Something Different on Sunday: You in 1994

I have been cleaning my office and finding all sorts of fun things, like pictures of me as a baby, books (duh), and old journals and lists – including a list of things to do that I wrote back in 1994. I tweeted about it this morning, and the responses were very funny and inspiring, so I wanted to share them with you. 

This isn't about romance novels, but I love how many people had goals to be writers, and are now. I don't know that I ever had a goal to be a writer, but on the list was “write more.” In 1997, I started my first online journal, and haven't stopped writing online since. I love that the internet has given me ample space to write, and meet so many people.

So what did you want to do in 1994? Have a look at the (considerable!) list of responses from this morning as a slideshow, or as a page at Storify. What did you want to do in 1994? 

What did you want to do in 1994?

While cleaning my office, I found a list I’d written of “Things To Do in 1994.” I asked other people what they’d wanted to do back in 1994. The replies were funny and inspiring. I wanted to collect them all – sorry if there are duplicates. And my apologies for clogging your tweetstream this morning.

Storified by Sarah Wendell · Sun, Sep 09 2012 17:40:13

While cleaning office bookshelf, found list I wrote: “things to do in 1994.” Most weren’t tasks, but things I had to learn.Sarah Wendell
I was 19, and have memory of being a hot mess back then, but perhaps I wasn’t entirely. Nice to give credit to my past self.Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches At least u were 19. I’m 40 and I’m still a hot mess! lol.tate jackson
@SmartBitches now that’s cool.Shiloh Walker
@SmartBitches lol I just had a good (and baffling) time trying to imagine what *I* woulda put on my 1994 list :D @shilohwalkerLimecello
@Limecello @SmartBitches hhmmm… well, I was a senior then… mine would have been…graduate, get the scholarship…WRITE A BOOKShiloh Walker
@SmartBitches Did you complete the list?Kristine
@tatejackson2 I’m 37 and in some ways I am definitely still messy too! :)Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches Did you learn those things?Brigid Kemmerer
@chigirl30 some of it, and other things are perennial works in progress, like “be in better shape physically” :)Sarah Wendell
@BrigidKemmerer some, yeah. Like appreciating and accepting people they way they are. Sometimes, anyway. :)Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches I was 13 or 14 and my goal was to medal in figure skating and dance in a ballet company. I did one of those ;)highland hussy
@laurahunsaker awesome!!!Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches @shilohwalker … I was in elementary school in ’94 so… >.>Limecello
@Limecello I was 20 with 2 kids in 1994. :) @SmartBitches @shilohwalkerMad
And a piece of my “things to do in 1994″ list. Bathing was important! http://pic.twitter.com/x6KpFrZvSarah Wendell
@SmartBitches That’s what my to do list looks like now! Well, that and write a book…Robin Kaye
@SmartBitches I remember in grade 9 we had to write letters to our future graduating selves. Mine said I was going to be a great writer.:)AnimeJune
@SmartBitches Which helped me a lot because for 2 years I’d wanted to be a teacher but was conflicted.AnimeJune
@SmartBitches Aw, how sweet to find something like that. And you still look so much like your picture there!Joyfully Jay
@SmartBitches Depending on the day, I either wanted wings or to be a jockey. No movement on either front, I’m afraid. Sorry, 4-yr-old self.Rei Haberberg
@SmartBitches My professional goal at 14 was to “not work a boring office job.” I win!Jen A. Miller
@SmartBitches I wanted to see the Lion King. I was eight. And I did! *lol*AnimeJune
@SmartBitches (14 = 1994 for me)Jen A. Miller
@SmartBitches In 1994, I was 7. I wanted to learn good enough cursive that I would get to do cursive practice in pen instead of pencil.Lyndsay
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a teacher because I was nostalgic for elementary when school was games and fun.AnimeJune
@SmartBitches I graduated from high school then & wanted to be a family court judge. Nope, I didn’t do it, but I like how things turned out.Katie McGarry
@SmartBitches I was 13, so….learn that boys are awesome? Parents were divorced so, don’t play ‘em against each other?Hell Cat
@SmartBitches Cleanliness is next to godliness. I think I must have written a thousand notes just like that to myself when I was a teen.Chloe Jeffreys
@SmartBitches It was tough to learn cursive as a lefty, but I did it!Lyndsay
@SmartBitches Then I had to sunday school 40 kids for 5 hours for this babysitting event and I’m like NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPEAnimeJune
@SmartBitches I wanted to become a published author. And yes, I did it, though it took about 12 more years.Paula Graves
@SmartBitches Go to Italy. Yes, I did! (I can almost remember all of it, too)Gen
@SmartBitches I did not become a college English professor. I did become a published author, so on the balance, it worked out.Sarah M. Anderson
@SmartBitches I was nine so basically I was excited about turning ten, probablySparker
@SmartBitches I wanted to run a political campaign and be a writer… yes to both of those…Sarah J Schmitt
