questionsis your life what you thought it would be?


Well considering I wanted to be Batman I kinda let myself down.
But I'm probably the closest thing to Batman as I can get...


I wanted to be a lawyer because I thought they made a lot of money (some certainly do). I am an accountant now and I bet I'm making significantly more money than I would as a lawyer. I really enjoy it and I'm pretty good at it.


Thought this went along well with your thread:

My answers:
My profession would be: Music producer
My wife would be: Cyndi Lauper
My car would be: Lamborghini
My home would be: The mansion from the game of Life
My best friend would be: Jimmie JJ Walker
My backyard would have: everything from "Bank Check"
All dinners would include: Happy Meals
My kids would be named: Telly and Gonzo


My life is better than I ever thought it would be.

I still hate my high-paying IT job and would like to make a living building Japanese style soaking tubs instead...


My life is NOTHING like I thought it would be. I figured I would be a business executive or college professor. I ended up a SAHM who homeschools three kids. Who knew?


Well, not really. I ended up in the profession I wanted (physician) but almost everything else is different. There have been so many things that happened that I never could have predicted or wanted. The best example was when ex wife announced out of the blue she wanted a divorce. Changed things forever. Never ever would have imagined anything like that would have happened to me.


As a kid I always wanted to be an astronaut. The idea of floating weightless just seems amazing. And seeing the earth from space. And getting to do cool experiments. And do space walks and build things. Okay, I still want to be an astronaut.
But the dream didn't pan out. After probably my second trip to Space Camp I realized that there were pretty much two paths to the astronaut corps - military pilot and PhD in a hard or applied science. And the more likely jobs that stemmed from those two career paths didn't appeal to me. So I pointed my nose towards aerospace engineering. Less flashy. Less floating around weightless. Less seeing the earth from space. But that's what I got my degree in and that's what I work in now. It's not my dream job. It's not designing attractions for Disney or being a Mythbuster and getting paid to blow things up or even working at Space Camp. But it's still a pretty cool job. And it pays enough to keep me housed, fed and support my comic book habit.


My life is the opposite of what I planned and thought I wanted. I was going to keep working in the tech and auto industries and work a billion hours a week and never get married. Then, I met my husband. Now, I'm ridiculously happy, and a SAHW. My mom still trips out on how my life turned out. But I love every day.


When I was a kid I wanted to be a Navy pilot, an astronaut, baseball player and a fireman. As I got older, I wanted to be a psychologist (and mainly do research on serial killers, while listening to people whine about their lives to pay the bills). But, now I'm a software engineer... which I started to do professionally after starting grad school... then dropping out of grad school. However, I am a volunteer firefighter so something stuck.

Other than my profession, I had no real thoughts about things. I wanted to be happier than my parents were, which I think I am. And, I wanted to be a better father than mine, which I know I am.


You are right, things change, people change, my life is not what I thought it would be, but fortunately I think it goes in the right way. I think the only way we can do is enjoy every moment because life is short, whatever it is.


You know that Woody Allen saying - "You know how to make the gods laugh? Tell them your plans for the future."

I wanted to be a Navy pilot after seeing Top Gun. I got into Annapolis and turned it down after learning I've got some things that would keep me grounded. Then I had this idea in college about being a lawyer, parter at 28, etc but working for a law firm during college killed that dream.

I did end up in investment banking out of college, like I thought I might when I was younger, but left that industry to go into management consulting.