
Leslie Traill says:
July 17, 2012 at 06:01 pm

I wanted to be a teacher and now I am. I teach women 45 to 60 and beyond to live the life of their dreams, to get past their fears and to embrace who they are...I teach them to Change their Minds...Change their Bodies.....Change their Lives. I am a Health and Wellness Coach, Menopause and Meditation Coach. I am passionate about what I do and I love it.....www.sexyoversixty.com
victoria says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:59 pm

the next Barbra Streisand!
Anita says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:57 pm

Flight Attendant
sgimperling says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:57 pm

I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was 7 years old. I'm now a retired teacher after thirty-five years of teaching.
Beth Nichols says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:55 pm

I wanted to be a wife, mother and a nurse
Wildeane Payne says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:53 pm

I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up. I became the 17 year caregiver of my parents with a deep concern for their health.

As far as career, I was a automotive worker (assembly, supervisor, purchasing & receiving).
Jill says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:53 pm

always had more than one thing, Artist, Veterinarian or social worker
Jane Harris says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:48 pm

I am not sure of the question - I think you mean - When you were younger?
I actually did have no bigger dream than to be a secretary and sit on the bosses knee!!
Sherri Anderson says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:41 pm

My first goal was to be a Child Psychiatrist but when I received my first "C" in College Chemistry I lowered my goal to being a Child Psychologist. I wanted to help those children who grow up thinking they are worth nothing to start knowing that they were valuable and worthwhile before they became self-destructive and if they were already headed that way I wanted to change their course before it was too late. I wanted children to grow up thinking better of themselves than I did.
ogden kruger says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:41 pm

marine biologist first, artist second, counselor is what i am now!!!
Betty says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:40 pm

I wanted to care for people. I grew up to be a mother of four and a physician, so I fullfilled my goal!
Ellen R Cardwell says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:40 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be the US Senator from Vermont.

I've been taking care of my husband who has Parkinson's Disease non stop for five years. Haven't had a vacation on my own for all that time. I do need some reinvention and renewal in a part of the world that's close to my old home in Vermont.
elizabeth says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:32 pm

When I was 7 I wanted to be a ventriloquist.
Julie says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:30 pm

I wanted to be a wife and mom, a feat that I've accomplished. What I didn't plan along the way though, was losing my job. After 10 and a half years at a job I loved, I find myself 53 and unemployed. If ever someone needed a mid-course adjustment, it's me!
Susan Convery says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:30 pm

When I was very young, I wanted to be a teacher. When I was in college, I wanted to be a book editor at a big New York publishing house.
Susan H says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:30 pm

I wanted to be an airplane pilot. Ironic that later in life I became afraid of flying. But not anymore!
sarah woods says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:30 pm

What a difference the name Woodstock brings from the rolling hills of New York to the spa experiences of a lifetime.
Kathy Leal says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:29 pm

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a NURSE when I grew up. M mother was an Army Nurse in World War II. She only worked a little when I was a kid - mostly night shift as an OB nurse. I also had brief spells when I wanted to be an airline hostess (!! I loved the idea of travel) and a librarian (love the books, even now). Then too, there was a spell in the Drama club when I thought I could be a makeup artist - lasted about 2 months. Most of the time I went back to the idea of nursing as a career that would allow me diversity and basic help to those less fortunate than I.
Bonnie Cranmer says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:29 pm

Funny how life works... I always wanted to be a writer AND a business owner. I was constantly creating ideas for businesses that didn't exist, involved in travel and hospitality, telling stories and writing emotional poetry. I don't write much poetry these days, except the melodious marketing messages I design for clients ;~)
Dindy904 says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:28 pm

Most of all, and proud to say, a Mother !
latanya lewis says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:21 pm

just have fun.
school teacher says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:20 pm

I met my first true love & got married & had a family instead of seeking a career at the time.
Leta says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:19 pm

I always wanted to be a dancer. I was inspired by Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. I fulfilled my dream. As an adult, I danced professionally for 9 years.
Ranell says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:17 pm

A teacher and that is what I am now.
Mitzi says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:14 pm

A physical education teacher. I grew up when exercise and gym was an important part of the school program. It taught us many important lessons of life.
Mary McCullough says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:13 pm

Just wanted to get married and have children
Judy Scott says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:11 pm

I wanted to be dress designer. I LOVED Fabric, style and design.When growing up I made most of my clothes using several patterns.Took sewing classes &I design but didn't think I would survive in NY OR LA. I became a bankerand ironically I was transferred to LA where I lives twice.

Clothes ztill my weakness and love to feel fabric!!!
Debra Gaswint says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:11 pm

I wanted to be a mom and a makeup artist or something behind the scenes in entertainment.
Karen Henninger says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:10 pm

This may be hard to believe but I grew up on a Pa German farm, the oldest girl of seven siblings. The family required hard work of me and the work was divided by sexism. I was also taught that, by God, my highest duty was to care for children. Working women were disapproved of by God, supposedly. This was shed from me only in my 20's after 2 children. So there was no ideas of 'being something' when I grew up but a mother. When I was 18, I had a desire to leave the farm and travel to see different parts of the world. I didn't want to marry. I didn't want the work. I only dreamed of college but it was far out of reach to even consider. I had a desk in my bedroom and I did well in school so I remember thinking I'd like to have a desk when I grow up but I didn't know to categorize what I'd do there. After two children, stay at home mom, and then divorce, I fulfilled my college dream. And despite all factors, being creative, an artist and writer 'happened' to me. I had moderate success but still struggle with my 'roots' I couldn't completely shake off. I never dreamed of being artist or writer. I also got to travel the United States. If I had another chance, I'd have a life where I might be given the circumstances to experience life in many ways. I imagine in another life, I might have been a gymnast. In this life, I hope to finish my creative goals and do some more traveling.
Mary Quanstrom says:
July 17, 2012 at 05:05 pm

A DOCTOR. From the time I was 7 until my early 20s I wanted to be a doctor. I still would today if given the opportunity and financial ability.

My mom was chronically ill most of my childhood. Her illness and my exposure to the medical profession, hospitals, etc. made me want to be a doctor and take "better" care of people like her.
Eileen says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:55 pm

An astronaut!
adrienne wilber says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:54 pm

I wanted to be a marine biologist because i liked the show Flipper. Then I wanted to be veterinarian since I loved animals, but heard it was very competitive. Then I wanted to be a dietician, but hated Chemistry in college. Finally I decided to go into business marketing/management in college which seemed very practical and that is what I did.
Lisa says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:52 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher
Marla Davis says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:51 pm

When I was younger, I thought maybe a teacher-really didn't know. Wasn't super career minded back then. After being a single parent, receiving my B.S. and divorced, I knew I wanted to go to law school and still do!
Terri Sinclair says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:49 pm

My dream was always to work in television or radio production. I still think about it all the time and see how the skills I have and have honed all these years would have supported that desire and often wonder WHY didn't I push further or harder to get what I wanted. My father did this for a living so I was around this industry my entire life but when my career was beginning my father's was fading and I think now, in retrospect, I didn't want to appear that I was soaring as he was "diving."

A true regret all these years later.
Deb Schroeder says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:44 pm

I loved to draw as a child and always wanted to become an artist. My dad once asked me if I would like to go art school and make it my profession. I recall telling him no because it wouldn't be as much fun if I HAD to draw for a living. Kids are funny.
susan says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:41 pm

when i was younger i wanted to help people by being a nurse.
Linda says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:40 pm

I wanted to have a PhD in Psychology and do research. Somehow I ended up with an MBA managing money for anxious entrepreneurs. Strange path for a dyslexic with ADD!
Valery says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:39 pm

I wanted to be in the Air Force.
Amanda Sakovitz says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:37 pm

an artist
Maggie says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:36 pm

I wanted to be a great baker like my grandmother.
Mary Primorac says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:28 pm

a college graduate
mar g says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:28 pm

i loved the out of doors and thought working in a national park would be a good job.
Elise says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:27 pm

I wanted to be a physician. I still love medical stuff: learning about how the body works, figuring out how doctors diagnose illnesses, etc.
Leslie says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:25 pm

I had no idea what I wanted to be when I was younger and not sure I even know now at 55. What I did know was I didn't want to be like my mother - unhappy, critical, negative, and unappreciative of her role as a mother. I am mostly not her. And maybe I want to be an editor/proof reader, your question should read: "WHEN you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up?" ;-)
Gail McCullough says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:25 pm

I wanted to be a veterinarian
Yitta Mandelbaum says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:22 pm

I wanted to be a tv news reporter, but then I reaized that
I would have to be VERY aggressive, pursuing--even stalking subjects mercilessly--invading people's prviate space and territory, and viewing them as objects - not humabn beings. I couldn't see rushing over to a subject who was crying hysterically as her house blew up in flames, and sticking a microphone into her face and saying: How do you feel about losing your home? etc. I needed to do something that would help me maintain my ability to respect people's boundaries and dignity, so I gave up the dream!
Connie Giardina says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:22 pm