@SmartBitches Also realized I did not have the social skills to handle angry parents. Wondered what to do, then I got the letter.AnimeJune
@SmartBitches I wanted to write books. I did it. But it took a very long time to finally get published.Lynn Raye Harris
@SmartBitches I wanted to go to school to teach preschool. Everyone freaked out and swore it would be a low paying, thankless job.Meri Phillips
@SmartBitches I wanted to graduate high school and get out of my parents house. Thankfully, I succeeded.Liz Lincoln
@SmartBitches your office cleaning weirdly parallels the sorting I’ve been doing of my mother’s letters.Ruth
@SmartBitches I wanted to be an extra in a movie, and I did. It was a blast!Anita Clenney
@SmartBitches Since then I have had low paid, thankless jobs I despised. I started class to become a preschool teacher Thursday night.Meri Phillips
@SmartBitches It is never too late!Meri Phillips
@SmartBitches I was about to start college, wanting to be a journalist.Once I got to college, I wanted to teach college English (which I do)Melissa Maday
@SmartBitches Also part of my choice was “yay summers off!” But half my friends went into Education and the jobs are thin on the groundAnimeJune
@SmartBitches In 1994 we were trying to conceive, and I was writing my dissertation; I have a 17-year-old son and a PhD now, so… YES!Penny Richards
@SmartBitches hmmm…i don’t remember what i wanted to do in 1994. i did accomplish the goals i set for myself when i was 9 (in ~’86), tho!Katie Dunneback
@SmartBitches LOL, I meant your facial features. I could totally tell that was youJoyfully Jay
@SmartBitches I wanted to leave my house (I did 3yrs later), drop out of high school (I didn’t thank goodness), get a job (I did)! Hmm.Desiree
@SmartBitches goals when i was 9: go to the university of illinois, be a teacher, travel internationally. i accomplished all of those by 21Katie Dunneback
@SmartBitches I wanted to be in Marketing (I didn’t) and marry my idiot boyfriend (thank God I didn’t).Chrisbookarama
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was trying to obtain an FCC license to build a radio station. Did it, & I’m always grateful my husband encouraged meDarlene Marshall
@SmartBitches I wanted to graduate undergraduate school in less than 4 years. Nailed it.Dee Carney
@SmartBitches I was in university and wanted to work in publishing. I’m living the dream, baby!jennybullough
@SmartBitches oh, i remember what i did in ’94! schemed myself into the easiest ever last semester of high school for an honor studentKatie Dunneback
@SmartBitches I wanted to be the managing editor of a mag (something I had just learned existed). I did it!April
@SmartBitches I wanted to quit swimming and take dance classes. It didn’t happen.Rebekah Weatherspoon
@SmartBitches i was 18 in 1994 and i did in fact become a stage manager for live theatre like i wanted. i stage manage to this day!sabrina blanks

iv>@SmartBitches I wanted to move to Portland, Or. I should’ve done it! I’ve started planning again, 1st I have to find work there!fullofstars

@SmartBitches I wanted to stick cardboard boxes to yoghurt pots all day, and I did, like a boss. Hey, I was 4.Kayleigh Anne
@SmartBitches I wanted to be an English literature professor. So glad I’m writing instead!Sally Kilpatrick
@SmartBitches I wanted to be the next Indiana Jones. I didn’t become a fictional character, but I did get to travel to Egypt eventually!Jen McConnel
@SmartBitches I was 10 in 1994…I wanted to collect ALL of the Babysitter’s Club books. Alas, it was a dream that never came to pass.Amanda Nelson
@SmartBitches :) will you share your list?highland hussy
@SmartBitches In 94 I was 9 and wanted to be an interpreter. Did just that, as a volunteer, for 2 weeks at the Games. So, I kinda did it :)lilibel
@SmartBitches I was in diapers >.>Lynn (´? ` )
@SmartBitches I was 11, so I just wanted to grow up, have kids, get married and write stories. I did do all of those things.Nicky Rowlands
@smartbitches I wanted to go back to school and be a history teacher. Did go back, but I’m a city planner & SO glad it worked out that way!Scarlet Day
@SmartBitches I was 11 & just started senior school. My dream was to go to university when I was 18. I did, twice, & now have a Degree & MAMidnight Reads
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was managing a bookstore in San Francisco. I wanted to move to New York and get back into publishing. I did!Colleen Lindsay
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was a first grade bilingual teacher in a LA county school district. I wanted to teach in a district closerKim Baccellia
@SmartBitches It took two more years and then I did!Kim Baccellia
@SmartBitches I was 12, wanted to get out of my narrow-minded village, go to uni and live in a big city. So happy to have done all!Holly
@SmartBitches Got married in 1994. Wanted to stay that way (happily), finish PhD, have kids. So far, so good!Liz McCausland
@SmartBitches yearbook said: I hope to be living in Europe w my doctorate & true love. Today: in love, w a doctorate! Europe for vaca :)Suzanne Cope
@SmartBitches I wanted to remain an only child. My parents disagreed, hence my sister.Daria Miller
@SmartBitches in 1994 I had two toddlers. Pretty sure all I wanted was to shower uninterrupted.Jennifer McAndrews
