Remember when you were a kid and you would choose what you wanted to be? Sometimes it was a non-job type thing, such as a pirate or princess, which I guess, arguably, people do. I don’t know that I really consider them jobs though. Maybe you were more of a realist and chose something like doctor, architect, or writer.
I decided to poll some friends of mine and see what it is they dreamed of being when they were much younger. It was an added benefit to see how much everyone loved reminiscing about their childhood plans. I received some great answers.
Among them were actress, jockey, Wonder Woman, professional football player, veterinarian, architect, marine biologist, and my all-time favorite, stage-coach driver. My own interests were an artist or writer. Out of all the people in my informal poll, there is one person who has done the thing he most wanted to do as a kid. Even me, I’m neither a professional writer nor artist, when it comes down to it.
It’s a little tough to wield the lasso of truth into adulthood, I understand. I know our visions change, mature and grow as we do. But in some ways isn’t it wonderful to capture that pure joy and intent that you have as a child. Some of the people do things related to their dreams of long ago. For instance, they work with animals, they scuba dive in their spare time, and they write novels, blogs, etc. However, I can say that I know a real live cowboy who’s living out a boy’s dream.