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...
April 2, 2012
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...
31 Oct. 2003
A good time, but polluted
It was summer. And it was a hot day of July. I was at home and I was looking on the window when I
said: ”I want to do...
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...
see that the author uses maturity, immaturity, and adult situations to reveal the theme of growing up.
Holden can be very immature and irresponsible. For example, when he flunks out of Pencey, or forgets the fencing teams equipment. I think Holden has all of his priorities all messed up. “I had to...
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...
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...
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...
Almost 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...
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...
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...
because you base your choice on your ethics. Your ethics come from what you grow up with. At my work, I see how ethics is a big thing because the boys come with a set of ethics and we are try to teach them a new set of ethics. They come with ethics that they can do anything they want and not a thing...
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...
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...
When I Grow Up
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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We are changing each and every day in our 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...
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...
10. I do not trust my employees.
11. I like to encourage collaboration.
12. I allow group members to solve their own problems.
13. Employees do only what they’re told.
14. I want my business to run through teams.
15. I am not good at following up with employees...
is. I really need to take a step back and consider him more when I make decisions. I need to think of him and what he likes and not always just act upon what I want. Next, Attending to the Little Things. I want to go out of my way every day for the duration of the project to do something nice for...
"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...
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...
that feels good. When I sold my pony, Roxy, I was elated I had trained her to be a great horse and I was benefiting because of my hard work. Training your horse is the way to go, in my opinion. You will bond with your horse and it will love you for putting up with its antics. You will also grow leaps...
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...
Why I Want To Work In Student Affairs
Almost 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 briefly about 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...
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
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...
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...