@SmartBitches be an artist, play in a band, write, have quite a lot of sex, make a living. yes, yes, yes, yes, only sporadically.James Curcio
@SmartBitches I also had my first graders write and publish their own stories. The local paper did a write up on it. Little did I know atKim Baccellia
@SmartBitches the time, I’d planted a seed for me to do my own writing!Kim Baccellia
@SmartBitches Yes! College grad w/honors, moved abroad, finished first novella, met husbandLauraElle
@SmartBitches As a 5-year-old, my ambition was to be – as my family recalled every year – “a fairy monster” (read: kill folklore fairies).Maili
@SmartBitches I was 14, I wanted to get good grades and be a starter on my basketball team. I accomplished both all 4 years.Mariana
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a lawyer. So I did it, but then I stopped.nprmonkeysee
@SmartBitches I think I just wanted to grow up (i was 8). Looking at it from this side, I wish I could be 8 again.Mewling Quim
@SmartBitches Survive my first cancer diagnosis & walk after surgery on both feet, & yes here I am somewhat upright and mobile & still :)Merrian Weymouth
@SmartBitches in 1994 I was 14, moved to Kentucky from California. Then, moved back.Nanette Pitts
.@SmartBitches 1994 plan not fully realized, but I’m doing related work & feel strongly I’m where I’m supposed to be. Universe had a plan.Michelle Scott
@SmartBitches At 12 years old, I wanted to marry Gilbert Blythe and have red-headed babies. I did not do this.Heather Ponzer
@Smartbitches Oh, 1994. Oops.Maili
@smartbitches I wanted to live in Nashville. I graduated high school in 2003 and moved in 2004. I live there now with my husband and childMusing Sallie
@SmartBitches If anything those teaching years at South Whittier gave me the inspiration and push to become an author.Kim Baccellia
@SmartBitches I wanted to move to NYC and be a singer/dancer/actor. Yep I did!Kate Rados
@SmartBitches Wanted to live glam single girl life in a big city. I did it for awhile, and now I live in small town Idaho. Dreams change.Corina Mallory
@SmartBitches Of course, none of those things turned out as I expected and the road there was full of major detours.Nicky Rowlands
@SmartBitches I’m loving these tweets!Dee Carney
@SmartBitches Yeah (and thanks, for reminding me for an instant that it had been a childhood dream.) :)lilibel
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted to date this hot guy I met on spring break the year before. I did. We’ve been married almost 15 years!Kelli Maine
@HeatherPonzer It’d take me a couple years to turn 12, but this is what I wanted at that age too! @SmartBitchesAmanda L. Goodman
@SmartBitches I wanted to join the Navy. I did it!Jennifer Rhodes
@SmartBitches 1994 was the year The Lion King came out and I decided that I wanted to be a Disney animator. I am now a librarian.Amanda L. Goodman
@SmartBitches In 1994, I was divorced with DD and no job. I found out that year how strong I was. #turneditallaroundRen
@SmartBitches Managed to snag my first kiss (to the Hole album LIVE THRU THIS), learn guitar, & dress like this! http://pic.twitter.com/yAJOYAjcAnna Perleberg
@HeatherPonzer @SmartBitches Nor did I. It’s one of my deepest regrets.Ruth
@SmartBitches I was 8. I wanted to be a vet (no, had to drop out of course, marry my bff (no, we’re still friends) & have a pony (no) 0.5/3?Emma / mornington
@SmartBitches I was 36 and lived in the moment. The boyfriend & I wanted to do a year long back road around the US camping trip. We did it.LVLMLeah
@SmartBitches attend university, get degree, work in art field, see the world. I ended up getting preg, managed to do all rest plus writeMandy M Roth
@SmartBitches Wanted to be a librarian, write a book, see London. Did it all (eventually.)Kinsey Holley
@SmartBitches (I’ll admit, I will break out that pic at the slightest excuse. Such a little riot grrrl!)Anna Perleberg
@SmartBitches In 94 I was 14; I’m pretty sure I was going to marry, like, Jonathan Brandis. And be a writer. 1st, no; 2nd, well on it’s way!Samantha Holloway
.@smartbitches In 1994 I wanted to be a writer. Of Pulitzer winning poetry. Oopsie!Jody Wallace
@SmartBitches I missed this. What are we sharing?Elise Logan
@SmartBitches I was 4. I just wanted out of school. Unfortunately my parents disagreed and I had another 13 years to go.Allie Sanders
@SmartBitches in 1994 I was pregnant with my 2nd (out of 4) and just wanted my body to return to normal one day. Still working on that lolWendy Roberts
@SmartBitches 1994? Middle school. Wanted ‘go to med school w/o becoming MD’ & get married. Got PhD in biochemistry & sweet hubby now.Trista Robichaud
. @SmartBitches In 1994, I just wanted to fit in. I was 10 and a geek in class full of other students who didn’t understand.Christina Vasilevski
@SmartBitches I wanted to be an international journalist. College changed my mind.Emily
@SmartBitches I wanted to live overseas in France for a year…. And yes! I did it!Unbound Booking
@SmartBitches I was 7 years old who was obsessed with rockets and wanted to be a mechanical engineer. Today, I am a mech
anical engineer #TGJoseph Hammad
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a romance novelist. I wanted to fall in love. I wanted to live in London. 2 outta 3 ain’t bad.sarah maclean
@SmartBitches at 12, I’m pretty sure all I wanted was a cute boyfriend. Got a cute husband instead. Call it a rimshot?Robot Girlfriend
