What I Wanted to Be Growing Up, Chronologically

Youngest to Oldest
  1. An Adult
    I was never really good at being a kid when I was a kid.
  2. Rabbi
    My mother did a real number on me until I was old enough to know anything.
  3. Rockstar
    Because when you give up wanting to be a Rabbi, accompanied by a 4 year stint in a Jewish boys choir, what else is there to do?
  4. Real Estate Developer
    My dad was an engineer and I always loved buildings, so there was a fleeting moment. But ultimately I wanted to blaze my own trail. Should've stuck with the real estate bug :)
  5. Rabbi
    I spent a year in Israel, and I think my mom may have had them drug me.
  6. Finance Guy
    Because what young boy in the NY metro area doesn't dream about being a Finance Guy?! #FML
  7. Entrepreneur
    I got sucked into the dream, but never really actualized it.
  8. Restauranteur
    Until I realized how bad a business it really was.
  9. Investor
    Presumably being an investor allows you to be involved in amazing businesses without having to choose one and get too deep into the nitty gritty. The idealized dream state of having your cake and eating it too.
  10. Rockstar + Investor + Real Estate Kingpin + Restauranteur
    Why can't I just do everything??
  11. A Boss
    One day you wake up and realize that it's not about what you do, but how well you do it and how much influence you have because of that. My dad always told me that. Now I know it's true.