Throwback Thursday: What WERE you going to be when you grew up? #TBT

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I remember sitting in the back of my parents 1978 red and white Bronco driving back home from their summer cabin. I excitedly told them that I was going to be an inventor when I grew up. I must have been reading some spy novel (with some gadgets) or watched some movie that inspired me. I still remember this moment. I guess today I am an inventor in a way! I make solutions out of Atlassian tools...
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Soooo, what WERE you going to be when you grew up?
Let’s make it a great Thursday!
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When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut. Today I just wanna be Batman.

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Andy Gladstone
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March 21, 2024

I wanted to be an investigative journalist. Instead I became an investigator of outages and incidents. 🙄

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Vronik March 21, 2024

When I was a child I wanted to be an airplane pilot. Today I am a happy computer scientist

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Joanna Weber March 21, 2024

I was going to write for magazines (I did that) and I was going to be a rock star (hey, we headlined the Margate Pavilion*! Twice!)

 

*There were tens of people in the audience!

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Dan Breyen
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March 21, 2024

Would you believe me if I told you I wanted to be part of the Atlassian Community ever since I could remember?  I mean helping people, answering questions, getting Kudos, and in essence collaborating with people around the world.   Talk about the dream job! 

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John Funk
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March 21, 2024

The first thing I remember wanting to be (after the athlete phase, of course) was a Highway Patrol Officer (that's a state police officer for those outside the US or if your state calls them something different). Then I wanted to be an accountant (sheesh, I actually said that out loud!). Now I just count the number of Likes @Kristján Geir Mathiesen gets weekly on all of his articles. 

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Betty Clayton
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March 21, 2024

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a psychologist.  I still what people are thinking sometimes.  Now, I am organizing a team of customer service techs and using Jira to do it.

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Daria Kulikova_GitProtect_io_ March 21, 2024

When I was about 3 or 4 years old I dreamed to be a designer, then when I was around 7 I switched my dream and wanted to become a journalist and an interpreter at the same time when I grew up - it was very ambicious plan :)  Now I'm a content writer... so, in some way my dream come true :) 

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Alex G March 21, 2024

When I was 5 I wanted to be a pianist but never learned to play the piano. Something new I have yet to try!

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Ankush Bora March 21, 2024

I so wanted to be a 'rat' in the abominable 'rat race' :)!!

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pam_hite_wbd_com March 21, 2024

I wanted to be an airline stewardess (PC Flight Attendant) from the day I took my first flight at 8 yrs old, until I graduated HS at 17 .  My focus shifted to computers because the age requirement for training was 18 and my parents said "NO" to my gap year request -- In all honesty, that was not a "thing" back then :)

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Taranjeet Singh
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March 21, 2024

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a cricketer. My friends always said I was really good at it but my parents wanted me to focus more on studies and not sports. So, I ended up to be a Computer Scientist and still surviving in this career. But I never miss a chance to play in any local cricket tournaments where age is not a restriction.

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Humashankar VJ
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March 21, 2024

My ambition in childhood is all about doing something really great without any specific stream in mind and today am happy on what am with

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Laurie Sciutti
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March 21, 2024

Marine Biologist.  I went a completely different route.  😆

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Shawn Doyle - ReleaseTEAM
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March 21, 2024

I always wanted to be Major Sidney Freedman.

Someone who was detached from the day-to-day madness yet came in and offered valuable advice and assistance from a different outside perspective.  

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Benjamin
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March 21, 2024

I wanted to be a jet fighter pilot. Even crafted a jet out of cardboard box where I could inside and let my imagination run wild. I think the influence came from Top Gun or Robotech. 

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Summer_Hogan
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March 21, 2024

Hi @Kristján Geir Mathiesen! When I was growing up, I wanted to be a doctor. I went to school to be a Medical Assistant and during my internships I realized it was not for me! As you can see I made a completely different decision for my career and have transitioned from starting out as a Supply Administrator, then moving into my first IT job as a Quality Assurance Analyst, realized I didn't like that and became a Business Analyst. After doing that for about 15 years I made a switch to become a Product Owner and now I am a Product Manager, so I feel pretty successful! I also feel blessed that I get to use Atlassian tools everyday! 

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vikram
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March 21, 2024

When I was kid wanted to be soldier but now I am software engineer.

 

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Charlene Freeman March 21, 2024

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher. I used to sit my stuffed animals in chairs and teach them math problems on a chalkboard. Now, I am working in my long time IT Career. Currently in a role as an Agile Coach teaching people in IT all about Agile, Scrum, Kanban, JIRA and Confluence as well as Dev and QA best practices.  When I retire I want to work on my poker playing hobby :)  #DotheMath Ha!

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Teodora _Old Street Solutions_Tempo_
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March 22, 2024

As a kid, all I wanted was to work on something related to astronomy and stars. I have a terrible relationship with tight, closed spaces, so I was aware I was not meant to be in a spaceship. 🫠

But still close to the STARS, right @Fun Man Andy@Jimmy Seddon 😝

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Kristján Geir Mathiesen
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March 22, 2024

Happy föstudagur and thanks for all your fun comments, guys!

@Teodora _Old Street Solutions_Tempo_ hahaha, you are very close to the STARS :)

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Barbara Szczesniak
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March 22, 2024

I wanted to be a teacher. I loved school and, as a teacher, I could be there forever! Boy, was I young and naive. 😃 I ended up as a technical writer, where I get to teach people how to use software, without every seeing any of them. 

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Jimmy Seddon
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March 22, 2024

The original plan was to be extremely rich doing absolutely nothing.  As I have grown up, I've realized that I'm really bad at doing nothing.  Even my vacation days are spent doing something around the house.  But, that's ok, I stay entertained this way!

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Brant Schroeder
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March 25, 2024

A retiree

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Ram Kumar Aravindakshan _Adaptavist_
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March 26, 2024

When I was a kid, I just wanted to be a video game player. Today, I'm just handling support tickets.

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