I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love the feeling I get when the children I have taught show how enthusiastic they are and how they enjoy learning. That is my real accomplishment.
Robin says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:17 pm

I wanted to be a professional photographer.
Heidi Hampton Davis says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:17 pm

I wanted to be anything that took me on adventures. First an Airline Stewardess. Another choice was an Artist because my father was and we grew up traveling around to art fairs. I did become a travel agent for awhile and a graphic artist for some years before computers took over. All said and done, my latter life has been in some kind of marketing position, to this very day!
Joanna says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:16 pm

I wanted to be a teacher...I am in a healthcare profession
Helen Trautman says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:16 pm

My own person (have my own business) be healthy, happy and successful and to be an outstanding role model to young girls.
susan hartman says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:14 pm

The first I remember, I wanted to be a writer.
SGAwalkvt says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:13 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be an architect, but everyone told me that was a man's job! Even in H.S., my guidance counselor (old school friend of my mom's) discouraged me and told me that I could be more helpful to my family if I became a teacher or nurse as my mom wanted. I was the first person from my family to go to college, and my mother cried and cried that I had to become a nurse or teacher so that I "wouldn't take bread from a man's mouth". My mom really believed that the man was the bread winner and women had no right to take jobs that could go to men! And she wanted me to go to the local state school. Frustrated, I put myself through college in another state which took me many grants, loans, jobs and 5 years. It wasn't architecture or any type of design, and I never really felt fulfilled. I was married before I graduated and children soon followed. Still happily married and oh would I love this mini vacation and the ability to participate at Women at Woodstock! P.S....my middle child, a daughter is an Architect! Very satisfying!
Judy says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:13 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. Worked for the phone company for 16 years then resigned to become a group exercise instructor/personal trainer. Not the type of teacher I had envisioned....but a teacher non the less!!
Rebecca says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:12 pm

Well I wanted to be an "explorer", which doesn't really translate to any career this day-and-age (although I do LOVE research, which is a type of explorer I guess). So I've been really lost my entire life, just working to live and enjoying none of it! I'm currently unemployed and lost, as ever. I'm introverted and wouldn't usually go for a symposium, but this sounds like it would be uplifting and insightful.
jOURNALIST LIVING IN PARIS says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:08 pm

For 37 years, I helped high school students become better writers and I have traveled abroad for many summers with students on travel programs. Looking back, I now feel that I have accomplished those dreams in an even BIGGER and BETTER way, both for myself and MANY young people!

God is good!!!!
Karen Cunningham says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:06 pm

A writer.
I have published some work and am still at it.
mark hibbing says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:05 pm

a porn star
Jeanie says:
July 17, 2012 at 04:05 pm

When I was in first grade until 6th grade, all I wanted to be was a nurse. I fell in love with the white uniform and the cap. Everyone seemed to admire nurses and of coarse I wanted to be admired as well. Then in high school I really was not sure what I wanted to be. Adults and teachers kept telling me what I should be. The only thing I did know was what I did not want to do, which was just about everything all the adults told me to do. I was not rebellious, just uncertain. I felt I just wanted to get married and have children. I did go to college and majored in liberal arts. A no major. That lasted 2 years. I am 54 now and think I know what I want to be... a grandmother and an interior decorator. ( not necessarily in that order!)
shellrobin says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:58 pm

I always wanted to be a veterinarian but somehow got sidetracked into the business world. I am a vegetarian, lover of all animals and someday, hope to find my way back to a career caring for animals and working to voice their needs for protection. Definitely on my agenda once I retire from business!
Candace McMahon says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:57 pm

I either wanted to be a broadway dancer or I wanted to be like Mother Theresa and save the world and solve world hunger. Instead, I ended up in the business world!
diana says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:56 pm

shirley temple, marilyn monroe, leonardo da vinci were my heroes, so actress, painter/artist!
angie e says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:56 pm

i want to win this!!! i have not been pampered in forever. i need a massage and a mini vacation!!! please let me win this amazing chance to relax and have a getaway session.
elle2 says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:51 pm

I wanted to work on a cruise ship and travel the world. During those years they hired International crew and or had to speak many languages
Donna Hogue says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:51 pm

I wanted to be a veternarian. I have always loved animals and only wanted to help them. I thought my love for them would heal them.
Sue Elley says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:48 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to grow up and be a dancer on Broadway.
Nancy Calhoun says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:46 pm

I always wanted to be someone who could make people feel better. I know that could conceivably take many different forms and I suppose I did that in the form of being there with a warm hug for my husband and kids when they had a bad day, sitting with the family of a terminally ill member during their last days, and helping friends and family find the silver lining when they were immersed in darkness. Now the kids are grown and I just finished massage therapy school at age 56. I feel like I'm making a positive difference in the lives of everyone who comes to me for treatment and I go to bed at night content and at peace knowing that people feel better after one of my treatments.
Linda says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:45 pm

I always loved Math and wanted to be a Math teacher.
Phyllis Owens says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:44 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be an "airline stewardess" as they were called at that time. However, I was too heavy by their standards at that time, and I later married. (You had to be single at that time also.) Now when I fly and watch the flight attendants, I still picture myself doing that wonderful service. I still think I would have loved it!
Ann Wilson says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:40 pm

A good wife and great mother.
Myrna Holmes says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:38 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a model and a flight attendant. ...well at least I got to be a flight attendant for a while. On to new dreams as I approach 55.
cfarrellsc says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:38 pm

I wanted to be a chef, which I am. And I wanted to travel the world, which I've done quite a bit, but want to do more.
Tonya C. says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:35 pm

When I Was Younger. I Aspired to Become An Actress. I Love Acting, I was A member Of The local Theatre, It Was My World, I Grew up And Realized that there was More Going On In that world, To Much Drama. So I dedicated My Life to The Medical Field. Helping Others In Need makes my life Much Happier.
Cynthia Gagliardi says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:35 pm

Growing up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, I had a vivid imagination and desperately wanted to be an actress/singer. Alas, I could neither act, nor sing, a fact confirmed in grade school plays. I was promptly cast as a tree or other inanimate object with no lines! I pursued a career in Public Relations and it worked out perfectly. I use my imagination to write, create, and, sometimes, perform, when pitching an idea or promotion. Life works out as it should, when we use the skills we actually possess! But it's still fun to dream...
Nan says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:22 pm

A model first, teacher second. If I had followed the first when I was young it would have paid for the second. How do you ever recover from poor choices?
KAREN SIMMONS says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:22 pm

THIS WOULD BE HEAVEN SENT!
Brooksie Shoemake says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:21 pm

When I was a little girl, I always said I wanted to drive a LOG TRUCK. I lived in rural Mississippi and several log trucks came by the road I lived on. I never saw a woman driving a log truck. I wanted to be the first woman to drive a log truck down my road. Now that I look back in time, I think about how funny that would be and how my life is so different now.
Robin Bobbé says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:21 pm

My problem was that I never knew what I wanted to be be. I was lost but found myself at 60! I am an advocate for 50+ women. You never know!
Allyson says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:15 pm

I ALWAYS knew I wanted to be a wife and mother. I wanted to have a child of my own and adopt one. I am happily married for almost 10 years, we have a 9 year old son and are adopting our 1 1/2 year old foster son. I am so blessed.
Cynthia Overstreet says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:14 pm

An adult. I'm pleased to say, I've failed utterly!
kakkie60 says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:11 pm

I always wanted to be a doctor or vetrinarian when I was young. I used to line up my dolls and stuffed animals that needed mending and pretend that I was the vet and they were my patients. I also had a collection of picture that I had drawn, similar to paper dolls, and they were groups of families who were my patients.I became an RN, BSN working in trauma surgery instead of a doctor.
grandmahugs@gmail.com says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:08 pm

I wanted to be a fashion designer, I would make clothes for my dolls for hours on end. Later I made my children's clothes.
Barbara Langsam Shuman says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:06 pm

I will be 60 in October, and still have so many goals to realize. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be the first woman President of the United States. In high school, I planned to be a journalist and then an attorney. I grew up to be a journalist, author and poet, and work as a public relations executive. My secret dream was to be an actress in musical theater. I achieved that dream, even though it was in community theater. Twelve years ago, I formed a documentary production company with two other women. Ignoring the warnings and doubts of others, we succeeded in producing, directing, and writing a documentary covering the controversy over stem cell research that roiled Missouri in 2005-2006. Our documentary premiered at the St. Louis International Film Festival in 2008, won Best Heartland Feature award at the Kansas City FilmFest in 2009, and was screened at the LA International Women's Film Festival in 2010. We have a national distributor, which has sold DVDs to universities and organizations throughout the United States. We're beginning work on our second documentary, but we still haven't found a way to earn money from our documentary work. I would love professional guidance!!
Deanne Helgesen says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:05 pm

