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HayleyS July 4th, 2013 3:13am

Do/Did you have a certain career path that you are/were determined to follow?

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AnnaRose Texas
07/04/13 12:25 am

I want to be a songwriter or singer. I'm not the best at either but I love to and that's why you practice and learn :)

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 10:54 pm

I wanted to be a research scientist. Then I wanted to be a doctor; got myself into a special medical program in college but freaked out when faced with the real world of the mid-1960s & dropped out. Never strayed far from medical-scientific stuff...

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 10:55 pm

in general interests & jobs, but I didn't finish college until I was 44, headed back toward scientific research. Seven years in grad school, then 12 years of research, so it came full circle eventually. Just took a good while.

dale41 Grand Master of FIRSTS
07/03/13 10:13 pm

Sports marketing. Giving it a year before I look elsewhere.

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jpater Au2O3
07/03/13 9:25 pm

I'm "middle aged" and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up... Along the way, I've done and seen some pretty cool stuff though :)

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veritas1 Panda
07/03/13 9:19 pm

My childhood dreams were astronaut and president. Obviously those are ridiculous goals, but they were fascinating to me at the time (and still are).

-veritas…

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 9:24 pm

So that's who you are.

veritas1 Panda
07/03/13 9:26 pm

I made a terrible mistake and now I can't go back.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 9:33 pm

Veritas - I suspect you can't use the ellipsis in your username under the current version. Sakura-chan (did I get that right?) isn't able to use a hyphen because only alpha-numerical characters are permitted now.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 10:26 pm

I hope you can change it back because your name is my favorite on here. :)

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 10:49 pm

Have you tried changing it just to "veritas"? Currently the name has to be alphanumeric, so no periods. What about veritas with a number after it? Or your initials?

veritas1 Panda
07/04/13 9:49 am

@susanr. "veritas" was already taken, but Tony is a god!

susanr Colorado
07/04/13 9:57 am

He is indeed! I like to think of him as The Man Behind the Curtain. Pretty much the same thing, I think.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 8:39 pm

I am finally focusing on exactly what I want to do with my life: I'm a wife and mom. It's my calling in life, and I'm blessed to be able to do what I love every single day.

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HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:40 pm

That is so wonderful. Don't let anyone ever belittle your job. I firmly believe that that is exactly what some people are supposed to do. :)

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 8:41 pm

Being a mother is the hardest job out there

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 8:55 pm

Thanks, Hsim. My dad was my biggest adversary in that arena for years. I spent a great deal of time trying to make him happy by working outside the home. One day, I had a heart-to-heart with my hubby who reminded me that my dad isn't in our marriage.

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 8:56 pm

We decided then and there to live life our way and raise our kids how we best saw fit. It was a huge weight off my shoulders, and I believe it was the best thing for us.

HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 9:00 pm

That is great that you could overcome that and do what is best for you. I'm glad you are happy now and doing what you are meant to do :)

XercesBlue ...
07/03/13 9:16 pm

I have to agree with Ed, definitely one of the hardest jobs! Happy you could get past your papa's wants and follow your own!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/03/13 8:32 pm

When I found out, that flying for a living wasn't an option if you wore glasses (way back when), I figured I'd try the next best thing. It turned out the scenery wasn't as good, and there was no travel, but the job was perfect for me. Loved it!

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Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 8:38 pm

What was the next best thing?

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 8:56 pm

Air traffic controller?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/03/13 9:15 pm

Yes, air traffic controller, RAPCON in the AF and ARTCC for the FAA. It's the most fun you could have and still get paid. Every day something new you never saw before. And most days you go home thinking you did something worthwhile.

Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 8:21 pm

I knew as a sophomore in high school what I wanted to do. I am still at the same job I got directly out of college. I did get a Master Degree later.

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HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:23 pm

What job is it?:)

Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 8:28 pm

Spanish teacher. :)

HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:29 pm

Aw that is awesome! I want to be an English teacher :)

Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 8:33 pm

Teaching is a tough job as you probably know especially in this day and age. But, it can be very rewarding. I have taught for 25 years and luckily have had many more positive experiences than headaches. Hope you have a similar experience!

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 8:34 pm

English majors tend to become paranoid over one sentence on a paper, beware :P

HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:36 pm

I know it won't be easy, but it is something I've always wanted to do. I hope my experiences with it will be mostly positive like yours have :)

HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:36 pm

eds, I already tend to be that way! Hahaha

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
07/03/13 8:43 pm

I like Spanish. Most people in my high school didn't. Random anecdote. I moved halfway through my freshman year of high school. When I did, I was the most advanced Spanish student. Took off my junior year because they didn't have a class for me.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 8:44 pm

Spanish was my first language, beat that

Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 8:50 pm

@eds...haha!
@saint...we have six levels of Spanish at our school including two levels of AP. you wouldn't have had that problem here. But, glad you liked it!

JanuaryLove
07/03/13 9:36 pm

Six levels of Spanish? Nice! Must be a big school.

My daughter takes German. It's always a crapshoot whether there will be a level III or IV in any given year, dependent upon interest. She would love to do 4+ years, so her fingers are crossed.

chrismisen atlanta
07/03/13 8:21 pm

at this point, im thinking maybe computer science or engineering of some kind. not really sure.

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Tony SOH Founder
07/03/13 8:20 pm

Nope. I knew I wanted to do something creative and semi-technical, and something that I believed was helpful for people. I also knew I got bored easily and needed a lot of variety day-to-day. What I'm doing now combines it all. I love it.

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HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:38 pm

That's great. I'm really glad it has worked out well for you:)

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 9:07 pm

Your title of "poll(pole) master" must be a great bonus too

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 8:17 pm

Came into college knowing kind of what I want to do( double majoring in finance and accounting) looking into getting a masters in accounting, still considering if I want to go into investment banking or auditing.

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HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:18 pm

My boyfriend is double majoring in finance and accounting!

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 8:19 pm

Both are very profitable fields, not surprised haha :P

Rocker saved by grace
07/03/13 8:22 pm

Accounting, #1 cause of headaches.

XercesBlue ...
07/03/13 8:16 pm

I always knew that wherever I was placed, I would be happy with and whichever place first gave me a respected direction, I would take. I never really cared what I did, as long as I could continue to learn and grow in my field and yet still have a

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XercesBlue ...
07/03/13 8:16 pm

Firm understanding of what I was doing - preferably with another's guidance.

HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:17 pm

That's a respectable way to view it :)

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 8:36 pm

What's your field gafiate?

XercesBlue ...
07/03/13 9:13 pm

I'm at the very bottom of the contracts field. (Its my first "real" job, im very much a child.) The company I work for is amazing about education and personal/professional growth and I will soon be working towards a business degree. All I wanted

XercesBlue ...
07/03/13 9:13 pm

Was that foot in the door and I got it.

HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 8:14 pm

I know so many people my age who are really sure what they want to do in life. They either are undeclared majors or majored in something they aren't so sure about.

Do/Did you guys know what you want/wanted to do?

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