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When I grow up I want to be a _____

When you were little what did you want to “be”? As in, career or job?

I’ll go first. When I was little (around age 5), I wanted to be the Easter Bunny. But as I’ve discovered, that job is already taken.

What about you?

P.S. If you’ve decided that I’ve lost it you’re right.

P.P.S. Unrelated, a funny photo I found on Flickr of the Easter Bunny taking a coffee break.

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

9 replies on “When I grow up I want to be a _____”

when i was little, i wanted to be a optometrist. i had glasses from young so it always interested me. then i finished high school and tried to do the sciences in junior college and yeah,now i am a creative director. 🙂 still got the glasses 🙂

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the storey is that when i was to be christened, the vicar asked what i wanted to be when i grew up, i said santa clause cuz he only works one day a year… bt for as long as i can remember i wanted to be a designer of anything, at 9 years old this was “because everything needs to be designed and ill never get bored” how right i was 🙂

I wanted to be a lawyer, a writer or a businessman when I was younger. I bombed the LSAT ruling that one out, I have no proscpects for business so if I can earn a living commenting on various blogs, I think I’ll have achieved my dream.

before I knew any better, I always wanted to be Spiderman.

But, my first real desire as a child career wise was to be in the army (be a soldier)…Since I was a good drawer, I basically applied to one Art university when I graduated high school, and told myself if I didn’t get accepted, I was going to join the Marines…life’s funny.

No way Jeff, I had no idea you would’ve joined the Army. That’s like the last thing I would’ve thought you’d do. Funny how things are.

I never really answered seriously (besides the Easter Bunny). I never really had any other ideas besides building web sites. I’m guessing if it wasn’t for web sites I’d be in retail. I think it would be fascinating to run a warehouse and do inventory management. I’d probably hate it though. Maybe I’d be a comedian…

I always, always wanted to be a Cartoonist. One of my earliest memories (I was probably 4) was tracing Smurfs with crayons, and I kept my drawings stashed in a hidden drawer in our house. By the time I was 8, I announced that I would go to CalArts and work for Disney. That didn’t happen, but I think web design and illustration is pretty darn close!

I wanted to be an inventor and make a million dollars off of some patent or something. I have always had tons of ideas but never had the money to bring them to real life and sell them.

The crazy thing is, without fail, about a year after I come up with an idea some company brings that exact thing to the market. It’s like they’re reading my mind! Oh well.

So I’m a web designer.

I wanted to be an Indian. My sisters and I played Cowboys and Indians and I was good at falling out of the tree, haywagon,etc… when I was when shot. Also good at clutching my chest and falling to the ground. As any Good Indian, I was great at sneaking. This came in handy later when we grew older and the older sisters started dating. As the youngest I needed something to blackmail them. Had to get a ride to the movies somehow…

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