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June challenge: Reply to this thread with the career you wanted as a child, and where you are today! It is never too late to pursue your childhood dreams.
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I wanted to be a vetenerian and ended up just having lots of animals. I also wanted to moonlight as a Librarian so I could read a lot. I do docs now so not that far off
I was never focused on a specific career as a child. I wanted to create and be part of something bigger than myself (is spite of my introversion). Today, I am the Technical Portfolio Leader for Red Hat's Learning and Careers team, which affords me the opportunity to both create and be a part of a larger mission.
Always wanted to be a teacher when I was a child. I would have possibly dreamed about teaching in school-level, but was able to start my career as a teacher in graduate and post-graduate levels. Currently I am in a transition phase of my career by pursuing courses as an IT professional, still with a dream to get back to teaching after a break.
When I was a kid I wanted to be a military pilot and fly jet fighters. The most boring job I could think of was to be a computer science engineer, but here I am years later, working as a System Engineer and enjoying it
As a child I wanted to be a professional footballer. As I grew older I learned that I don't have the backing or the maybe the necessary talent/skillset, so I also wanted to become an engineer. So here I am today, played throughout University helping pay for my degree, still playing as an adult but I achieve the second childhood dream to be an systems engineer.
Yeah, a little success!
As a child I wanted to be a Air force pilot, and at 18 I started with IT doing technology issues, today I see myself in the future as CTO and looking to be the best in what I do