True Life: When I Was Little I Wanted To Be A…

March 22, 2013  |  


From little girls, most of us fantasized about what we would be doing with our lives once we “got big.” Some of us have always known what we wanted to do, some of us were discouraged from our plans and others of us changed our dreams along the way. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers this question. See what they had to say. 

Shaunty: I always wanted to be a medical doctor as a child. I am just about near finished with medical school. Thank you Lord for fulfillment o my dreams.

Angelia: A Solid Gold Dancer… my dreams changed, just a bit…

Alicia: A teacher…and that’s who I am! 🙂

Susanne: A pediatrician; my fear/dislike of blood ended that dream ;o)

Yolanda: Ironically, a teacher but then faith stepped in a I became a professor!


Mizzus: A fashion designer…I became school behavior specialist…close enough. lol.

Carmen: Always wanted to be a singer and I am.

Lynnette: I wanted yo be a wife and mother. Stay at home and take care of my family. That’s what i am today. Three beautiful children and married 20 years. God is good!

Mimi: Singer and still trying to reach that dream!

Jeanne: An actress, a dancer, a performer…didn’t do it thanks to my parents who thought that was stereotypical of black people to always ‘entertain’. I should’ve followed my dreams…


Lifeis: A singer.. I am a IT specialist.. I knew my parents should have sent me to performing arts.

Veronica: I wanted to be a vampire, lol! Then it changed to fashion designer. Now I own my own business and work from home to be with my daughters. Everything worked out.

Jocelyn: A pediatrician…nope, I got my PhD in Cell and Molecular though so I did stay in the science/biomedical research realm.

Ruthe: I wanted to be a writer. And that’s exactly what I do. I am living my passion, as an author and journalist.

Shayla: Wanted to be in the military!!! I did that and I’m a veteran as well!!! And doing very well for myself!!


Kristen: I wanted to become a lawyer. My dream changed drastically after seeing so much nepotism and injustice within my city.

Jessica: All i wanted was to be happy and i am 🙂

Sandra: Well, I wanted to be an airplane. (Shame face). I thought they were beautiful and was fascinated with the fact that they could fly. Needless to say I was horribly disappointed. But hey, I’m an accountant now 🙂

@TrgdyAnn: I wanted to be a Nun when I was a little girl, yes, my dreams definitely took a detour, LoL

Jacqueline: Actress, dancer, or performer. I’m currently getting a PhD in biomedical science. Life is funny 🙂


Lillian: I wanted to be a horse, fortunately I changed my mind.

Kelly: Sad to say I wanted to be a drug dealers Itchbay as a little girl. My dreams changed and I am now a college graduate working in Corporate America making a decent living for myself. Parents should be careful about what they subject their kids to. Children are easily influenced and can sometimes be misdirected….I was!

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  • TheseWords

    I wanted to be a doctor since I was 6 years old. I’m now 14 months away from graduating medical school. Keep your eyes on the prize.

  • thegoodluckpig

    I wanted to be a lawyer, a lobbyist, a think tank researcher and now I’m working on my phd long story short when I was little I wanted to be up and out the Bronx

  • Irene

    I wanted to be a rapper…. I had a good little run until I showed up to a “producers” home to record and he answered the door in his underwear…. Now I’m a quality assurance anaylst… Boring but my dignity is in tact…

    • mac

      me too, I still got my rhyme book!

      I had bars for days, I don’t care what no one says! lmao

  • Lana

    Lillian: “I wanted to be a horse, fortunately I changed my mind.” Loool, this is too funny!!!

    I wanted to be a doctor, a teacher, a singer, a lawyer, a journalist, a writer and now I’m in grad school studying finance, which was unthinkable for me 3 years ago.

  • Trisha_B

    I died at Kelly lmao. Thank God she wised up lol
    I wanted to be a mother, & do anything to help people. Well the mother thing is still on hold, not about that life yet, but I am in school to be a nurse! …My nephew is 10 & you can’t tell him he’s not gonna be a power ranger lmao

  • sabrina

    LOL at the one that wanted to be an airplane!! That is too funny!!

  • Nina

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  • Lmao @ Kelly’s dream.
    Thank God she chose a different path 🙂

  • Keisha Samoht

    I wanted to be: a teacher, an actress, a nurse, a doctor, a lawyer, a cop, a poet, most recently an advertisement person, of all those i am closer to none..

  • Nikki

    I wanted to be an OB/GYN and deliver babies. When I got to high school, I wanted to be a stay-at-home-wife. Now I’m studying to be a speech therapist.

    • chanela

      well that escalated quickly..