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Throwback Thursday: What did you want to be when you grew up? #TBT

It's Thursday!
When I was little - well, smaller - I was fascinated with investigators, their gadgets, and technology, I guess. Probably because I was watching James Bond movies and reading spy books (The Hardy boys, The Three Investigators, Nancy Drew, ...). So I wanted to be an inventor. I guess, I wanted to be Q.
So, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Let’s make it a great Thursday!


That is a great idea for a dream job! I love music and loved playing music, so I wanted to be a band teacher. I learned how to play every band instrument, but, in the end, I couldn't play the important things like piano or guitar, so there went that idea. I also did not know that music performance was a blood sport. 

When I went to college for music, it was brutal! But, I am so much happier as a Product Owner, than I think I ever would have been as a band teacher.

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The first job I remember dreaming about, at the age of 5, was Fireman! There was a firehouse next block from our house, with a shiny red fire truck, and back then the firemen wore shiny brass helmets.

So it was less about the heroics and more about the visuals.

Soon after, when I took my first air trip, I decided that I must become a pilot - what?

An no, I never dreamed about being a Jira-using project manager.

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Andy Gladstone Community Leader Sep 08, 2022

Am I grown up? Can I still achieve my dream?

As far back as I can remember I wanted to be an investigative journalist. I loved reading, researching and writing. The appeal of banging out the keys on the typewriter (later the word processor) to produce an article was something that I was enraptured by - and I still am today. Life and priorities had me take a different path, but I have never lost the love for writing. I punish my teammates (and often the Atlassian Community) with my prose (and poetry) as my way of scratching that itch.

I hope to one day write a collection of short stories, or maybe even the next great American novel.

edwin vasquez Community Leader Sep 08, 2022

It all depends on what age I was, but soccer player, football player, DJ, and a wrestler. I somehow ended up doing IT work and I am ok with that :-)

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Thanks for sharing, ya'll!  And no, @Andy Gladstone there is still a chance for us :)

@edwin vasquez you are totally right! It DOES depend on what age... I went through some other ones as well.

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When I was small boy I was admiring the Indiana Jones movies and wanted to become an archeologist like him - find rare artefacts and change our knowledge of history what really happen to people and places :-)

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I wanted to became an Artist... ended up in IT :)

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