@SmartBitches Thank you! Looking back, mad props to my mom for letting me go to school dressed like that. Later came the burgundy hair.Anna Perleberg
@SmartBitches I wanted to be single. Then I met my first, now ex husband. Lol should’ve stuck with the plan.Dorothy F. Shaw
@SmartBitches I wanted to write a book. I did it. Five times. I’m still writing. #1994Julie Brannagh
@SmartBitches In ’94 I’d been published for 11 yrs, (life dream accomplished!) & wanted to move back to PNW. Finally made it home last year!JoAnn Ross
@SmartBitches Finished my planning degree, got a great job in a Government Agency, which was what I wanted.s.a.meade/author
@SmartBitches I was.. Uhhh very young… But I wanted to be a nurse, many years later, I AM! Now I want to be a (better) writerAngela S. Stone
@SmartBitches In 1994, I worked as a South African diplomat in Namibia and was part of the first democratic elections in RSAlilla friend
@SmartBitches I was 23, married, with no plans.I now have a 16 y/o son, married 20 years, and a 6 time published author. Not too shabby!Books of Bounty
I continue to be inspired by the community @SmartBitches has built. You all are amazing! Time to get going on *my* dreams :)Catherine
@mandymroth @smartbitches Hey, we can grow human beings in our bellies. There’s nothing we can’t do.Rebecca O’Donnell
@mad4rombks rockstar. I could never have done that! @SmartBitches @shilohwalkerLimecello
@SmartBitches 1994 was a big year – get teaching certificate, get married. Most of my to-do lists revolved around one or the other.Kate Davies
@SmartBitches I wanted to be married. No I did not do it and I am thankful every day. :-)Freja Anne
@smartbitches I graduated college, moved to DC and started my Masters program. Met @Hickepedia. Basically? Started my life.Elise Logan
@SmartBitches 1994 – find a good job and become a parent… managed the parenting thing in 2003 and current job is great!Wiebke
@SmartBitches HS I was trying to figure out which universities to apply to & how to take care of my younger siblings if Mom couldn’te_bookpushers
@SmartBitches I think all I wanted to do in 1994 was kiss a boy. Eventually I did.shoot_the_moon
@SmartBitches didn’t really start making plans until 1996/7 – which is scary as I then renewed wedding vows (5th anniversary then)Wiebke
@SmartBitches In 1994 I had two kids, 11 and 6, and a husband living with HIV. I wanted him to make it to 1995 – he did.Diana Copland
@SmartBitches In 1994 I had new baby. I wanted another little girl, so they’d be best friends & I wanted to not screw up parenting too much.Julia Broadbooks
@SmartBitches I was a recent immigrant who wanted the American Dream. Finally became a U.S. citizen last year :)Kate Meader
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was 8 and I wanted to be a Jedi Knight Space Marine Biologist. This sadly did not happen. =/S.K.Hansen
@SmartBitches I was 24, wanted to retire and live a life of leisure by 30. Still working on it.Liz C.
@smartbitches I wanted to finish my MA (done). My ambitions were very short term.Elise Logan
@SmartBitches So every time I watch INVICTUS I cry like a baby. Had to watch in installments because I cry too muchlilla friend
@SmartBitches But then I got bored and went to study medicine. At 30. Nuts.lilla friend
@SmartBitches I wanted to learn over a dozen languages. Instead I learned over a dozen computer programming languages.Moira Rogers (Bree)
@SmartBitches I wanted to write my first novel in 1994. I finished it the next year, when I was 15 and got my first rejection letter :DKait Nolan
@SmartBitches now looking at new dreams… getting published is on that list… now I just need to write / work towards that goalWiebke
@SmartBitches in 1994 I wanted to stop working as a school secretary and go to grad school for Comp Lit. Started grad school that fall!Anne Jamison
@SmartBitches 1994: graduated HS, moved to Midwest, intended to take NY theatre scene by storm. RL turned out so much more awesome (srsly).Cate Morgan
@SmartBitches 1994? Become a Disney animator, be Anita in my HS production of West Side Story, & beat my sister in the PSATs. no, no, yes.Kate Noble
@SmartBitches Well…I pretty much wanted to be born. I think I accomplished that.Julie
@SmartBitches I was in the 8th grade. And I wanted to not live in Pgh, write, and be a child psychologist. I had no idea what was to come.shannon
@SmartBitches Jr high, hmm. Definitely I wanted OUT of my small town (done @ 17), get grad degree (done @ 22 & 30), visit Europe (done 5x)jessicaemilymoyer
@SmartBitches in 1994, I had great job, friends, dates, & just finished a masters’. Can’t remember wanting anything in particular!Nicola O.
@SmartBitches Get the fuck out of my parents’ house and go to college. And that’s exactly what I did.One Fine Breeder
@SmartBitches in 1994 I also wanted a baby, had a tubal pregnancy instead, wanted to die a bit. But I didn’t, and have 2 great kids.Anne Jamison
@SmartBitches I was eight in 1994; I wanted a SNES and to eat chocolate crackles ALL THE TIME.Foz Meadows
@SmartBitches Things I wanted to do but didn’t – go to med school (I’m terrible at chem), attend Bowdein College (u of IL was better for me)jessicaemilymoyer
@SmartBitches was going to tell you about 1994, but decided it was too depressing…Natasha A.
