There are no limitations as to what a child can be once they grow up.
Children dream of careers of everything from teachers to doctors to movie stars to astronauts. Me? Well, I dreamed of becoming a writer when I was a child. See kids? Don't give up on your dreams. Anything is possible!
Ok, maybe not anything. Journalist, Freelance Music Publicist, and SiriusXM Host Eric Alper asked his followers what they wanted to do for a living when they were a kid, and some of the responses are pretty amazing - and out there, to say the least.
Alper posed the question to his thousands of followers on Twitter:
Congratulations! The job you wanted to have when you were 5 is now yours. What do you now do for a living?— Eric Alper (@Eric Alper)1548349247.0
Some responses were quite ambitious:
@ThatEricAlper Wonder Woman Astronaut— Wendy Chiles (@Wendy Chiles)1548349674.0
@ThatEricAlper Professional ice skater and horse trainer. (Not training to horses to skate, to be clear.)⛸ 🐎— Miss Direction (@Miss Direction)1548364048.0
@ThatEricAlper I am "Annie" on Broadway. Of course.— Dr. Nina L. Shapiro (@Dr. Nina L. Shapiro)1548349868.0
@ThatEricAlper Can’t remember exactly, probably has something to do with being a Jedi or along those lines.— Jacob Shendell (@Jacob Shendell)1548441922.0
@ThatEricAlper Supreme Court justice.— Miranda Yaver (@Miranda Yaver)1548353240.0
@ThatEricAlper I'd be a spaceship pilot!— Scott Manley (@Scott Manley)1548362087.0
Others were cool and creative. Maybe some are a bit difficult to accomplish...
...but creative nonetheless!
@ThatEricAlper Assign names to lipsticks at the lipstick factory. Still want that gig💄— Maria Scarlett (@Maria Scarlett)1548349659.0
@ThatEricAlper I. Am. Batman.— 3 a.m. Saints (@3 a.m. Saints)1548349366.0
@ThatEricAlper Astronaut Rock Star. I play all over Mars. I'm serious.— 🎸Hatchatorium🎤 (@🎸Hatchatorium🎤)1548349713.0
@ThatEricAlper Senior Level Packing Bubble Popper. I'll be in my office if anybody needs me.— Kevin Sussman (@Kevin Sussman)1548362291.0
@ThatEricAlper I am a trapeze artist. I may have to rethink my diet. I am not leotard ready.— Missis Doubleya (@Missis Doubleya)1548442654.0
@ThatEricAlper A cowboy who runs a bookstore.— Peaches Swearengen Sackville-West (@Peaches Swearengen Sackville-West)1548384035.0
Some responses were more grounded and realistic:
@ThatEricAlper Ice Cream Lady. Drive the truck, ring the bell AND free ice cream.— Nancy DeVico (@Nancy DeVico)1548349618.0
@ThatEricAlper A librarian! To gather books, put them away and have all the answers in the Universe.— Maria M Macario (@Maria M Macario)1548359731.0
@ThatEricAlper Veterinarian 🐶🐱🐭🐮🐷🐤— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizabeth Perkins)1548357531.0
@ThatEricAlper I’m a bus driver who gets to push the button to open and close the doors!! Magic!— Chris Evans Forum 🎬🧢 (@Chris Evans Forum 🎬🧢)1548439427.0
Others were completely off the wall. These are all beyond hilarious.
But hey, I'm sure we all wanted to be ice cream or a dog at one point in our childhoods.
@ThatEricAlper I am Traffic Lights— Steve F (@Steve F)1548349655.0
@ThatEricAlper I’m a semi-trailer https://t.co/c8XKE5aqvN— Paul Musgrave (@Paul Musgrave)1548377799.0
@ThatEricAlper I am ice cream.— Unicorn Hype Mom™ (@Unicorn Hype Mom™)1548349880.0
@ThatEricAlper Apparently I wanted to be a "car wash" when I was in 1st grade. https://t.co/hMoXcbAmX0— KilgoreTheFish @ Anime Ascension (@KilgoreTheFish @ Anime Ascension)1548372549.0
@PangolinFeets @ThatEricAlper My daughter wanted to be a sandwich and then a cat princess.— YourFavBlackAuntie (@YourFavBlackAuntie)1548368203.0
@ThatEricAlper I’m a horse— Poli Sci Bitches (@Poli Sci Bitches)1548450109.0
Unlike those of us who aspired to become a horse or a car wash, some people actually achieved their lifelong dreams and became what they set out to be at age five.
You go, guys!
@ThatEricAlper I make comic books. 34 years later, that is what I actually get to do.— Rob Sheridan (@Rob Sheridan)1548366209.0
@ThatEricAlper I’m a writer. And I really am a writer. :-)— Rebekah Sanderlin (@Rebekah Sanderlin)1548349573.0
@ThatEricAlper Teacher (realized) https://t.co/MotSweQxYZ— Eileen Kasai (@Eileen Kasai)1548349587.0
@ThatEricAlper What I do everyday. I’m a Rockstar Psychiatrist.— John Lusins MD (@John Lusins MD)1548354652.0
@ThatEricAlper Astronaut scientist teacher doctor. Turns out, IT'S A THING https://t.co/CEMBHoyTJl— Sheyna Gifford (@Sheyna Gifford)1548528016.0
I can't say it enough: dreams do come true!