This is the third in
a weekly series where I, Jonathan Frakes, ask the Drowned In Sound community questions taken from the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction which I hosted from 1998 - 2002.
As an adult, I am doing the thing that as a child I wanted to be when I grew up
As an adult, I am not doing the thing that as a child I wanted to be when I grew up
Tell us more about what that thing is, and why you think your life followed, or didn’t follow, that path.
As a kid I wanted to be a “scientist” and I’m doing a physics PhD so so far so good
As a child I wanted to be a palaeontologist, but I’ve wanted to be an architect since I was about 12, so I’m not sure what I should select in the poll.
I don’t think I ever really knew. Went through occasional phases like pilot or something, but no career I actually passionately wanted to do, it was like I’d just come out with pilot cos it felt like an answer you’d give to that type of question.
I think I wanted to be a cop when I was a kid.
Stupid little prick.
This question has come up previously.
Child: Formula One driver
Adult: can’t drive
You don’t need to be able to drive on the road to be an F1 driver, the dream isn’t over yet
I wanted to be a vet, did my work experience in a vet surgery in year 11 and it was smelly and tiring and I realised I’m not cut out for it
Actually wanted to be a pilot when I was a kid but if you’d offered me train driver instead, I’d have accepted the offer.
Think this is the common answer among the Brotherhood of the Spreadsheet.
I’m doing what I want to so now, which is a job that pays well enough and takes up a small enough amount of my time that I can do all the things I want to do outside of work.
the dream isn’t over yet
I really really hate Formula One.
Sort of in that I was a writer for a while in my last few roles, I sometimes write freelance, and it’s still a big part of what I do at work though unofficially.
Absolutely tedious though innit. What a foolish child I was.
I wanted to be a chip shop lady.
On reflection, I should have trained as a social worker rather than a teacher before I had kids. Couldn’t commit to it now but all the jobs I love the look of ask for a social work qualification. As it is I work in an adjacent field but not adjacent enough to qualify me for any of the roles.
The dream might be over then
No, you’re thinking of Brent Spiner
That’s living the dream. I’m jealous.