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I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was a kid. Then I saw our vet stick his hand up my dog’s butt and changed my mind.
Beth Cackowski, Collingswood

I wanted to be a mail carrier when I was in preschool. I liked their outfits and they were always nice to me.
Anthony Sbarra, Bellmawr

When I was a kid (and even now) I wanted to be a mermaid. I loved the movie “Splash” with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. I wanted to swim all day and have the ability to live on land too.
Jillian Myers, Voorhees

I was sure I would be an adventurer. The career path was purposely vague so I could save endangered elephants in Africa one day and the next jet off on a secret mission to spy on the Russians.
Lisa Miller, Strathmere

Broadcasting for the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers or Flyers. But in this life, my Northeast Philly nasal twang doesn’t translate well on TV or the radio.
Scott Klear, Marlton

My childhood dream was to be a cowgirl and have a big ranch in the country. I still have that dream, but it has been modified to just a small farm.
Beth Segal, Cherry Hill

I wanted to tap dance on Broadway. Or be a serial-killer profiler for the FBI.
Natalia Rawley, Audubon

I wanted to be a travel writer. Who doesn’t want to get paid to travel?
Melissa Silverman, Medford

I wanted to be an esthetician because I always loved skincare.
Mary Westrich, Haddonfield

I always wanted to be a casting director – I did a report on them in elementary school. But I am a teacher, and even with the pandemic and currently working from home, I would make the same choice. I feel lucky to be doing something I love.
Lisa Sassano, Mt. Laurel

I wanted to be a marine biologist. I feel like a lot of people went through a marine biologist phase as a kid, but I’d be totally happy to revisit that.
Paula Adams, Moorestown

It was to be a nutritionist and/or fitness trainer. I still love the idea that they can make their own schedules, and it keeps you healthier too.
Tim Kahil, Cherry Hill

I always wanted to be a music producer. I’m really interested in how music is made – how you mix sounds, how BPM affects the complexity of a song and how some artists write really intricate lyrics.
Rose Callahan, Moorestown

I wanted to go into real estate because I love house hunting. I spend so much time searching for apartments and houses in my area that I’ll never move into. I just like seeing what’s around.
Dan Harris, Hamilton

February 2021
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