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I’d like to create my own animated tv series. Still a looong way from where I’m at. So I’ll keep working on actually getting more than one children’s book published for now.
 
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My dream job is to work anywhere in cybersecurity. Unfortunately, due to life circumstances, I'm really not all that close to achieving it. I plan to go back to taking classes at some point, but I need to push the reset button on my life first.
 
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My dream job....is to figure out what I am even meant to do in life.

I live on welfare, and the only thing I have going for me in life is a volunteer seasonal job. And although I am certainly grateful for the job and I enjoy doing it, it honestly feels like I'm not doing enough for society. Because I'm not actually out there working for a paycheck. It feels like I'm inadequate even though people tell me otherwise.

People say that life is a journey, but I hate that. I would rather just be told what I am fated to do in life because I honestly don't know what I want to do with myself. I'm 26 years old and I still don't know. I've never known.
 
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oh god. I've been through so many in my life. Lesse...

So when I was like five I got it into my head that I needed to be a lawyer when I grew up. I dunno where I got this "I have to be a doctor/lawyer" idea from but that's pretty stereotypical for families like mine that pressure their kids to "be successful" (cause apparently you can't be successful if you're not a doctor or lawyer, right??). But yeah, being a lawyer was my "dream" job for several years as a kid. Then from like age 10 - 15 or so I didn't really think about what I wanted to do. Had other things on my mind I suppose.

Soon after that I was diagnosed with "bipolar disorder." That's not what I actually have but it did get me interested in psychology, admittedly for the selfish reason of wanting to fix myself. However, in high school I was majoring in computer science (yeah, my high school was weird in that, if you wanted to, you could pick a major, but it wasn't required), so when I eventually went off to college that's what my major was. However, maybe a year after starting college I switched to psychology as a major and got an AA (Associates in Arts, a two-year degree) in that and then transferred to a four-year university. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to research viruses and somehow got it into my head that the only way to do this was to go to medical school (yes, I'm dumb). We have this programme at my uni called the post-baccalaureate pre-medical career-changer's programme, which is for people who already got a bachelor's degree in something but then decided they wanted to go to medical school, so the pre-med advisor took me on and told me to apply for that programme after my bachelor's.

Got my BA (Bachelor of Arts) in psychology, got into the programme, and started taking the pre-med classes. Somewhere along the way my idiot brain realised that, if I want to study viruses, I need to study microbiology, not go to medical school (plus, my GPA is shit so I was never gonna get into any medical school). So I switched out of the pre-med programme and into the microbiology major, and I am about to start my last year of my second bachelor's (a Bachelor of Science in microbiology).

So yeah, my current and final dream job is to be a microbiologist. We're still deciding if my GPA is OK enough to apply for grad school in the fall or if I should work in a lab for awhile first, so "how close are you" is a bit of a complicated question. I currently do work in a microbiology lab and have been for the last 2.5 years but I don't receive a paycheck because this field requires 2-5 years of lab experience to get a paying job. So I'm technically already working my dream job? But again, I don't get paid, and there are more opportunities for someone in my field if they have a Ph D so I still have a ways to go before I'm truly living the dream.

Here you go, have a wall of text, you're welcome
 
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My dream job was a scientist too, but I've realized that academia wasn't for me in the hard way. Grad school, was miserable for me. I respect that you've survived that much, wow.
So I've become a normal employee working at a company, which I'm pretty happy with for now. While it's technically not a "job", my dream would be saving up and "escaping" to a peaceful life at a farm without having to rely on overtime work to bring something on my table. But that's a very far dream.
 
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I would like to do something in musicology (music history). That most likely means becoming a professor, but I also think it would be neat to teach other musical things, like Woodwind Methods. Woodwind Methods at the university I went for my Bachelor's degree included teaching the history of the instruments which is just up my alley! (I mean, my username here is an ancient wind instrument, so...)

I'm closer than I thought I would ever be thanks to being inspired to return to college a few years ago. Unfortunately, musicology is not available everywhere. It's been thrown around a lot with my family that we'll head off to the NE (US) and I'll go there for grad school. I don't know how realistic that is. Nevertheless, right now I'm fulfilling requirements I couldn't get out of the way while getting my Bachelor's (thanks to limited class offerings) by taking foreign languages that I'll need for the degree (I'm going toward French and German). I'm only in French II (more bad luck, the Spring semester French II class got cancelled, which delayed everything again!), so, lets just say there is some time to go. sigh
 
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My jobs aren't "dream jobs" but I'm content with them.

What I REALLY want to do is work for either Game Freak (because Pokemon), or maybe Hi-Rez Studios (because SMITE).

Unfortunately I'm not even close to being a video game programmer or whatever.
 
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When I was a kid I wanted to be a vet. Then I had a time where I wanted to become an archaeologist. After that (when I was around I guess 13) I was set on becoming an olympic level athlete (in showjumping that is). Wasn’t very realistic but I did do showjumping up until I was 17 and had to quit due to being too busy.

For a long time now I’ve wanted to be an animator but lately I’ve also started looking into studying illustration, so guess I’ll see. I did major in art in high school/gymnasium.
 
