It’s a simple enough question yet one many of us struggle to clearly define. When we are not clear about what we want to achieve, where we want to go, we tend to drift along rudderless, we are at the mercy of the currents. Often those currents lead us in the totally wrong direction. Instead of working towards achieving our own goals, we can become a pawn in other peoples.
The thing is we still focus on professions "what do you want to be" if you look at it form a broader "what do you want to do," a different picture emerges. Think about the aspects of that profession that made you want to be, say, a doctor and see if those things that attracted you are a feature of what you now do. I desperately wanted to be an actor. The bit I liked was standing in front of people and having people listen to what I have to say. I get to do that job every day in what I do (manager).
This is an "I want to be a police officer when I grow up" …
Seeing my mother come home exhausted every day from her job, she never once forgot to remind me that if I did not want to live a life like hers, then I needed to always persevere and go to school. My mother, only having a sixth grade education and living with her two young children in a gang infested community where violence prevailed, was able to take on both roles of father and mother and slowly make men out of her boys. Seeing her struggle as the years went by and situations worsening, with her getting injured at work and being laid off due to her pain, and my father suddenly stop giving child support, my mother never once let her kids see her cry and would once again never forget to mention in Spanish “Nunca paras de ir a la escuela” meaning never stop going to school. One might say that growing up this way might be too difficult and not adequate for children; however, I argue that this upbringing has only made me stronger as an individual and given me a different perspective on how to view the world around me. I have kept my mother’s words clear in my head this whole way and feel as though this scholarship could help with the huge burden of being able to help pay for school. I hope that with this money I can continue mine and my mother’s dream of continuing in my education.
Los Angeles, CA
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The only job I ever wanted to do was to go to sea. At 11 or 12 I wasn't clear exactly what it was I was going to do at sea when I got there. I suppose I had some romantic notion that life at sea was all sunshine and fun. However, I did join the Merchant Navy as an engineer and 17 years later came ashore and started to look after ships from a desk. I am still in the business and still enjoying it.
Robert James, London
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When I was a little girl I was always painting and drawing, and I wanted to grow up to be an artist and own a cattery. I am now a successful children's book illustrator, but I have just the one cat.
Sarah, Chichester, UK
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I have a sheet of official primary school paper from 1978 which asks what I want to be when I leave school - and at 10 years old I have written "computer programmer". And here I am, all this time later, in IT. My whole school/college career was aimed at this profession and apart from my Saturday job in a supermarket, I've never worked at anything else. How I wish I'd chosen something else.
Why Do You Want To Be A Police Officer
I spend a fair amount of time in and around Facebook Groups designed to offer support for members before, during and after weight loss surgery. These groups tend to be pretty sizable (8,000+ members and growing daily). This is not to say that all members are active every day, but the groups tend to have an appreciable reach, meaning that even if people don’t comment, they read what’s posted.