A doctor.
Marsha Crain says:
July 17, 2012 at 03:03 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a Chemical Engineer. I found that world fasinating--however--I feel in love and stayed in my hometown. I did graduate with a Bachelor in Education. But in my last semester when I was student teaching-I always went home upset-not because of the children but because of the way the parents treated their children. It broke my heart.
Mary Montague says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:55 pm

I always wanted to be a nurse but i growed up to fast and became a mom at the age of 16 years old got pregnanted by a older man who i thought i loved be he didn't love me he loved just what he could get from me. but now i am not a nurse but i do take care oc children i have my own Daycare now THANK GOD GOD is good all the time
Pam M says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:50 pm

I had a lot of different of different dreams when I was a young girl. Earliest was Nurse, then Stewardess & Olympic Figure Skater. I ended up a Nurse. :)
Patricia Marinace says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:49 pm

Brenda Starr-reporter.
StChienne says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:48 pm

Exactly what I am today! An artist/writer/designer/mother/lover/dancer/pirate!
pamela munro says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:46 pm

In 6th grade I wanted to be a dollmaker or a nuclear scientist! For the rest of the time, I wanted to be an actress - & I am one!
Pam says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:42 pm

When I was VERY young, I wanted to be a dancer - specifically - a Rockette in NYC. When in kindergarten, I would draw pictures of the dancers (with fishnet stockings, of all things - I remember that my stern kindergarten teacher didn't approve). I lived in a small town with no dance instructor, so I had to move on to other things. But - I love ballroom dancing to this day - it's exhilarating.
wizardewu says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:41 pm

I wanted to be a ranger in a national park.
Zina Brown says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:36 pm

When I was younger I wanted to become a writer. That aspiration is becoming true as I am in the process of completing my first novel.
Jeannette Harkin says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:36 pm

When I was a a very little girl I always wanted to be either a waitress or a millionaire (at least that's what my mother said I would tell people when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up) When I was a little older I always wanted to be a teacher. I did know that I wanted to do something to help others. Today I work as a senior caregiver and it is feels good to be able to give back to society.
RAY says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:33 pm

A PRO BASEBALL PLAYER
Carol says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:33 pm

I always played school and thought I'd be a teacher. I also wanted to be a toll taker LOL (I grew up in NJ) Instead, I'm doing quality management in a hospital! Oh please, please, please, please, PLEASE pick me! I haven't had a massage since January and I'm SO full of stress knots :-(
Joyce Zevnik says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:33 pm

My career choices changed with every movie I saw or book I read. At my ripe old age I think I'm probably happy with how my life unfolded. I think my best and most fulfilling job has been as a mother. It was what I always wanted to be. I am alone after the death of m y husband but this only child has a family of a daughter and three sons with wives and very signifcant others, plus grand children and their loves, and wonderful in laws....it doesn't get any better than this. Good health. Peace and love. I am content. :)
Kaye Barasa says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:32 pm

Well, how MUCH younger are we talking about? When I was in my teens and younger I wanted to be a movie star (what else?). Later on, I wanted to be married. And after that, I just wanted to be happy in my family life.
Sue says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:29 pm

A writer.
Susan says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:28 pm

How young can I go with my life? As a young lass growing up I went to work with my Granddad to his famous Greek restaurant. I learned how to hostess the guests, take the money for their food, hear stories from policemen, clergy, reporters, and everyday folks and that make my life what it is today i am certain. I have worked in so many interesting places and jobs that I feel so bleesed, but the best was kept for me until the last it seems!!! I am now the Patient Relations person at a major hospital in Charlotte, N.C. and so love it. I always wanted to meet and help people so this job is what I am mean't to do. I also love animals so much and if I had a second choice in careers it would be to help rescue and get homes for the pets that are in bad homes or have no home. This weighs on my heart everyday i wake so maybe I go into this career later. But now I feel I need a little time for TLC myself as I hardly ever take time off. Susan
Dina Harris says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:27 pm

I wanted to be a teacher since I was in 4th grade. I now raise funds for a regional university.
belindabg says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:26 pm

I had only one real desire - I wanted to be an Actress. It's all I ever really wanted to do. My parents were NOT supportive and pushed me into a Career in Administration instead. By age 21 I was working in Sales - which is 'acting' of a different sort.
I still have many days when I wonder what would have happened had I listened to my own inner voice and ignored all that parental and societal pressure.
Michele says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:23 pm

As a child, I wanted to be a professional dancer.
Christine DiMauro says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:23 pm

I am embarassed to admit that when I was in high school...all I wanted to be was a "stewardess." This was in 1973. I wanted to see Paris, London, Vienna..... I thought this was the only want to do it. Although I believe that a flight attendant has an incredibly tough job, and I do not think this profession is paid properly, I am happy that I chose to go into a business profession and can pay for my own airline tickeets.
Imelda says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:21 pm

When I was a child, I always enjoyed when our family went on trips and thought I wanted to be a flight attendant so I can travel the world, but that soon changed when I grew up and saw what flight attendants really experience on actual flights, (you know what I mean). I really liked drawing and coloring too so then I thought I'd become an artist but my folks scared me with the myth that there were so many "starving" artists. My parents, who were then in the radio and televison industry, encouraged me into the communication arts field which I took up in college. I ended up working in advertising and public relations for an ad company and later for a five-star international hotel.
Migrating to the USA, the land of opportunity, was impactful. Now married and a Southern California realtor struggling through the crummy market and economy, I still wonder constantly what entrepreneurial pursuits I can embark on that would bring me to travel and art pleasures. Its always in the back of my mind, even as I try to focus on getting home buyers and sellers to work with.....What would my next decade be?
velder dixon says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:18 pm

model
michelle says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:13 pm

an actress!
Laura O. says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:10 pm

a trapeze artist
Lisa Shaw says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:07 pm

I wanted to be a veterinarian, taking care of all animals but especially the ones in zoos.
newtoy42 says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:07 pm

Want to win whatever I can. Just need a break
Jennifer Neal-Humble says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:06 pm

I wanted to save animals!! Be a vet or work in the animal field. I ended up with 2 Great Pyrenees, a Black Lab, 3 Dachshunds, a Havaneese, a deer legged Chihuahua, 10 cats, a Green Winged Macaw and 3 Bettas. All were given to me or rescued, they all needed a great home. They got one!!
Loesje Shema says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:05 pm

I wanted to be a psychologist and an artist.I dropped psychology because I realized I was trying to understand myself, not others, but did get a Bachelor of Fine Arts at California College of the Arts. Everything I have learned, even when I didn't like the subject, has proven to be useful, and the older I get, the more it all connects.
Barbara Katz-Chobert says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:04 pm

I wanted to be sucessful, and be able to afford to go to any concert, theater, etc, performance I wanted to, in good seats!!!
Deborah says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:03 pm

This would be heavenly, if only......
Deborah Erickson says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:02 pm

As a child I wanted to have a grocery store. Silly for a kid but that is what I ended up doing. I opened up a Natural food store in Brooklyn the week before I turned 21. Now I have an organic farm on Kauai.
Kathleen Vincent says:
July 17, 2012 at 02:01 pm

I wanted to be a nurse because I thought that that was what little girls did when they grew up. Dropped out of nursing school, became an artist, psychologist then an illustrator. Never missed the nursing a bit!
Pam Norwood says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:59 pm

I wanted to be a writer, an author. I read and wrote all the time. Now I have a personal blog where I sometimes capture my thoughts and share with the outside world, all 50 followers.

I NEED some reinventing, to say the very least!