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted to fit in and be cool at my new secondary school. Didn’t manage that but made awesome friends anyway :DSally
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a singer. took lessons sang on TV ,recitals, weddings and the National FFA convention 20,000 people.Lisa Boggs
@SmartBitches in 1994 I was 9. I wanted to be a tiger. This has so far been an utter failure.Anninyn
@SmartBitches Since getting married 20 yrs ago though i mostly sing in my car , house etc. lolLisa Boggs
@SmartBitches I was a college dropout working in a bookstore, but I wanted a library degree and to be published. I did both.Sandra Jones
@SmartBitches I was a college dropout working in a bookstore, but I wanted a library degree and to be published. I did both.Sandra Jones
@SmartBitches That should have said ‘finished high school’. #needscoffee #beinghonest But the rest is correct!Trista Robichaud
@SmartBitches I was a newlywed in 1993 & had 1st son 7/95, so in 1994 I argued about toilet paper hanging over or under & had sex. :)Shannon Stacey
@SmartBitches That should have said ‘finished high school’. #needscoffee #beinghonest But the rest is correct!Trista Robichaud
@SmartBitches I was a newlywed in 1993 & had 1st son 7/95, so in 1994 I argued about toilet paper hanging over or under & had sex. :)Shannon Stacey
@smartbitches In 1994, I wanted kids, a husband, and to be a rich famous author. Soooo, er, I got 1/3 of 1/3 of what I wanted, I guess.Jennifer Matarese
@smartbitches In 1994, I wanted kids, a husband, and to be a rich famous author. Soooo, er, I got 1/3 of 1/3 of what I wanted, I guess.Jennifer Matarese
@SmartBitches to go to college, be a doctor, write romance & daughter named Daria. Have two degrees & daughter w diff name & Write. Not MD.Annabeth Albert
@SmartBitches to go to college, be a doctor, write romance & daughter named Daria. Have two degrees & daughter w diff name & Write. Not MD.Annabeth Albert
@SmartBitches 1994: Finish
my associates degree, get engaged, figure out what I wan’ted to be when I grew up. Yes, Yes, nope (still haven’t)Lea Barrymire
@SmartBitches 1994: Finish my associates degree, get engaged, figure out what I wan’ted to be when I grew up. Yes, Yes, nope (still haven’t)Lea Barrymire
@SmartBitches in 1994 I was 14. I think I just wanted to marry Jared Leto. Didn’t, of course, but that’s okay because he got weird anyway.Laura Amos
@SmartBitches in 1994 I was 14. I think I just wanted to marry Jared Leto. Didn’t, of course, but that’s okay because he got weird anyway.Laura Amos
@SmartBitches I feel like such a youngin’! In 1994, I was 11 w/a 1yr old sister, & that year my parents moved our family for the 1st time.Nicole
@SmartBitches I feel like such a youngin’! In 1994, I was 11 w/a 1yr old sister, & that year my parents moved our family for the 1st time.Nicole
@SmartBitches In 1994, I wanted to be published, write full time, get married and have kids. I did it (though in the opposite order).Kelly Barnhill
@SmartBitches In 1994, I wanted to be published, write full time, get married and have kids. I did it (though in the opposite order).Kelly Barnhill
@SmartBitches all I wanted that year was to move back home to MN, which I never did. Although the 1yr old sister is now in college there!!Nicole
@SmartBitches all I wanted that year was to move back home to MN, which I never did. Although the 1yr old sister is now in college there!!Nicole
@SmartBitches am loving these statements, but what’s the question. #latetothreadElizabeth Taylor
@SmartBitches am loving these statements, but what’s the question. #latetothreadElizabeth Taylor
@SmartBitches I was seven. I wanted to be a Power Ranger. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.Carly Bennett
@SmartBitches I was seven. I wanted to be a Power Ranger. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.Carly Bennett
@SmartBitches In 94 I wanted to be 5. I lived the dream.Susie
@SmartBitches In 94 I wanted to be 5. I lived the dream.Susie
@SmartBitches I wanted to be published writer but as a widow w/2 small kids & day job, not much time! Kept plugging away, pubbed this yearVeronica Scott
@SmartBitches I wanted to be published writer but as a widow w/2 small kids & day job, not much time! Kept plugging away, pubbed this yearVeronica Scott
RT @SmartBitches: What did you want to do in 1994? Did you do itBaltimoreGal (Ann)
@SmartBitches In ’94 I was 2nd year into college towards SportsMedicine but ended up following original dream of Psychology… & writing!Deidre
@SmartBitches In ’94 I was 2nd year into college towards SportsMedicine but ended up following original dream of Psychology… & writing!Deidre
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a unicorn trainer. Not rider. Trainer. Now libn specialising in kids bks + writing my own. Near enough ;)LH Johnson
@SmartBitches I was 16 & wanted a boyfriend. Didn’t get one until I was 21 and it’s been frogs ever since! Maybe 1 day I’ll get a prince :bElizabeth Haney
@SmartBitches I was 16 & wanted a boyfriend. Didn’t get one until I was 21 and it’s been frogs ever since! Maybe 1 day I’ll get a prince :bElizabeth Haney
