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    Joseph DeGolyer

    So a producer from Miramax is one of my professors this semester… She is quite a force of nature. On Monday I saw people cower under her immense power when she asked people point-blank “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and it’s funny to me when people sheepishly reply “…I wanna be an editor”. I get it. It sounds unrealistic, because in many ways it is. But why the fear? I said “Writer/Director”. Then she asked “Why?” and I said I loved making short films and the emotional experience I get from movies is stronger than what I get in real life… Which is true.

    Now I know we’re a bunch of forum dwellers here, so sheepishness is probably a specialty of many of us, but behind the safety of the computer I ask “What do you want to be when you grow up?” followed by “Why?”. And if you’re already doing what you want to do, how did you get there? What are you working for past “getting the job” as it were?

    I am interested in your responses.



    What i wanted to be when i grew up was a spec ops in tge military, i was never able to do it because of my eye sight and some altercations i got in. Now instead of that i powerlift and box on the side. I work at a plant where im an engineer and wanna open my own company because i like making new things.



    I work at a Casino, and until I started working here I didn’t realize I wanted to make this a career. I want to be the General Manager one day, already moved into a management position so I’m on the right track.

    As for the reason “why,” the Casino I work at is in a small town I grew up in, and I am lucky enough that our Casino is really community oriented, and donates far more money to community based projects and community events than most businesses. My employer has done a lot to improve not only the lives of myself and my family, but my community as a whole, and it feels good to be a part of it.



    This is a great question and really puts things into perspective for me. I pretty much hate my Job. But my job is not what I want to be. My job is a means to let me be what I want to be. I want to be a good dad. I have a 2 year old daughter and my life evolves around her. My job is a boring grind Monday through Friday but I get every weekend off and get to spend that time with my daughter. So, I may be miserable at work but I am incredibly happy with my life.

    Why do I want to be a good dad? Probably because I grew up with out mine. I have always wanted a relationship with my father but he chose not to be a figure in my life until after I was 18. What a shitty thing to do to a kid. I will always be there for my daughter. I don’t care what obstacles are in the way or what sacrifices I have to make.



    Good post, Cory.I’m working for a pharmaceutical company currently, trying to finish a degree in Finance. The reason I’m on that patch is I’m comfortable working in that field and I do well in it. Was medical before because of my family and I hated it. Juggling ideas things after that. Past that, just want to be alive and not get in too much trouble. -__-


    Skoll Hati

    Anything. I know you’re supposed to aim high and have these great dreams… But I don’t care as long as my family is stable. I’d do anything without complaint for that. Work is work and I actually enjoy working. As a sub answer, I’d like to keep coaching wrestling as I do now. Starting to coach was the one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
    As long as my family is secure and happy I couldn’t complain a bit.



    While growing up my passion was always in video games. Coming from a low income family I was rarely gifted with new games so as most kids with passion do.. I found a way around it. basically emulating, modding, and hacking what everything I could to get every game possable. This comes with many problems, one of witch is the need of a working computer and then lots of computer viruses. overcoming this gave me the base of my dream job. I love helping people and I love fighting technology and the two come together in the I.T. field quite well. My current position is Systems Administrator for a publishing company, basically I run the virtual and physical environment with over 200 systems.

    I want to share with you some key factors to my professional journey, do not burn bridges, always maintain a line of communication with coworkers and ex-coworkers, and do what you have to do to keep your passion. you may have to start small, but every step, both backward and forward, has the potential to get you closer to your dream job.

    I’m proud of where I’ve come in my life so far, but I still strive to push harder and learn more to keep moving.

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