I am turning 60 this fall and I still don't know what I want to be when I'm "all grown up".... my present job doesn't feed my soul. I am trapped because of insurance and pension plans. So I just keep on plugging. Being pampered and counseled and given new options would be exhilerating!
Diane Dance says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:59 pm

I wanted to be a physiotherapist - couldn't make the grade chemistry!
Stormy says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:58 pm

Please, please, please...
Punipuao says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:57 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a pilot because I thought it would such a cool idea to be in the sky and driving my own plane :)
Sher says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:54 pm

I have wanted to be and do many things - some of them materialized. Others, to my grief did not. In my 50's I wanted to run a company that made the best corn bread and snack croutons imaginable. I have earned a social work degree, published a cook book and owned a catering business. In my spare, spare time, I do spiritual and emotional healing work with individuals and groups which I'm good at - and love. At 67 - and nowhere near retirement - I work full-time in an administrative position, wondering if I will ever again get to do work that supports me financially, but also enlivens my soul. This workshop would be a wonderful opportunity to refresh and grow - perhaps a new set of undreamed of wings!
Andrea says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:54 pm

Olympic ice skater like Peggy Fleming :)
Carol Stark says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:51 pm

I had several dreams of becoming an Actress, a Ballerina, a Therapist (as I'm a very good listener) and most of my friends continue to elicit my advice. I was always interested in the Environment and being an activist, when I was a teenager, and have been a Director for 18 years of an all volunteer group, so I feel like I have accomplished that goal-(although not paid for it) So I suppose that is an accomplishment.
Alex Gallegos says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:49 pm

Was an aspiring artist and musician,
Touring artist and musician
Elin Griggs says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:43 pm

I wanted to be a Mother, happy, accomplished and satisfied with my life.
Elizabeth Underwood says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:42 pm

Among many other short lived ideas, I wanted to be a musician and poet... and a clothing designer (and model, of course. That dang Barbie doll.). There was always something in my mind about a mystical spirituality, too. Still haven't defined that one. Maybe I will if I get to experience this gathering of luminary women in such a beautiful setting.
fharvin says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:42 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a secretary. I supassed that, now I teach women how to be office assistants. ;0)
ladycarol says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:35 pm

I wanted to be a famous author, write all kinds of books and travel the world. I loved books, words, writing and being the character in the books. Books took me all over the world and I loved everything about it, until one day I told my father, who was a farm and rancher and had lived his whole life on the property he was even born in the house I was raised in. My father's reply dashed my hopes and dreams that day even though it was forty years ago I remember it like yesterday. He said you are always dreaming if you keep it up you will never be anything. You need to think about getting a job, work hard, get married and have some kids. It broke my heart because what I heard was "you are not good enough" this is about the best you can do. So that is what I did. I got married and had five children even though I love everyone of them I was still missing something I felt as though I was loosing my zest and zeal. Even though I had great joy I still felt as though I lost some of my joy. Now he is gone and the dream is coming back! I am good enough and I can have big dreams and I will never do what he did even if I think it is unattainable I will never dash someone's dreams. When I think back now I should have never told anyone I should have just did it but I was afraid that everyone would laugh at me like he did. So I am still not there yet, I am still growing up hope this doesn't keep me from being chosen. I say dream big ladies don't let anyone or anything stop you.
LorriL says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:33 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a veterinarian. As it happens, life takes a different path. I do work full time and as my part time job I am a licensed massage practitioner. I still get to provide a helpful service, just to people instead of animals! I love every minute of it!
Elizabeth Herberick says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:33 pm

I just wanted to be alive. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was 8 and my parents were told I'd live about 20 years which sounded like a long time when I was 8. Thankfully, with all the new advancements, I am here and FOF+. I've been doing massage therapy for 25 years but still looking to find what else could be my calling! Life is good!
DELIA SADLER says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:31 pm

A MOM!!! I WAS BLESSED TO BE A STAY-AT-HOME MOM AND TO BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF MY BOYS' DAY TO DAY LIFE. HARDEST JOB I EVER HAD, BUT OH THE REWARDS!!!
Sharon McGloin says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:29 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a gym teacher. I did teach PE for one year and realized that what I really wanted to do was help emotionally disturbed children. I became a Recreation Therapist and have worked in the field of psychiatric care for over 30 years. I am currently the Vice President of Performance Improvement at a residential treatment center/psychiatric hospital for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. This retreat sounds like just the ticket for me and an opportunity to refresh myself and move forweard with the next chapter of my life.
Susan Schwieger says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:27 pm

When I was in grade school, I wanted to be a nun---must have been their influence. As I grew older, I became concerned about juveniles in the court system, since I was labeled a delinquent by my parents, and so my career plan changed to become a lawyer and be a juvenile court judge.
Debra J Webb says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:26 pm

I wanted to be a compassionate healer for anyone who crossed my path and a friend for all of my loved ones and a lover and beloved to one special man.
I also wanted to be an artist, crafter, seamstress creating beautiful clothing, accessories, decor and gifts. I wanted to be a writer and author writing inspirational, healing, enlightening and encouraging prose. I wanted to be a compassionate, inspirational and enlightening mystic.
Becky Matthews says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:25 pm

I wanted to be a Flight Attendant more than anything! God has been good to me, I flew for many years.
However, I left the job and am at a crossroad in my life.
I have time, energy and desire. For what? I am no longer who i used to be and happy to redefine myself.
I taken several classes, gone into career counseling and still a blank slate with much to offer.
I love upstate New York, I love meeting new people, this is the perfect opportunity!
Thank You!!!
DSM says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:23 pm

An archeologist or graphic artist.
Joni says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:23 pm

I was going to be a model. Then I learned you needed to be tall. :)
angela says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:19 pm

I always wanted to write news articles and stories so I studied French 3 years so I would be able to speak and understand the language when I moved to Paris!
Rebecca Sudduth says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:18 pm

airline stewardess/ back in the day a gal in Arkansas had limited choices/nurse/teacher/were majority it seemed....:}
Anne Reissig says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:18 pm

i WANTED TO BE EITHER A DRESS DESIGNER OR A LAWYER.
Melissa says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:17 pm

Professional jockey
Joanna Baker says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:16 pm

I wanted to be a veterinarian! I kind of still do!
Jessysmom52 says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:15 pm

I have always wanted to own my own business, a general, or a antique store.
Beth Surdut says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:15 pm

I wanted to continue to be who I am--creative and curious, interested and interesting.
fl50l says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:13 pm

I was a dedicated gymnast my entire childhood. I ate, drank, and slept gymnastics. My dream was to compete and score a perfect 10 in the Olympics.
Isabel Menendez says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:11 pm

tradtional role of being a nurse
fhoagland says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:11 pm

A nurse.....at my age almost all my friends wanted to be a nurse. I was destined to save lives and care for people. We'd dress up and play like our dolls were our patients. What fun we had....
Maureen says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:11 pm

a teacher
Ann says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:11 pm

I wanted to be an artist, drawing fashion ads for newspapers (at the time, local stores used drawings rather than photos in their ads). Now they don't use drawings, and newspapers are also endangered, so I know that reinvention is a good thing or I would be unemployed right now.
Debbie E. says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:09 pm

Well in the 60s it was quite glamorous (or so we thought) to be an airline stewardess (flight attendant today). I am a registered nurse now, a much safer profession!
Tracy Englert says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:07 pm

a librarian
Mary Bielfeldt says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:04 pm

When I was young I wanted a life in the art world. I wanted to teach children and introduce them to art and its many mediums. Art is everywhere and I wanted to convey that belief to them.
Margarida says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:03 pm

I wanted to be an English as a Second Language teacher and travel abroad. My wish came true as I have taught in Canada and the USA- countries outside my native England.
Carol Majewski says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:02 pm

This would be wonderful to attend !
ADMIN OFFICER says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:01 pm

I wanted to find hidden treasure; search Civil War sites and visit the best Bed and Breakfasts in the area. Mostly, though, I wanted to live in Maine and grow blueberries.
Berti says:
July 17, 2012 at 01:00 pm

Having gone to law school 10 years after graduating from college, I practiced law while raising my two young sons. It became evident that I wanted to stay home with them and that they needed me. My younger boy has multiple learning disabilities and required remediation every day after school. It worked out as he is now a Physics major at very good college with generous scholarships! My older son is also very successful and we are all very close. I practiced on a per diem basis for a while but then when the children left I pursued new dreams.

When I was younger I wanted to be a child psychologist running a wonderful clinic for disturbed adolescents. Now, when I grow up I want to be a world renowned Abstract painter and potter.
Jacqueline M says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

When I was a little girl I was mesmerized by the giant cash registers at the grocery store! In the check out line I'd stare at the cashier ringing up my Mom's purchases...this was back in the 60's - 70s when you actually had to press all those buttons in the dollars and cents columns. Then we'd go home and I'd draw a cash register on a sheet of paper...rows and columns of circles numbered from 1 - 9, and I'd help my Mom put away the groceries, but first I had to pretend I was the on the shelf. My love of pushing buttons never got me a job as a cashier, but it has translated into the ability to type 120 words per minute!
Beatrice says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

When I had braces in elementary school, I wanted to be one of the technicians who tightened them and did all the work (I did NOT want to be an orthodontist--he was a MAN and women were technicians!). The women talked amongst themselves about their frequent travels-ski weekends at Lake Tahoe, beach vacations to Hawaii. So that's the life of a working woman?!
When I was in high school I wanted to be a journalist and change the world for the better. It was the Watergate era, and journalists were champions for all citizenry.
Now, after a long career working in TV and online news, and periodically taking time off from working to raise children and care for an elderly parent, I'm ready to re-invent myself. This FOF Retreat looks like the perfect kick-start to the next era of my life!
Stresslessdiva says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I wanted to be a cowgirl for a while -- a la Annie Oakley! Then, I switched over to ballerina -- long body, short legs made it a long stretch!
Karen Hansen says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