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a unicorn trainer. Not rider. Trainer. Now libn specialising in kids bks + writing my own. Near enough ;)LH Johnson
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was going into my Sr year of college and I just wanted to graduate, move out, and away. I did!!BaltimoreGal (Ann)
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was going into my Sr year of college and I just wanted to graduate, move out, and away. I did!!BaltimoreGal (Ann)
@SmartBitches @SmartBitches I wanted to write science fiction books. It took another 17 years, but yeah, I did it.Susan Jane Bigelow
@SmartBitches @SmartBitches I wanted to write science fiction books. It took another 17 years, but yeah, I did it.Susan Jane Bigelow
@SmartBitches My boyfriend. And yes. Higher set of priorities came later. ;)Kristen Callihan
@SmartBitches My boyfriend. And yes. Higher set of priorities came later. ;)Kristen Callihan
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted to be a knight.Sigrid Ellis
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted to be a knight.Sigrid Ellis
@SmartBitches I wanted to be an artist/writer. Now I have a faux painting business & write daily. I also wanted to be like Mazzy Star.lizz huerta
@SmartBitches I wanted to be an artist/writer. Now I have a faux painting business & write daily. I also wanted to be like Mazzy Star.lizz huerta
RT @prof_anne: @SmartBitches in 1994 I also wanted a baby, had a tubal pregnancy instead, wanted to die a bit. But I didn’t, and have 2 …Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches 1994 – I was college instructor by day and about to become a phone sex actress – to explore my curiosity about sex & people!Macy Alexander
@SmartBitches 1994 – I was college instructor by day and about to become a phone sex actress – to explore my curiosity about sex & people!Macy Alexander
RT @fozmeadows: @SmartBitches I was eight in 1994; I wanted a SNES and to eat chocolate crackles ALL THE TIME.Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was 24 and had just purchased my first home. It was the first time I ever felt like a grown up.smexys_sidekick
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was 24 and had just purchased my first home. It was the first time I ever felt like a grown up.smexys_sidekick
RT @magog83: @SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted to fit in and be cool at my new secondary school. Didn’t manage that but made awesome friend …Sarah Wendell
RT @Modokker: @SmartBitches I wanted to be a singer. took lessons sang on TV ,recitals, weddings and the National FFA convention 20,0 …Sarah Wendell
RT @gingerkytten: @SmartBitches in 1994 I was 9. I wanted to be a tiger. This has so far been an utter failure.Sarah Wendell
RT @SJonesRomance: @SmartBitches I was a college dropout working in a bookstore, but I wanted a library degree and to be published. I di …Sarah Wendell
RT @AnnabethAlbert: @SmartBitches to go to college, be a doctor, write romance & daughter named Daria. Have two degrees & daught …Sarah Wendell
RT @LauraRaeAmos: @SmartBitches in 1994 I was 14. I think I just wanted to marry Jared Leto. Didn’t, of course, but that’s okay because …Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches in 1994, I lost my first tooth and got rich off the dime the tooth fairy brought. Bought 10 whole pieces of penny candy!Stephanie Reinhardt
@SmartBitches in 1994, I lost my first tooth and got rich off the dime the tooth fairy brought. Bought 10 whole pieces of penny candy!Stephanie Reinhardt
@SmartBitches had graduated Hugh school four years before. Worked at a dead end job. Dreams of marriage and writing:-) have both now :-)Sandra Sookoo
@SmartBitches had graduated Hugh school four years before. Worked at a dead end job. Dreams of marriage and writing:-) have both now :-)Sandra Sookoo
Reading the responses to @SmartBitches 1994 questions makes me realize just how FREAKING OLD I am. Thanks Sarah. :(smexys_sidekick
Reading the responses to @SmartBitches 1994 questions makes me realize just how FREAKING OLD I am. Thanks Sarah. :(smexys_sidekick
@SmartBitches Crap, I have to remember back to 1994?Kelly
@SmartBitches Crap, I have to remember back to 1994?Kelly
@SmartBitches I was two. I may have wanted to be a fireman.Maddy
@SmartBitches I was two. I may have wanted to be a fireman.Maddy
@smexys_sidekick @smartbitches yeah, same here…Nicola O.
@smexys_sidekick @smartbitches yeah, same here…Nicola O.
@SmartBitches 1994: was 6yrs into a DV relationship & realizing how abusive it was & that I needed out. Took 2 more yrs to do it.Kelly
@SmartBitches 1994: was 6yrs into
a DV relationship & realizing how abusive it was & that I needed out. Took 2 more yrs to do it.Kelly
@SmartBitches I wanted out of h.s.& to get a history degree w/plans to teach. Instead I stayed on for a library degree. It’s working for meJessica T.
@SmartBitches I wanted out of h.s.& to get a history degree w/plans to teach. Instead I stayed on for a library degree. It’s working for meJessica T.
