Careers Thread 

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Careers Thread 

Careers Thread 

Here we can discuss what we want to be! I don't mean just "rich and famous" but actually what we want to study and why. I, of course, want to be an author - probably most of us do... Still, I'm thinking of doing something else too, though I'm not at all sure what yet.

Anyhow, even if you want to be something completely different from an author, like an astronaut or something, that will be interesting too! (Even though I personally could never be an astronaut) This thread is for talking about who you want to be.

submitted by Amethyst, age many years, Arendelle
(October 12, 2022 - 8:15 pm)

Ooh, this is a cool thread! I have a ton of ideas, but none of them are very practical... and I am the same as you, I could never be an astronaut. That would be terrifying.

I guess I would love to be a professional pianist, but that's really just a dream because you have to be really good and I don't think I can do that much in only 5 years. (eep!) It would be cool to be an author, but only on the side because I don't want the stress of having writer's block and not getting paid and not being able to feed my children. Sometimes I think it would be fun to be somebody who writes advertisements, which would be cool because I could still write and be creative but I would get a steady paycheck. Sometimes I think about being a computer programer, maybe, if I feel like living a life of computers and technology. And then I think about maybe being an evolutionary biologist if all my creative ideas don't pan out, because I'm really interested in evolution... but I really don't like the idea of going to grad school, so there's probably not much for me in that field if I don't.

So yeah! That's about it for me. It'll be cool to see what other people say.


submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 13 she/her, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(October 13, 2022 - 7:20 am)
submitted by top
(October 13, 2022 - 10:35 am)

I really don't know. Something exciting, maybe some kind of scientist but I do mostly fieldwork. I really dislike sitting around doing data stuff.

I also really don't want to be famous.

I've always wanted to be an astronaut, but not really in a practical way, more of a "it'd be cool to..." I'd like to go the moon. And astronaut training sounds kind of fun (although I'm sure I'd hate it (: ) Maye an author on the side?

But aside from careers, are there experiences you want to do when you're older that you can't right now? I really want to try paragliding. Maybe other thrill-seeking stuff too. Jet skiing?

submitted by Hex
(October 13, 2022 - 7:34 pm)

Ohhh what a good question! There was a question on the PSAT asking what I wanted to major in in college- I looked at all the options and panicked and just put 'undecided'. I honestly have no idea what Im going to do later in life; I want to go to college, but I don't know which one or what to major in, and I envy the ones that have it all figured out already. 

Like everyone on here probably, I would idealistically like to be an author. I love the Vibes, but the publishing world is very difficult, especially now. I also just saw an article talking about how one author got hundreds of thousands of dollars for their successful book series, while another author whose books were also very popular and had won many awards only got a fraction of that, and how your success in this field is based on luck and your race, gender, etc. So I would probably like a relatively easy job that pays enough to live comfortably and let's me have enough time to pursue hobbies (such as writing). I honestly have no idea tho, but it's okay, I'll figure it out :)

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(October 14, 2022 - 10:25 am)

I have no idea what I want to be because there's so many thing that I'm into! Anyone else have that problem?

submitted by WiLdSoNg
(October 14, 2022 - 4:04 pm)

Absolutely. I like learning about cultures, so maybe anthropology would be a good thing to study. But then, I also like the idea of being an editor, of a magazine or at a publishing house. And then of course I'm dying to be a published author. Being a screenwriter would also be great because sometimes I can just see made-up movies in my head, but I have no idea how to start. And then being a diplomat would be fun, except I always think it would be much too dangerous, and nerve-racking since you can't trust anybody as a diplomat. I also want to be a social activist. That's one of my most interesting ambitions, for me, because I get so tired of people talking about problems in the world, and then not doing anything about it!!

So yes, I can totally sympathize :) Oh well, it's a good thing to have varied interests. If one doesn't work out, you can always turn to another!

submitted by Poinsettia
(October 14, 2022 - 6:16 pm)

famous author.


(also sorry admins for the posting frenzy) 

submitted by Darkvine
(October 15, 2022 - 2:20 pm)

I want to be a professional author/fine artist, but neither of those pay very well unless you're really popular. So maybe a graphic designer/illustrator/librarian/English teacher, & then do my own art & writing on the side? I'm really not certain; all I know is that I want to make up stories and draw pictures and make a living somewhere in there.

submitted by Artemis
(October 16, 2022 - 12:29 pm)

Captcha says "pwo am". I am a pwo, whatever a pwo might be?

submitted by Topethyst
(November 15, 2022 - 7:53 pm)
submitted by Topsettia
(November 18, 2022 - 5:59 pm)

I'm not really sure.

@Phoenix Tears' idea of being a professional pianist is really cool and it's on my list. I would really like to be a professional musician that, like get's their song on the radio. I have always loved music and it's a big part of my life.

On the other hand I would also like to do some non-profit work. I like helping people. Or be an actor. And maybe I could write a book or two?? But you have to be a really good author to do that and I'm not too sure that I make the cut. My dad's actually an author.

When I was younger I wanted to be president. But now I realize that's not realistic at all. Even if I managed to be that 1 in a million, I am not a Republican or Democrat so it's basically out of the question. 


submitted by Piano Man, age 12, nowhere
(November 19, 2022 - 3:56 pm)

I want to be a successful fantasy author, I have already begun.

submitted by Hawkstar, Author already
(November 19, 2022 - 9:09 pm)

wow,i,i dunno

submitted by Luna Silvermoon
(November 20, 2022 - 8:34 pm)

I'm hoping I can go into interior design! If not that, I definitely want to do something with art/music. I'm not much of a math and science girl >_<

submitted by Tealeaf, steeping
(November 26, 2022 - 10:27 am)


submitted by Luna Silvermoon
(November 27, 2022 - 6:21 pm)