From the time I knew what it was I wanted to be the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I think it funny today that I didn't just want to be a justice but Chief Justice. Sad no woman has held that position yet. I felt way back in the 60's that womens rights were not equal to mens and the only way that would change was women on the court especially as chief justice. As you can tell I never made it lol
Mary says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

When I was five I wanted to be a truck driver like my daddy. The family owned a trucking business and most of my father's 13 brothers and sisters worked there. I loved hanging out on the freight docks and riding along in the trucks with my Dad or grandfather. My mother made me a "uniform" shirt just like the guys wore with my name on the pocket. Fun memories!
Kathy Ryan says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Ha! I wanted to be a secretary, can you believe it... but since I couldn't type fast enough...so
My first job was as a clerk @ Doubleday, followed by a stint as a production assistant @ Time Inc, which was
a lucky break that gave me the base for a great future.
Looking forward to retiring at the end of this year as a Managing Director in a global communications agency ( Ogilvy & Mather)
Kathy Rieder says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

When I was younger, I taught school after a brief but successful career with a national insurance company that I left when my son was born. I am contemplating a retirement from public education after 25 years and the counseling part of this retreat is REALLY appealing at this point in my life. I don't want to face retirement without a plan but I need direction--how do I give back? What should I do?
Elizabeth K says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I wanted to be a vet when I grew up.
Sandy says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Interior Decorator, Massage Therapist, or Mom. Got one of the three accomplished so far... But I'm not finished growing up yet!
Kim says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I have always dreamed of becoming a Registered Dietician! In my 20's, I discovered a real passion for health and wellness, which has led to a long-term career in Corporate Health Promotion/Management. I would love to round out my career with schooling to become an RD!
anon says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be a ballerina,ice skater or Miss America. Thought I could accomplish all this just by showing up. Oops. No matter, being a mom and a teacher for 30 years has been great.
Becky Beer says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I always loved travel and adventure,so I wanted to be a stewardess or a movie star.
terryliz says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I didn't have very ambitious goals...I either wanted to be a secretary or a baseball player's wife! Now I think being a librarian would have been the best fit for me.
Bette says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

When I was younger I wanted to be dress designer. I created almost my entire wardrobe during my high school years. I lived and breathed art in every static form and as many mediums as I could find. I learned to play guitar, but couldn't read a musical note. I still putter around with sculpture and painting.
victoria williams says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I always wanted to be a actress doing voice over for animated cartoons.
elizabeth hegeman says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

i wanted to be a pediatric neurologist, but as a girl i was discouraged from medical school and lacked the self-confidence to try. Now i am a clinical psychologist and help people as best i can in this way!
Ida says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I always wanted to be around rock musicians - specifically, The Beatles! I thought the only way to do that without being a groupie was to be a model, so I "modeled" myself after Jean Shrimpton, the "it" girl of her time. Well, I never did become a model but I did end up around rock musicians - first as a freelance published photographer of concert photos, and then became a publicist; I still run my own public relations firm where I create publicity campaigns for musicians and bands! Oh, and as for The Beatles - well, I was the New York City Area Secretary for the Official Beatles Fan Club, and later went on to be the Assistant Coordinator for the National Committee for John & Yoko for a short time, and have actually met Paul, George & John!
BARBIE PHILLIPS says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I COULD SURE USE THIS!!!
Julie Anne Montagano says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I wanted to be a journalist or the lead singer in a rock band.
Joann Dubois says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I always wanted to be a teacher, I just love kids but due to economics I was forced to find work right out of highschool. I started college at night but then had a family and stopped. I truly enjoy playing with children, reading to them, baking with them and just being around them. They keep me young!
CMTS says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

An adventurer who was going to go into the rainforests or Antarctica to discover new species of life.
Dianna says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

OMG! I would love to win this!!!
kathi cibischino says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

always wanted to be a stewardess.... was so glamorous back in the day!!!!
Fab55 says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I planned to be an Advertising Executive, walking fast and proud in NYC with my briefcase in hand. I never planned on husband or family. I was going to be a Career Woman!
Mary S says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Drive cars fast. My Dad would take me to the Drag races and race his motorcycles.
Chef Karen says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I wasn't exactly sure back then, but I knew I wanted to make a difference. The same is true today!
Cynthia Poonamallee says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I wanted to be a wife and mother.
Jacquie says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I wanted to be a 'beautician' that's what they were called in those days! However I was told I couldn't become one because I wasn't beautiful. Not much later I decided I wanted to be a hotel receptionist as I was watching some girls at the front desk during a holiday and it looked like great fun. I worked in the industry for 27 years after making that decision, not just on the front desk but all over; I even set up the opening a couple of hotels. As to being a beautician, well now I just go and get pampered when I can, probably not as much as I should but sometimes. I am about to move house so I feel a major pampering coming on!!
Donna W says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I have always loved to paint and do wheel pottery. I would love to open a craft studio when I retire from my present job. I would definitely benefit from some good counseling... not to mention the relaxation of this getaway.
Donna says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

When I was a preteen, I wanted to be a nurse...until I became a candy-striper and saw just how difficult it was physically and emotionally. Then, I decided I'd like to be a teacher. That has been realized as I start my 38th year teaching in Sept. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!
Jean Hoult says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

teacher
Susan Cassano says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I wanted to be IT ALL!!!! Depending on the day and mood, I went thru all types of careers from Child Psychologist to Nun, to yes, stripper! lol, to Professor, Artist, Astronaut, UN rep, etc etc etc...
I would become obsessed and read everything I could on the subject (except of course Stripper - my Mom would not let a Catholic School 10 yr read that kind of stuff! (I guess she was sorry she let me see the movie about Gypsie Rose Lee!!! lol
Clara says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

This sounds like an amazing event. As someone who has been going through my own personal after-50 transformation into the writer I've always wanted to be, I suspect there will be much to learn here. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.
ruthie says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I wanted to be a social worker.
lynne cahill says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I wanted to be an English teacher. I never achieved that goal;however I always ended up the one who did all the corporate editing.
susie fontenot says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Wanted to be a stewardess
Dolores Boland says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

When I was young we always had lots of pets and were always rescuing more so being such an animal lover I wanted to be a Zoologist. Now that I am out of a job I am thinking about going back to school to actually do it!
Suzy Reschke says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I wanted to be a Police woman when I grew up so I could help others.
mollyann says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Oh I really wanted to be a make up artist, thinking that was a fun career
Kathryn says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I wanted to be a missionary and travel over the world helping feed, clothe and love people.
brenda jamerson says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be an anchor person
for a news show.
Marie says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

When I was younger...I truly believed that I would one day "rule the world." !!!
RoseOK says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I wanted to be a Kindergarden teacher but the nuns said I would be bored. I ended up being the Storytime librarian for about 15 years.
Theresa Bowles says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I wanted to be a ballerina when I was in elementary school, then in high school I wanted to be a fashion designer.
Cindy says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

You know, when I was in school, I wasn't really aware of all that was offered in the world. I thought a secretary was a good job, took in high school, and that was that. If only I could go back now!!
Wendy says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I wanted to work for Ralph Nader as a consumer advocate.
REBECCA STEPHEN says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I wanted to be a artist for Disney
Catherine Johnson says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I wanted to be a teacher, an operator a writer, mother of 4 a business woman. Well I got a chance to be all of those things in The US Air force. I was an instructor in how to maintain aircraft parts to fulfill the mission, I was the liaison between (operator) maintenance and aircraft customers. I was a basic tech. logistics writer, although I still want to publish children's books. I am now a drill Sgt. for "at risk youth". I still want to assist the elderly through my own elder care facility. Oh yes, I have 4 lovely children.
Irene Cypher says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I was a stay at home mom, but when I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut.
Jody says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Ahhh! A spaaaa! And a re-invention! What could be better...except me...afterwards!
Kathy Handerhan says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

A veterinarian
Sue says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I wanted to be a social worker to help other people.
Katherine says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I had a turbulent childhood;so when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up..............looking back I can truly say I longed to be at peace and feel secure and happy!
Margaret Wheat says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I, like so many other women, am still trying to figure that one out! So Far nothing has panned out............
Flo Zoltanetzky says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

When I was younger, I wanted to be a business owner.
Bosque says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I wanted to be a singer! I loved singing and still do. I have acted locally and have been able to sing in these performances, but it did not become my career.
mandrada says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I grew up around medical and legal professionals, that I thought everyone should either be a lawyer, judge, supreme court judge or nurse, doctor and pharmacists.
I wanted to be combination of both so I dreamed one day that I would be a doctor layer or nurse judge, something extra ordinary ...to make a difference in the world...so I joined lots of youth groups to enhance my chances to be that...helping people, improve the world and save the animals...in the end , I think I always knew that I would be an advocate or an activist for the legal and the medical field..doing right by others!
Troyann says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

A model living in New York.
Animal Author says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I've always wanted to be a writer, and was encouraged from third grade (when I wrote a play performed by my class) on. I got my wish, and now write children's books.
Becky Bodkin says:
July 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I wanted to be a teacher...and have somewhat lived that dream via sales trainings, and volunteer opportunities.
My innermost secret what-I-wanted-to-be is A PAMPERED WOMAN!!! Seems shallow to admit that, I was all about the old movies where women had a support staff to make their lives easier.

