What did you want to be when you grew up?
What did you become?
I wanted to be a veterinarian ... a scientist ... a rockstar ... a photographer of rockstars ... and then finally an artist.
I became a small-town newspaper reporter and got to talk to a lot of people in those professions and others.
In many ways I think I probably exceeded my expectations, even if it didn't (and sometimes still doesn't) seem that way.