As a child, I wanted to grow up to be _______________.
Mr. Roger's television neighbor.
I mean, I wanted to play a neighbor of his on TV.
The other notorious one was 'bookwriter'. Which led me to tell my soon-to-be math major mother that I didn't need math because of my career choice. She quickly dissuaded me from this line of thinking.
Now, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
Tell me, what did you want to do when you grew up when you were a kid? And what do you want to be when you grow up now?
[Edit 12:20 pm]. Related to this, shadesong asked: If you could get paid for doing what you're best at... what would you be doing? What's your calling?
and I said:
Writing and doing research. I still want to be a professor, I just don't think I'll ever be allowed into a Ph.D track at the rate I'm going.
If I can't be a prof, I wanna be a writer.
So I guess that sorta answers the 'what I want to do when I grow up' question.