My inner debutante is screaming "pick me, pick me"!! The socially acceptable me respectfully requests your consideration for this unbelievable adventure of my dreams.

Thank YOU!
Sandie Aliprantis says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a nun, and then a teacher and then a nurse. Sometime in between I wanted to be a veterinarian. I also wanted six kids. Well, none of my aspirations was achieved. I started ou as a file clerk in an insurance company. I am now, happily, an accountant. After a long career and only two children, I can sure use a three day retreat.
Kathi Elster says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

I wanted to be a peacemaker. I had no idea how to do it, but that is what I wanted to do. I was the peacemaker at home, at school and among my friends, but I really wanted to help everyone find peace in the world.
Lillian Poole says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

I would love to meet theses ladies to pick their brains.i am 53 and still don't know what I wanna be when I grow up! I now have the time to pursue my dreams and at this point n my life I finally have me time woo hoo! Please pick me Sooo looking for direction. Thanks:)
Becky says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:56 am

When I was young, I wanted to be 2 things:
First a veterinarian and take care of
all animals. Until I realized that some can not be fixed and I would be devastated to be the one to put down someone's best friend. So I decided to go with the other...and to be just like my Mother. A fun, hard working, and caring woman. At 49 I'm still not there but I'm working on it everyday.
RITA CAMPOLI says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

When I was younger I wanted to be a grammar school teacher and I wanted to be a travel agent also.I was hoping to travel all the 50 states like my Grandma did before she passed away at 91 years old.
Louise says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

When I was in grade school I wanted to be a nurse, doctor, or teacher. And, have five children!
Lesley Frohman says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:53 am

I always wanted to help people--and I got to spend the first part of my career as a Social Worker helping others with real life issues. Now as an IT Talent Agent--help others manifest their career goals by placing job seekers in positions that match their skills and goals.
diane mary says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:52 am

I haven't decided yet
Jessie Llewellyn says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a nurse or an emergency dispatch operator when I grew up. Who knows, I may still even consider it.
Marcia says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:50 am

What I was when I was younger was impetuous and agressive. A real fighter. I always wanted to be a mechanical engineer, and I did accomplish that. Now I just want to retire, and work on writing a book. All that fighting just tired me out, and in the end, I never got the respect I so dearly craved. Would a massage make be feel better, I wonder?
Judy Brenner says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:50 am

I wanted to be a teacher or photographer.
Mary Garrigan says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

Peace Corps Volunteer
Sharon says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

First, an airline "stewardess" (now called "flight attendant")
Secondly, a fashion illustrator
Thirdly, a journalist/writer
Ended up becoming an amalgamation of all three: a creative, independent business-woman who has travelled the world, and continues to do so -- loving it! Amazing!
PS: I grew up in Woodstock, NY
Joan says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

A mother
Janet Barr says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

I wanted to be a ballerina.
marie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

I really didn't know what i wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I wanted to do something that made me feel independent. It wasn't until I got older that I realized I wanted to do something that had to do with law and research because I love both.
Michelle says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

I wanted to be an actress and dancer and I did pursue that from age 16-age 30.
Vickie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

I always wanted to be a Mom...which I became the Mom of 5 children and I wanted to be a nurse.
Terri Thomas says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

I wanted to be an entertainer ,to be able to entertain people all over the world and have fun traveling doing so .
cathiecoats says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

First of all, back in my dysfunctional shy childhood days I wanted to be a singer/actress even though I could do neither. With a creative artistic bent I started out in college in art but nearly flunked toothpick sculptures as a freshmen and switched to Journalism/Advertising. I love what I do and have never looked back! Stressful as it can be, I have fun every day. As a freelance creative writer I call myself "a wealth of insignificant information" because I've learned so much about so many diverse topics and clients' businesses over the years.
Ann says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

Well, I wanted to be a teacher, I wanted to be a pianist, and I wanted to run a health food store. And I have been able to be all of those things!
Suzanne says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

When I was very young I loved nature and adventure and I wanted to be a cowgirl on a dude ranch. I still love nature and adventure however a spa vacation would be much more appreciated than a dude ranch!
Cheryl Hoffman says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

A child psychologist is what I wanted to be...I didn't end up doing this as a profession, but I am very fortunate to have many children in my life by way of an amazing niece and nephew and assorted friends' children.
Kristine Whitman says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

I wanted to operate an adoption agency.
Dottie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

i guess my goal in life, as far back as I can remember was to be a Mom, I achieved my goal with 3 beautiful children. After loosing my husband, I was lucky enough to find a wonderful man, who had 4 kids of his own, and our blended family now consists of 7 children, 7 spouses, and 26 gran children. We are blessed !
Pamela Gordon says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

I wanted to be a vet. That never happened but I have 2 dachshunds and have a deep of love of animals.
Susie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

At 10 years old I was awestruck by an episode of Star Trek in which a beautiful young woman had the ability to take away others' pain. She was an empath! I wanted to be just like her. Today, in some ways, I am :)
Geekteach says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

I don't recall EVER knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. I only knew that I wanted to make my mark somehow, and contribute in a way that would make the world I leave a little better than the world I was born into. I went off to college with grand plans, only to marry a year later. I devoted 30 years to the beck and call of my two incredibly wonderful sons. When they went off to college, so did I. I also began substitute teaching, which led to my discovery of a love of teaching. Graduate school helped me become the best teacher I could possibly be. Teaching fulfills me like nothing else ever has!
ruby1dsd says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

In my youth, even at a very young age, I can remember family members' and friends' chuckles & laughter while telling me that I had a "Gypsy Soul"; because whenever I was asked what I dreamt of being in my adult years, my answer was "I am not sure yet, but whatever I choose will involve a great deal of traveling and always include adventures and new experiences. I was born in Upstate, N.Y. and so I love and miss the scenic beauty of it immensly. Seems like, I can't get home to visit often enough these days.
Nancy Jane Phelps says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a mail person, delivering mail door to door. All the mailmen (never saw a woman delivering until I was older) seemed so happy, whistling, and saying hello to everyone. I was also attracted to the idea of being outside every day and getting great exercise. Walking is still my favorite thing. It seemed like the ideal job!
Faith says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

I wanted to be Nurse. I was admitted to Nurses School. I didn't go. It was the 70's & I wanted to have fun w/o study interfering! Not a great choice!
Connie Challingsworth says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

I wanted to do something in the Personal Growth field such as a Psychologist or/ and Motivational Speaker. I was given an early retirement from my career in the pharmaceutical field 3 years ago and trained as a Life Coach. I'm now disappointed that I didn't go back for my Masters in Counseling Psychology. I do some local speaking, but for free. I'm still working on it!
Tracey says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

As a little girl I dreamed of being a well dressed 'business woman'.
BECKY says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER DONE WHAT I WANTED TO IN LIFE. I'VE ALWAYS DONE WHAT OTHERS WANTED ME TO DO. I'M NOW ALMOST 52 YEARS OLD AND WANT TO BE ME AND DO WHAT I WANT TO DO......CREATE. I WANT TO OWN MY OWN BUSINESS AND CREATE AND SELL OTHERS CREATIONS.
Roxee910 says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

I wanted to be a mother, a teacher, and how lucky am I? It all came true. But now that I'm older my dreams have expanded.
Pamela B says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

Since I loved to travel, a flight attendant, for the chance to go to far away places.
Jackie DeCataldo says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

When I was very young I wanted to be an olymic diver. But my parents did not have the money to pay for swimming lessons. I also wanted to be a trader on wall street.
Denise Lambert says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

When I was younger I relished the idea of becoming a flight attendant. I could think of nothing better than freeing the bonds of gravity and soaring to the highest heights.
Rene' says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

When i was younger I wanted to be a theraputic dietitian and Nursing. I was a business owner for about five years in Medical Field and I now do accounting with the hope of reopen my business up.
Lisa says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

I always wanted to be a teacher! I played with the little kids in the neighborhood and when old enough, babysat most of them. When I grew up, however, my parents convinced me that teachers didn't get paid enough, so I chose another vocation. Do I regret it? Sometimes I do!
ARIZKID says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

