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What did you "want to be when I grow up" as a child?

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Pro fighter. Did it. Recognized its obvious longevity issues. Switched career. Been getting beaten up ever since, but for more money and a few extra years staying power.

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A globetrotting secret agent whose cover was a touring rock star. It would be an excellent excuse to travel and get access to titans of industry and heads of state. It's the perfect cover

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I wanted to direct hollywood action films. I make instagram ads now so I guess you could say- *breaks down crying*

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The first female Major League Baseball player and president

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@AE3 Relax this isn't a job interview you don't need to lie

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A creative at a mediocre advertising agency

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I wanted to be 28. Achieving that goal a few years ago was very bittersweet. I should have aimed higher.

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A copywriter.. I swear

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Art director

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A garbage man, it looked like fun to ride on the side of a truck going 45mph

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A teenager

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A French maid. My mom could not have been more disappointed to hear that

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👯‍♀️👯‍♀️A Rockette 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️

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I wanted to be a traveling clown. Looks like both of my wishes came true

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A comic book artist

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I wanted to work in Advertising... I know lame answer haha I was the weird kid that was always paying attention to Ads and TV commercials and thinking why they did what they did

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A novelist. I did it, I got published by a great publisher. Made 10k. It was a thrill but I realized for most authors it's a hobby and advertising $ is better for retirement.

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Brain surgeon

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The interior designer on Extreme Home Makeover. 🎨

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Novelist. Still trying.

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A photographer

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A Cowboy who drives a Ferrari Testarossa with four smokes (exhausts)

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