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...
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...
When I Grow Up
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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...
‘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....
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...
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...
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 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...
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Wants can wield temperament. When you are born your temperament comes with the environment you grow up in, it also relates to the child’s parents. No matter where you are born you are going to have one of three...
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It was less than three years ago, in April of 2007,
an unusually sunny day for that time of year in our
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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...
I keep building walls up but you tear 'em down
I'm fighting I don't wanna like it but you know I like it
But you know I like it like it like it
Used to always think I was bullet proof
But you got an AK and your blowing through
Explosive, you don't even know it, I want you to know it
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
member going through hard times with them, but when Holden gets kicked out of his school, more of lack of trying than intelligence, he travels to New York City and has to face the world on his own. After the death of his little brother, Allie, Holden had to grow up quickly. He has too understand the feelings...
"When I grow up I want to be a little boy."
Joseph Heller, Something Happened, 1974
We are raised in a selfinflicted state of foreword thinking. A sufficient number of selfhelp
books and talk shows have addressed that, in order to live a happy life, we have to live in the
now. But, how can we...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
about me soon, though, I promise. Let me tell you some things about me. My name is Austin, and I've got beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair. Well, I don't have it yet, but I will when I'm born. I'm going to be your only child, and you'll call me your one and only. I'm going to grow up without a daddy mostly...
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...