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a comic artist. I went to college for comics, but now I mostly doodle in meetings.pafford
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a comic artist. I went to college for comics, but now I mostly doodle in meetings.pafford
@SmartBitches In 1994, I was in love with my new boyfriend and wanted to marry him. We’ve been together 18 yrs & married for 8.Elisabeth Roseland
@SmartBitches In 1994, I was in love with my new boyfriend and wanted to marry him. We’ve been together 18 yrs & married for 8.Elisabeth Roseland
@SmartBitches I was still in high school but had big dreams to one day be on broadway. Now I just write plays.Courtney Sheets
@SmartBitches I was still in high school but had big dreams to one day be on broadway. Now I just write plays.Courtney Sheets
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was just starting jr high. I wanted to get straight A’s & learn how to make friends. Success! Grades were easy part.Krista
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was just starting jr high. I wanted to get straight A’s & learn how to make friends. Success! Grades were easy part.Krista
@SmartBitches I was happy, both in my life and my job. But was considering moving back to Florida. Did in 2000.Lizabeth S. Tucker
@SmartBitches I was happy, both in my life and my job. But was considering moving back to Florida. Did in 2000.Lizabeth S. Tucker
@SmartBitches Was 11, obsessed w/Disney, wanted to be an animator. Rejected from art school, so it didn’t happen. Still regret it sometimes.Sarah
@SmartBitches Was 11, obsessed w/Disney, wanted to be an animator. Rejected from art school, so it didn’t happen. Still regret it sometimes.Sarah
To play young Han Solo in #StarWars prequels; tragedy of my life I didn’t. “@SmartBitches: What did you want to do in 1994? Did you do it”Dan Royles
To play young Han Solo in #StarWars prequels; tragedy of my life I didn’t. “@SmartBitches: What did you want to do in 1994? Did you do it”Dan Royles
@SmartBitches write Doctor Who novel, sign off the dole, work in arts. Signed off in 95, worked with museums, published in ’02.Mags L Halliday
@SmartBitches write Doctor Who novel, sign off the dole, work in arts. Signed off in 95, worked with museums, published in ’02.Mags L Halliday
@SmartBitches I don’t think I knew what I wanted to do, but I knew I could do it. I tried everything. It was wonderful, being 12.Kate Johnson
@SmartBitches I don’t think I knew what I wanted to do, but I knew I could do it. I tried everything. It was wonderful, being 12.Kate Johnson
@SmartBitches I just wanted to finish w/ HS already & get to college (I did), but still working toward many things I wanted in 94. #20yrplanNancy Lambert
@SmartBitches I just wanted to finish w/ HS already & get to college (I did), but still working toward many things I wanted in 94. #20yrplanNancy Lambert
@SmartBitches I was 3 and it was all about cupcakes. My parents never approved.Anna Zessin
@SmartBitches I was 3 and it was all about cupcakes. My parents never approved.Anna Zessin
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted to be published. I have been, and I still want that to the core of me.Nadiecakes
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted to be published. I have been, and I still want that to the core of me.Nadiecakes
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was just enjoying the fact that 1993 was over because 1993 was a very bad year for me.Annie Quinty
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was just enjoying the fact that 1993 was over because 1993 was a very bad year for me.Annie Quinty
@costumeharpy Remove the word “just”! @SmartBitchesIsobel Carr
@costumeharpy Remove the word “just”! @SmartBitchesIsobel Carr
@MinnChica @smartbitches & I feel old. In 1994 I graduated college and wanted a job teaching. Found a job I loved and stayed there for 6 yrsShannyn Schroeder
@MinnChica @smartbitches & I feel old. In 1994 I graduated college and wanted a job teaching. Found a job I loved and stayed there for 6 yrsShannyn Schroeder
@SmartBitches HS senior, wanted to join Up With People- got accepted but went to college, met future husband. Found other ways to go abroad!Allison Tran
@SmartBitches HS senior, wanted to join Up With People- got accepted but went to college, met future husband. Found other ways to go abroad!Allison Tran
@SmartBitches I was starting 4th year university & prob wanted to graduate. Ended up crashing & burning but came back in ’96 to finish.Electric Landlady
@SmartBitches I was starting 4th year university & prob wanted to graduate. Ended up crashing & burning but came back in ’96 to finish.Electric Landlady
I am loving the response to @SmartBitches question about what they were doing in 1994. So many people living their dreams. #inspiringDenise Nielsen
I am loving the response to @SmartBitches question about what they were doing in 1994. So many people living their dreams. #inspiringDenise Nielsen
I was in 3rd year elec eng. Wanted to graduate, get a job in chip design and recover from much bad shit. Yes, sorta, yes! @SmartBitchesKatherine O’Grady
I was in 3rd year elec eng. Wanted to graduate, get a job in chip design and recover from much bad shit. Yes, sorta, yes! @SmartBitchesKatherine O’Grady
I was in 3rd year elec eng. Wanted to graduate, get a job in chip design and recover from much bad shit. Yes, sorta, yes! @SmartBitchesKatherine O’Grady
@SmartBitches to get library degree so could have same wonderful job someplace else. Degree happened 1997. Moving to paradise not until 2007mb in Port Angeles
@SmartBitches to get library degree so could have same wonderful job someplace else. Degree happened 1997. Moving to paradise not until 2007mb in Port Angeles
@SmartBitches absolutely! 1994 dreams dashed in 1995 when mom passed. This year specifically will change much as I’m taking back my life.Natasha A.
@SmartBitches absolutely! 1994 dreams dashed in 1995 when mom passed. This year specifically will change much as I’m taking back my life.Natasha A.