BECOME A COMIC ACTOR
Fran Sherrell says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

When I was younger, I had a career as an interior designer--mostly in the management areas---in Berlin, GER / Atlanta, GA / Honolulu, HI / Destin, FL. I lived with my Army Officer Career husband in all of these places, among others, over a 53 year span. Now we're both retired...I'm 71!! What do I want to be when I grow up? I want to be an adventurer!... See and experience the cultures I've missed along the way. When I was 68, I served as a missionary in Thailand for 4 months. Traveled there alone...worked with people from several different countries, traveled Southeast Asia on my own!! You can now see the "adventure" side of me. Great health---so I still have many more roads to travel! I would indeed love this opportunity to spend time with the Women at Woodstock!!!
PAT says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

BOY DO I REALLY NEED THIS
Ruth Franklin says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

Sorry, that was did NOT end up doing that (being a lawyer)!!!!!
Rita Clarke says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

Either a professional dancer or a writer or both. As many young girls do, I took the option to marry and it seemed to be all I could ever want for awhile. Of course, professional dancing and serious writing were shelved - nearly forgotten. Now, I have four highly creative, intelligent grandchildren and I am frozen with fear that they will do as I did and not see their deepest longings for themselves fulfilled. This world - today's world - is many times more seductive than my young world and I hardly see how they can imagine themselves beyond it. So, I'm doing all I can to gently guide/lead them to their deepest selves while trying ever so hard not to crowd their social inclinations and teenage joys. I pray everyday for divine instruction, and grasp at any straw that might help me be the grandmother that will put the fire in their hearts. That's my calling - my path. I need to be at Woodstock for "reinvention" with new awarenesses for four amazing young people.
Rosemary Nicholson-Scott says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

An airline Stewardess
Sheila Chaffins says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

I wanted to be a nurse.
Ruth Franklin says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

I always wanted to be a lawyer! Hmm. Did end up doing that BUT working for the government for 29+ years, in both the Environment arena (Department of the Interior) and at the Veterans Hospital I feel that I "represent" those that have a need. I feel privileged to be able to help in any way I can and as a civil servant, am able to do so. I am truly blessed. You "can" make a difference!!!!!
Alexis T says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

A vet! Still love animals.
Stella says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

I wanted to be an American History Teacher. Instead I am a forensic construction expert who deconstructs what went wrong with projects that don't complete on time. Pretty much would LOVE to win this amazing package. Thanks for the opportunity!
saintm says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be a novelist when I grew up. Thanks for the chance to win.
Jo Cavins says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

I wanted to be a journalist (Watergate era kid). But when I got to college, literature lured me away and I became an English major. Now I teach writing.
deborah heflin says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

A Singer.
Mary Garrigan says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

Peace Corps volunteer
Helen says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

Definitely would consider it a blessing to attend and receive inspiration and help with a new direction. I've lost my job and find myself looking for a change but obviously need to earn a living. This may be the a once in a life time experience.
Diane says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

I always wanted to work with animals. I finally realized that dream, when at 53 I volunteered at a small interactive Zoo. Although I was only able to do that for a short time it was heaven.
Lindee Wilson says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

In fifth grade I wrote a story about a pony named Pencils. My teacher gave me an A+. From that point on, I wanted to be a writer. I kept journals chronicalling my life from the age of 13 until even today at 56. I even completed a journalism degree and had a poem published. But, I have spent my career as a social worker and never fulfilled my dream of being Lois Lane or Bernstein and Woodward.
Tammy Allen says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

I always wanted to be famous but was not sure how I would get there. I was interested in so many areas but not focused on just one. I did a little singing; I was an aspiring artist; I loved music; I wrote poetry, etc. I ended up pregnant at 17 and everything was put on hold. I am now 52 and still dreaming of making it famous but I have not pursued any of my passions...
aggie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

a news anchor
Loie Docter says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

What I wanted to be ... first, a circus acrobat because the circus that came to my little hometown in MN was a block from my house. My father built a huge climbing apparatus and i would practice on the bars and swings for hours. I was in awe of the women in sequined outfits. My next career choice was that of a fashion illustrator, I drew relentlessly in elementary school, passing out my drawings to all my friends and cousins, beautiful women in flowing gowns. I have always seen the world in terms of color, texture and movement. I have had varied careers and am ready to embark on yet another path!
Sandy says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

I remember wanting to be a Band Director/ teacher. I had a scholarship with my clarinet. Ended up in Food Management and teaching managers. Now I own my own business teaching children drama and still get to play the clarinet for church and others. Through the years I have done various occupations but being a teacher for others (wife, mother, friends etc..) has been far more rewarding then anything else.
So I guess I did know what I wanted to be after all :)
Sarah says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

What didn't I want to be? A stewardess, a doctor, a teacher, a professional musician, an Olympic ice skater. But mostly I wanted to be an actress, something I did for ten years before becoming a mother.
brandbedandbreakfast says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

I wanted to be a wife and mother. I had to learn that you can get what you wish for, but in God's time, not yours.
Marie Christina Magalas says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

An Architect
Delores Kenyon says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a cartoonist for the "Funnies" in the Sunday paper. As I got older, (12) an artist or designer. Who knows, when I retire some day soon I might try both!
Rosemarie Sussex says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

My dream was to be a lawyer. It did not come true, but I did marry a wonderful man and had three great kids and am now the grandmother of 6. Did my childhood dream come true? No, but I wouldn't have traded a day without my husband Paul even though he died in 2008.
Dreams do come true, and mine did.
Tammi Perdew says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

I wanted to be a home economics teacher. Do they even offer home economics in school anymore??
Kaydee says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

I wanted to be an actress and wound up being the star in my own novel....
Carol Nelson says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

I wanted to be loved and have children. I was blessed with both.
diana says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

shirley temple, mariltn monroe, leonardo da vinci,
ballerina, actress, painter
pamela tonsberg says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

cool prize
sgoulet660 says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

I wanted to be Julie on the Love Boat. I always thought thet would be a fabulous job.
Sage says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

I wanted to be happy. growing up in a dysfunctional family was hard for me and i just wanted peace and happiness.
Kathy says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

I wanted to be an astronaut and explore space.
Carole says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

I wanted to be a famous singer. I always loved to sing and dance as a little girl. But I lived in a small town in the South and did not know the first thing about how to do that!
Plus, my Dad said that good girls should become teachers!!!! I did not do that either!
Julie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

When I was young I never knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up but I KNEW I would be happy and live an interesting life. That turned out to be true. I'll always be grateful to my parents for whatever they did that allowed me to just know without a doubt that I could choose to be happy.
Kathleen says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

Believe it or not a Pan Am Stewardess!!!! Can you believe it?
Debbie Albano says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

I wanted to be a vet! Always have loved animals!
Mary Sue Finnerty says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

A Dancer, and move to NY, which I did.
sgrissom says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

A participant in life. A student of life.
Penny Pressley says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

Ha! SO many things, a vet, a musician, a jockey( really!) Art therapist. :)
tory says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

it varied all over theplace from Miss America to President
Ruth says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

I wanted to be a famous movie star.
Kathy says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

This sounds fabulous and something I really need. I am looking for work and in process of divorce...
Todd Rumsey says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

I wanted to be q dancer. I studied and I practiced, but IO could not make my self taller, and I could not seem to stop from getting heavier.

I wanted to be a dancer!!!
loralee roberts says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

when i was younger i always wanted to be a cop lo and behold i met and married a cop and also became one.of course i also became a mother.
Carol says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

President, actress, singer==do it all basically!
deb preston says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

always wanted to be a mother - accomplished
Mary Beth says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

When I was young I wanted to be an English teacher, but I got derailed by marriage and children. I actually ended up being a HS Library assistant for 12 years and loved it!
Nancy L says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

There was a time in my youth when I wanted to be a truck driver! I do not know where this came from... Now, I do not like to back up my car cause I can't see exactly where it is going and I do not like driving a big car cause I do not know if it will fit!
Donna R. says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

Rich!
Ellen Falkenberry says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

An archaeologist or a psychologist
Charlotte Phillips says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

Famous But did not make it. LOL I never thought I would have become a Mother of 4 but it is a life I love.
Susan says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

I wanted to be dazzling.
kelly says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

I wanted to be an artist/designer. After a sidestep with marriage and children. I now at 50 have the circumstances to make that dream a reality by starting my own business . I would love a retreat to refresh and get ready to start my life!
sandy h says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

I think subconsciously I always wanted to be/do what I'm doing now: I'm a librarian. I did at one point want to be a school librarian so that I could pass my love of reading on to kids when they were still impressionable (!) but I didn't want to go back to school and get an education degree [you have to have teaching credentials, at least in CT where I lived at the time, to work in a school setting]. I have been working as a cataloguer since 1975 -- I'm the person who gets those books on the shelf!
Chalbe says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

