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...
or “genes” are? Well that is one thing that people and researchers have been debating over, or so the video says, but really how are we to know if it is between the ‘nature’ or ‘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...
about bad; think a little good, like what you want to be when you grow up.
Well, I want to produce movies, act and maybe even novelize books. I’d like to be a money man
too. Torn down and hurt by friends, through my faith in God, I have learned the self-confidence
that I need to succeed in my life...
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...
Put 'em in a pocket
Put 'em on a market
That's the way we did
You can see the way
I walk and I talk
Every time I show her what I got
I'm sprung, I don't want to grow up
Why I don't ever wanna leave you
Better believe me, trust me
She is the one
Gonna make all the people...
You knew that I'd be useless
If I let you know what you were to me
I thought it would be OK
And we shared everything
And I told you, I told you
Oh I was such a sad case
You said you could save me
I'm doing the saving
Went to sleep with superhero
And he woke up a villain
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...
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Throughout my entire school life, I have had to answer one question over and over: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As usual, my answer is always “I don’t know yet, I’m still thinking about it.” I know I have to answer this question in the near future, it is inevitable. I find it funny...
like a hospital, too. I want to be a doctor when I grow up, Mommy. Did I tell you that? I hope you’re as excited as I am. I can’t wait.
…Mommy, I’m getting scared. Your heart is still beating, but I don’t know what you are thinking. The doctor is talking to you. I think something’s going to happen...
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When I was a little girl, I was always asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Naturally, like any other child, I responded that I wanted to be a doctor. Ever since I can remember, besides the short time where I wanted to be an artist, I have aspired to be a...
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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...
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...
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...
grow up and move around, we won’t be able to take care of each other all the time. We still fight a lot, but I care about him and he knows it. It is a nightmare when you are faced with the death of a family member you are very close to. That epiphany also showed me that I need to help more in...
evaluate where it is I want to be, and what I want to be doing. I was able to come up with a plan and make that plan a reality. I knew I always wanted to help people. Whatever profession I chose would be along the lines of doing whatever I could to help others. This sounds much like the medical...
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...
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...
hospital, too. I want to be a doctor when I grow up, Mommy. Did I tell you that? I hope you're as excited as I am. I can't wait.
...Mommy, I'm getting scared. Your heart is still beating, but I don't
know what you are thinking. The doctor is talking to you. I think
something's going to happen...
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...
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...
"I want to grow up to be just like Mommy/Daddy/Michael Jordan..." "I can't wait till I'm 16 so I can drive."
Parents and kids become so excited when kids learn something new - the first step, first word, draw picture, etc. Everyone wants them to develop new abilities.
Parents sometimes use...
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Since I could remember I always...
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away and was taken away from him. Phoebe asks Holden what he wants to be, and he replies: “I keep picturing these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye…and nobody’s around—no one big, I mean, except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to...
really are? The way I see
life is what people make of it, and that is really what I try to do. My life is a crazy adventure with
extraordinary people who accept me for who I am and who I want to be in the future.
One year when I was about thirteen years old is when I realized when my mom was...
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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...