When I Grow Up This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By Sara D., Wyckoff, NJ
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In kindergarten, my class was asked, “What do you want to be when...
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up
“What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?”
We are usually asked this question very early in life: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s one of the biggest questions asked of children, from toddlers to teenagers. It’s always asked to help encourage kids...
I want to be a pilot
“I want to be a pilot when I grow up… because it’s a fun job and easy to do. That’s why there are so many pilots flying today. Pilots don’t need much school, they must learn numbers so they can read instruments. Pilots should be brave so that they won’t be scared if it’s foggy...
‘nurture’ of how and what we grow up to be. In order to find out, I guess we would have to have some type of clinical, or study, to be able to figure it out. But wait if it all depends on “genes” does it mean that it doesn’t depend on ‘nurture’ or ‘nature’ but merely on our parents “genes”?
I, for one, do...
To grow up
I wish I had’nt grown up so fast. It’s just too much, too sudden. I feels as if it was only yesterday that I had no worries. I could look back and have little, to no regrets. I didn’t feel as if I had to please someone, to coexist with them. Life now is full of responsibilities. Grades....
and out in the big city on his own, Holden does not know weather to grow up or be a kid. In the novel The Catcher In The Rye, by J.D. Salinger, a sixteen year old boy named Holden is tossed between two worlds, being a kid or growing up and taking responsibility like an adult. By analyzing the novel, The...
moment of revelation. An epiphany is when a light bulb suddenly lights above your head. You suddenly 'get it', everything falls into place and you realize something. To me it’s memories of past events. It’s all the things I’ve had to grow up and realize in my life.
When I was a child, at about 4 years old...
Jarred Andrulonis 11/12/08 Narrative #2 Not the Average Life A question that I have been asked ever since I can remember was, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question people ask you before you can even tie your own shoe, but yet they’d like to know and think your answer at the time...
life: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is one of the most popular questions asked by your parents or relatives. Parents usually ask this question to their children to encourage their kids about their future. It seems like an easy question, but its not. Not many children know what they want to...
Remember back in Elementary school, when you’re asked that one question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It seems that you always hear very similar responses; “I want to be a policeman, firefighter, doctor, lawyer…” etc. Now, think about how many...
When your little you say things that you like or like to be when you grow up. Kids have dreams, there dreams are to become a Doctor, Police Man, a teacher etc. When your little you imagine a lot of things and say a lot of thing like “when I grow up I want to be just like my dad” or “when I grow...
When was the last time you asked yourself “What do I want to be when I grow up?” If you really think about it, this is a loaded question that has the potential to be a simple tool in helping us focus on our goals in life, and guide the choices we make. However, I find the typical response...
ethics that you see in the world and what a ethics statement means to me as a student at the University of Phoenix. How different forms of ethics that was cover in the reading effect my life and me as a person can grow because of the ethics that are covered. What is ethics is one thing that effect use...
day of July. I was at home and I was looking on the window when I
said: ”I want to do something! I was alone because my parents and my brother were at some friends. I didn’t want
to go because I considered that was a boring visit. But I realized that...
afraid and then after that we have the desire to have or to move on it. I usually encounter this kind of situation for example when I buy clothes, I usually have fear to bought it because I am afraid to lose money on the end but still I have the desire to buy that clothes because it is my need. But if we...
Perspectives on China today
I have spent over 20 years building my toy factory. I’m Deny Jimdifns I was born 1968 June,14 the year of the monkey. I was a gift my parents say they have been childless for years and felt they were getting to old. My grandmother believed I would be great for china one day...
life as we grow older. At youth, most of us are happy because we don’t know anything and there isn’t much to worry about. As we grow up, everything around us had changed, so does us. The way we think, the things we want, and the life we are chasing after for has caused our desire to grow and point-of-view...
My role as a caretaker is one that started 19 years ago when I was just two years old. My twin brothers were born 5 short days after my second birthday and I knew from that moment they were the best gift a girl could ever ask for. My sister was 4 years old at the time, which meant two new additions...
Why College Education Is Important To Me
While growing up, as children, we have few worries. We grow up with no responsibilities, free spirited and carefree. By the time our teenage years approach, we are more mature and look at life in a different way. We are approaching...
Here I am in my late twenties in college no less trying to write a paper that defines me. A paper that is supposed to constitute important things that have happened or I want to happen to my family and I throughout our lives. In this paper I will explain my family values, education goals, career goals...
What is my path?
What do I want to be when I grow up? Quite honestly, from my observations and experiences you won’t really know until the time comes. We all experienced those days where we would dream to have a high paying job. Saying “ I want to be a doctor”, “I want to be a fire fighter”. However...
everyone in the world has dreams of what they want to be when they grow up, I am no different. I am going to share my story and my plan of setting in motion my dream of what I want to be when I grow up.
Since I could remember I always wanted to be a teacher. As a child I would organize my pretend classroom...
be able to earn the highest level of respect. with having been respected you will have a
group of followers that will follow you and listen and also act on what you do because of
the respect that he are giving and that you have earned because they are able to trust
you and go do whatever is need to make them successful inside...
Ever since I was small, people always ask me "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I used crayons to illustrate my dream career. My drawing was hung in the hallways for my parents to see. I remember the typical careers of my kindergarden class- ballerinas, firefighters, singers, and astronauts....
When I Grow Up: I’ll be Working on the Railroad
What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question we are asked throughout our childhood. When we are children, our dreams are to be heroes like firefighters, astronauts, or knights. When we are a little...
When I Grow Up
(Names of the authors have been changed to protect identities)
Jesse B. Age 9
Winner (tie) of 3rd Place Prize for ages 7-10.
Every person is born with a special talent and I think when you grow up people have a chance to
use their special talent. Lots of people are born with different...
three-day journey to a psychiatrist. Throughout the novel, Holden demonstrates his immaturity, emotional wreckage, disappointments and his fear from growing up into adulthood.
Throughout the novel, Holden reveals his emotional wreckage in many ways. Holden is only a 16-year-old boy at this time but how does...
Marie Oppert (5 novembre 2014)
When I grow Up -Marie, Tess, Heloïse, Doryan
When I grow up
I will be tall enough to reach the branches
that I need to reach to climb the trees
you get to climb when you're grown up.
And when I grow up
I will be smart enough to answer all
Literary Essay: Catcher in the Rye
“When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you”. Once said by Gail Carson Levine in his novel Writing Magic can relate...
“Stop thinking about what everyone wants .stop thinking about what I want .stop thinking about what your parents want. What do you want?” – The notebook
Growing up I have acquired many things. I have been told what’s the right things to major in and what the kind of music I should like, I’ve been...