I wanted to be a rock star! Never mind that I grew up in a small town in Europe and did not speak English...I laugh when I hear an old song that I now understand but I still sing along with whatever made up words I used when I was a teenager.
cassi says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

A writer! (Only I said "author" because I thought it sounded more grown up)
Rose says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to be an airline stewardess, but in those days there was a height requirement and I wasn't tall enough.
I went back to graduate school late in life and now work as a therapist in a university counseling center
Cindy says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to be a stay-home mom! That didn't work out because of finances.
Jeneane990 says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to be a "mom" to 3 boys and 1 girl....guess what?...I now have an amazing son, an incredible daughter and 2 fabulous step-sons! Life is good!
Judith says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

When I was very young I wanted to be an Air Force pilot. I was told that girls can't do that! I am so glad to see that today they can and do become pilots. Second choice was a movie/theatrical costume designer. I ended up being a mom to 2 kids who had the most fabulous halloween costumes in the whole neighborhood.
melinda caldwell says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to be an actress and actually studied for it with William Hickey at HB Studios. He was quite impressed with me, but I became sidetracked with my involvement with animal rescue and that took up a lot of my time. Mr. Hickey was also an animal lover and once gave me $50.00 towards rescuing an animal!
Miriam Pinheiro says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

I've always wanted to be a writer since I was a child. I had a book of poems that I carried around (that I had written). I still write but not as much as I would like to. I majored in journalism/English in college.
Lillian Pita says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

I wanted to explore and help people. I just never figured out how to do both. At 55, I'm trying to reinvent myself. Finally, it's all about me.
Michelle Settle says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

When I was younger I really thought I would be a lawyer or a judge. I love "laws" and boundaries, I love mediating and defending-all of which have helped me raising 4 daughters who are now 18-27 years old. All are happyily working through the next phases of their lives, while my husband and I watch-always ready to give them a soft place to fall, but hoping they fly!
ellen says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

A journalist - writing, interviewing, investigating and researching stories and people's lives. Photographing moments to illustrate the stories that I would uncover in my travels and work.
Deborah Heath says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

I went to college to become a journalist and unfortunately it just never transpired. I have worked in either a Sales Manager or Purchasing role in manufacturing for over 28 yrs.
Marcie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

Astronaut of course
Lynn says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

When I was very young I wanted to be a veterinarian because I love animals. When I got older I realized all the math and science involve; not my favorite subjects! I started performing professionally when I was 15 and though I've branched out into more than just performance in the arts, I have never looked back!
Ruth says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

I wanted to be an attorney, preferably with the Southern Poverty Law Center. However, I wanted not to burden my father with law school, so I decided to teach French. That choice has been wonderful in that I found Paris and Paris found me! I do believe, however, that in my next life, I will combine the SPLC with a career in anthropology! it never hurts to dream
Fran Herzig says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

When I was very young, I wanted to be a ballerina. As I grew older and fell in love with education, I wanted to teach. Now, I am a therapist at a local university and love the education environment. Guess I achieved my goals? Oh, except for the being rich part :-)
cinbin says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

I wanted to be an adventurer. I'm a teacher now, which is quite an adventure!
Troye says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

Good question, many things actually but I was very intrigued by psychology and "all that that implies"! So I thought maybe of going into something in that field.
Kathryn says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

a paleontologist
Susan says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

I always wanted to work in a large office setting like you would see in Mad Men now. But I wanted to be the assistant not the boss. I felt people would come to me first and I would be the gate keeper. I remember dreaming this when I was about 10 years old.
Cathy says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

missionary, doctor, nun, veternarian
Bonnie Faith says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

I wanted to be an astrologer/spiritual teacher which is exactly what I am now. My vocation brings me great joy and fulfillment!
Barbara Danner says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

I loved playing and dancing as a ballerina but I knew I was going to be a teacher by the time I was in fourth grade.
Missy Gorman says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

I wanted to be a teacher, then a doctor. Neither of which I became. I ended up a perfusionist (9 years), then a computer programmer (25 years) and now I am comtemplating a third career change, any thoughts??
jenny hebert says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

I wanted to be a florist
Paula Russell says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

From a very early age (3?) all I ever wanted to "be" when I grew up was "interesting." I already knew I was a teacher and a very good friend to have.
Susan F. says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

Cannot tell you how healing an experience like this would be. I'm at a transition in my life requiring me to reevaluate my career path, to identify something more rewarding personally, professionally and spiritually, and to remove myself from a toxic corporate environment. What could be better than to relax at a spa, attend a conference for women over 50 and to have valuable resources provided to help you redefine your career path? Sounds perfect.
Michele says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

I don't remember ever wanting to be older than I was, and I don't recall thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Maybe that's why I am 50, and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!
Cathy Anello says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

When I was younger I wanted to be an actress..I saw myself regularly accepting the acadamey award on stage and reited my speech :) ....It is not my passion today .....I found that writing was equally a passion and maybe was my calling all along.....and I havent given up on accepting the award, it just may not be for acting!!
Sharon says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

I always wished I could consider becoming a doctor or a dentist, but back in the 60s/70s it was truly dreaming ...
Antionette Blake says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

I wanted to be a teacher which I did for a year, salary was too low to continue.
Renee J Ross says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

when I was younger I wanted to be an attorney. Various things kept me from doing it but most of all myself. Now I find myself successful in my career of choice but I still have wistful moments when I imagine what my life would have been like had I pursued my dream.
nan1167 says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

I wanted!!! I still do, even thought I'm 55 years old, I Still want to be a ballroom dancer...I love to dance
I want to be a profesional dancer.....Yay.......
Julie says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be many things when I would grow up. I must still be growing up at 50 as there are still many things I want to do - travel, write, live life to its fullest....I did accomplish a lot, became a lawyer (always wanted to be one) have a great family with four amazing kids that are now young's adults, married 27 years to a wonderful partner....but now, it does feel like my second adolescence is starting and this conference seems like a great start!!!!
Linda Beckett says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

an interpreter
Mary Williams says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

I wanted to be a mother to 12 kids. I loved the book "cheaper by the dozen" and thought I could use my organizational skills and financial know how (yea I had financial know how at 12) with many children!! Well I had 4 beautiful Kids and am now a CHERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM).
Ellen Hart says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

I think I was a 10 year old boy because I loved playing with bugs, fossils, minerals and taking things apart. I wanted to illustrate Science books and eventually became a Natural Science Illustrator. Oh reality kicked in and I had to make money so I became an Entrepreneur and have had several businesses. I reinvented myself at the age of 57 and now have an online store selling bags and accessories for professional women. I still really like bugs.
Merrill says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

I wanted to be an actress! I just loved what they did and all the different characters that they could act out. I only got as far as acting in school plays...but that sure was fun for me at the time!
Margaret Watson says:
July 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

I wanted to be a good person, with good values and take care of my family. I have done just that :)
Tracy says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

When I was younger, I wanted to be either the Sally Bowles character from Cabaret or a writer. I'm awfully glad I'm a writer.
Tracy Culbert says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wanted to be a professional boxer and beat Muhammed Ali. I had a strong desire to break stereotypes.
Graylee says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wanted to be a horse trainer! HA.. instead I became an EMT for an ambulance company, then started my own ambulance company. Things have a way of just working out fine!
jule j mullins says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

i couldn't wait to be a military person
Ann Altaher says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

relax relax relax,, aahhhhh
Jayne says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

I wanted to be a Peace Corp worker or a nurse!
Robin H. Farren says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

An artist... and I am one!
Dee Barcham says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

a lawyer
Valerie says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

Delighted!
kathryn says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

archaeologist
Laura says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

I wanted to be a mental health therapist for children and adolescents. I grew up and became a crisis therapist for all ages--a very good compromise!
Ruth Albilia says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

I wanted to be a teacher.
Debbie Chaney says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

I was one of those undecideds and never really knew what I wanted to be, but I definitely never wanted kids...and now I'm a mother of five! What did I know back then?
june neadel says:
July 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

A model
chrisskins says:
July 09, 2012 at 08:21 pm

I wanted to be a "woman" doctor, because back then, you specified when a doctor was a woman, thus an oddity. PS: I was delivered by a "woman" doctor in NYC.
SaraWald says:
July 06, 2012 at 09:42 am

a writer!
pattyogaryo says:
July 04, 2012 at 01:36 pm

when I was younger I played outside all day with
all my siblings and the kids in our small town
I wanted to be a singer/ actor and or a veterinarian
cause I would take care of all the pets in our neighborhood
wtest says:
July 03, 2012 at 04:12 pm

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July 03, 2012 at 03:33 pm

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