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As a kid, my dream job went from "author" to "animating for Disney" to "President of the United States" to "paleontologist" to "zookeeper" to "comedian".

I was complicated...
 
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My own dream job? I don't really have one, but I'm passionate about helping others in anyway I can, so I recently completed a Certificate III in Community Services to get the skills I need to hopefully get a job in the sector. I've been volunteering all around town doing different things, mostly helping promote young people and mental health. It's something I love doing, but it is only volunteer work and I'm hoping to get a paid job eventually, since you can't get by on volunteering even if you're good at it.

As a kid, my dream job went from "author" to "animating for Disney" to "President of the United States" to "paleontologist" to "zookeeper" to "comedian".

I was complicated...
What about these days? Still want to be a comedian?
 
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My cousin is a comedian. But I wouldn't mind being one myself. A good chunk of my routine wouldn't be appropriate, though, per see.
 
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I do really want to be a author/novelist. Hence why I frequent Writer's Workshop and the Writing Channel of our Discord now, as well as write fanfiction(check out my fic in the Banner below! Or don't).

Though how close I am to this? I haven't even started my novel and I go off to university in the fall so I lose time to write it then..............Ugggggggghhhhhhhh.
 
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My part-time job now has nothing really to do with a dream job and I'm not getting close to achieving one, though I also don't have a dream job no matter how hard I try to think of one. Even as a kid I don't think anything ever really stood out as a goal to work toward. There's not really anything that I enjoy enough that would work as a career or be something I could ever actually do as a job, especially when I try to avoid being around people IRL as much as possible because it just totally drains me. When nearly everything involves people to some degree, it sucks being a super introvert. All I do now is work I settled for when I struggled to find anything else I could even do.
My dream job....is to figure out what I am even meant to do in life.

I live on welfare, and the only thing I have going for me in life is a volunteer seasonal job. And although I am certainly grateful for the job and I enjoy doing it, it honestly feels like I'm not doing enough for society. Because I'm not actually out there working for a paycheck. It feels like I'm inadequate even though people tell me otherwise.

People say that life is a journey, but I hate that. I would rather just be told what I am fated to do in life because I honestly don't know what I want to do with myself. I'm 26 years old and I still don't know. I've never known.
I feel for you; also 26 and like I said above, I've never really had a dream job, and it's hard for me to really feel passion for anything to have a dream to follow. As much as I didn't enjoy school (just hated being around all the other students and noise because I'm incredibly introverted), at least school was something I HAD to do and provided some structure. I didn't like school, but I excelled in it and it was just a daily thing that I did and did well without needing to think about what I wanted to do with my life. Ever since I graduated, I just... have felt lost, honestly. Being told what you're supposed to be doing is something I'd really like too.
 
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My dream job is to become an author. I have almost finished the first draft of the manuscript of my very first novel, with only a couple of chapters remaining.
Although the real work starts after that. There will be editing and rewriting and more editing. Then I'll have to find an agent and a good publisher.
And my health isn't all that good right now.
So I am still quite away from achieving my dream and my health isn't being supportive at all. :(
 
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I wanted to thank everyone for sharing such a personal story with last weeks question, talking about your hopes and dreams, it's always inspiring for me to see. :bulbaLove:

I also wanted to thank all of you who have stuck with the thread for these last six months, let's hope we can keep going for another six!
I'm also out of questions again, so the quality will drop a bit
 
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RPGs and fighting games mostly.

For RPGs, among my favorites are Pokémon (obviously), Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: The 7th Stand User.

For fighting games: Tekken, Street Fighter, Marvel vs Capcom, Super Smash Bros., and weird crossover fighting games like Jump Ultimate Stars, DreamMix TV World Fighters and Sunday vs Magazine.

For a third genre, I also like Visual Novels, although I have trouble finding good ones, or at least, ones that are not dating sims.
 
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I like RPGs and puzzle games, although I have limited experience with the latter. My favs in these categories are Tales of Phantasia, Chrono Cross, Kingdom Hearts, Morrowind, GuildWars/GuildWars 2 (MMOs), and the Zero Escape series.
 

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It’s been a while since I participated! I’ll play catch up by answering the previous one besides the current one.

I’m currently trying to graduate to (hopefully) get a decent paying career and live a quiet, comfortable life. It’s not a dream job but I’m ok with it. (y)
I play a lot of everything really. But I tend to get hooked to rpgs easily (Persona, FE, Dragon Quest, Grandia, etc.).

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I'm a big fan of action RPGs. Stuff like the Tales series (despite only playing two so far), Kingdom Hearts, or the recent Final Fantasy titles. I also enjoy... Whatever genre you'd put modern Sonic games in. Turn based RPGs are also likely to be a hit, but it's gotta hook me with the story, because the gameplay won't be doing it. On that note I should say that I'll likely play most things with a good story, unless the gameplay is too dull for me to put up with (Like Xenoblade 2).

What is your favourite animal and why?
I love wolves. Their pack structure is really cool, and way more complex than the classic Alpha/Omega stereotype would have you believe. Also they're just lie big doggos, and doggos are an objective good.
 
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