Hope I'm putting this topic in the right place, if not I'm sure Ken will move it for me. Some people seem to know from the time they can talk what they want to grow up and do with their lives, while others make up their mind later, some settle for whatever comes their way, and some are still trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. My Mom used to tell me she knew what I wanted to be before I did. The third of nine siblings my Mom told me as young as I was I was always climbing in the cribs of my younger siblings and taking them out of them where I would proceed to "mother" them all. She was always worried that I would drop one of them...but she said I never did. I can remember mothering the last three of my siblings like that, my baby sister even shared my bedroom with me and I got up at night to give her a bottle and rock her, etc. I can remember rocking two of my younger brothers and singing them to sleep at naptimes. I did all these things naturally without thinking about this at all...and the funny thing about it was I was a full blow tomboy at the same time. I could out run, out wrestle my brothers, climb trees and shoot the BB gun and 22 better than they could and I would get up early on the weekends go dig me up some worms and head off to my favorite fishing spots. I even played baseball and football with the best of them. Later on during my school years I would read about Florence Nightingale and consider becoming a Nurse when I grew up. But I hated their white uniforms back then...still don't like all white to this day for whatever reason. Then in High School some Career Day people came to talk to us about different careers...and I considered becoming an Airline Stewardess, but realized that wouldn't work because I don't like flying. Tried it once and said never again until God gives me my wings! In my young adulthood I worked in a movie theater, went to Secretarial School, and ended up being a Secretary for a few years. I also worked in Sales in a fancy ladies clothing boutique for a while. I took that job because I liked the clothes they sold and could afford to buy them with the great discount I got when I worked there. My jobs being a Secretary finally led me to the career my heart longed for. I became an Administrative Assistant to a man who needed one, then when the CEO found out how well I was doing, he reassigned me to be his Executive Secretary. So my former boss asked me to marry him and since we had been developing a relationship...I said yes. A year later I found out we were going to have a baby and all of a sudden I found exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up! Being a wife and mother to my three daughters was and still is the most important thing I've ever done with my life...although the world might not see it that way. From the moment I realized that this was what I wanted to be when I grew up...there was no more wondering or searching for me. I did do other things once in a while to help ends meet if my husband needed me to do so, but my career was my family and still is. Now that my children are all grown with families of their own I often lend a hand with the grandchildren. I'm a born nurturer by heart and always will be. Yet there is plenty of me time now too and who knows what's next for me now that I'm all grown up. How about you? What did you want to be when you grew up? And where did you end up?