+1 RT @denielsen: I am loving the response to @SmartBitches question abt what they were doing in 1994. So many people living their dreams.Veronica Scott
Amazing convo! Follow her timeline & be inspired! RT: @SmartBitches: What did you want to do in 1994? Did you do itMeredith Guthrie
@SmartBitches I got my masters degree in writing in 1994 & Circlet Press was 2 yrs old then. I would say I’ve achieved my goals!Cecilia Tan
@SmartBitches I got my masters degree in writing in 1994 & Circlet Press was 2 yrs old then. I would say I’ve achieved my goals!Cecilia Tan
. @SmartBitches in 94 I was a college freshman. I loved it & never wanted to leave! Got my Ph.D. so now I don’t have to!Meredith Guthrie
. @SmartBitches in 94 I was a college freshman. I loved it & never wanted to leave! Got my Ph.D. so now I don’t have to!Meredith Guthrie
@smartbitches also, to get my library on the web. Done right away. Created a webpage for us Sept 1994, vair early in webtime. #braggingonitmb in Port Angeles
@smartbitches also, to get my library on the web. Done right away. Created a webpage for us Sept 1994, vair early in webtime. #braggingonitmb in Port Angeles
@MerrianOW @smartbitches congratulations! Beating cancer takes tremendous strength & fortitude. Have helped Mom do
so 2x. #inspiringAlicia Aitchison
@MerrianOW @smartbitches congratulations! Beating cancer takes tremendous strength & fortitude. Have helped Mom do so 2x. #inspiringAlicia Aitchison
@SmartBitches 20 & just focusing on graduating w class (changed majors from biochem to political science). If I could turn back time…Nicole
@SmartBitches 20 & just focusing on graduating w class (changed majors from biochem to political science). If I could turn back time…Nicole
@SmartBitches I was 15/16 that year. I’m guessing I wanted to have sex and get into college before I died.I did both, but one was a letdown.Crystal
@SmartBitches I was 15/16 that year. I’m guessing I wanted to have sex and get into college before I died.I did both, but one was a letdown.Crystal
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted b/friend to love me. He married his ex. In 2000 I met Sweet Babou and became grateful for the b/friend’s ex.Betty Fokker
@SmartBitches In 1994 I wanted b/friend to love me. He married his ex. In 2000 I met Sweet Babou and became grateful for the b/friend’s ex.Betty Fokker
In 1994 I had a newborn, a 4 year old & a full-time job. All I wanted was some sleep. I eventually got some but not for years @SmartBitchesPamela Tyner
In 1994 I had a newborn, a 4 year old & a full-time job. All I wanted was some sleep. I eventually got some but not for years @SmartBitchesPamela Tyner
@meredithea @SmartBitches I did most of what I wanted in 1994, other than marrying a huge jerk. Skipped that part.Annie
@meredithea @SmartBitches I did most of what I wanted in 1994, other than marrying a huge jerk. Skipped that part.Annie
@texasannie @smartbitches I’m glad you didn’t marry the huge jerk. Instead you married a huge sweetheart :)Meredith Guthrie
@texasannie @smartbitches I’m glad you didn’t marry the huge jerk. Instead you married a huge sweetheart :)Meredith Guthrie
@SmartBitches That was the year I started high school, so pretty sure I just wanted to survive. I’d never have imagined where I’d end up.Beth
@SmartBitches That was the year I started high school, so pretty sure I just wanted to survive. I’d never have imagined where I’d end up.Beth
@SmartBitches I was starting to realize that there was no future in retail and maybe, just maybe, I should go back to school. I did. I win.Eva Volin
@SmartBitches I was starting to realize that there was no future in retail and maybe, just maybe, I should go back to school. I did. I win.Eva Volin
@texasannie @smartbitches Seriously, my goal in 94 was that life *had* to get better than it was in HS. Then I met you & @fw_xina & it was!Meredith Guthrie
@texasannie @smartbitches Seriously, my goal in 94 was that life *had* to get better than it was in HS. Then I met you & @fw_xina & it was!Meredith Guthrie
@SmartBitches I loved reading all the retweets. Great question!!Mariana
@SmartBitches I loved reading all the retweets. Great question!!Mariana
@SmartBitches In 1994 I graduated HS and started college. The career I thought I wanted is not what I have, and I couldn’t be happier!Shana L. McDanold
@SmartBitches In 1994 I graduated HS and started college. The career I thought I wanted is not what I have, and I couldn’t be happier!Shana L. McDanold
@SmartBitches I just began my MA. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I ended up getting the MA & then a MLS. Now a librarian.Natalie K
@SmartBitches I just began my MA. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I ended up getting the MA & then a MLS. Now a librarian.Natalie K
@SmartBitches 1994 Jordan and I were in high school and dreamed of writing together, we just didn’t plan on it being erotica! So fun! xo SamOystersandChocolate
@SmartBitches In 1994, I was a Sophomore in college- looking to reinvent myself & have adventures. Boy, did I ever.stampinsammie
@SmartBitches 94 I lost my job of 14 yrs, turned 40,sold home,bought land built house,hub quit job of 13 yrs,started new biz. Big yr.Trish432
@trish432 @SmartBitches also son graduated,I had some health issues and then I got new job. Stessful year,but yr ended well.Trish432
@SmartBitches I found the retweets awesome. Very cool, some funny, some sniffly, all interesting.Shannon Stacey
@SmartBitches In 1994 I just wanted to watch Rocco’s Modern Life and go rollerblading outside! Love this question. Thanks for posting! xoJulie Chicklitasaurs
@SmartBitches I found all of those re-tweets fun and interesting. We all have such diverse and different lives.LVLMLeah
@SmartBitches I wanted to catch the boogey man up the tree in our garden. He avoided all of our traps though :(Claire Donnelly
.@SmartBitches In 1994 I was pregnant with my third child and working full time at a summer camp. All I wanted was sleep.Julie O’Connell
@SmartBitches I was 14 in 1994. I wanted to be a movie star and marry my boyfriend. Instead I became an author and married DH (way better!)Shoshanna Evers
@SmartBitches I was 7 years old and all I wanted in life was a Pink Power Ranger costume. Mom got me Red Ranger instead – still haunts me.Kelly
@SmartBitches In #1994 I was 13 and wanted to be a writer and a storyteller. I’m writing and hope to work on storytelling in my new job.Kate K. F.
@SmartBitches In 1994 I got engaged to @legobike. Still married. Wanted to finish BA, get PhD. Did that, but now moving away from academia.Sarah Frantz
@SmartBitches I was 10, so basically I wanted to be Zorro. #1994K. A.
@SmartBitches Love 1994 responses! I had an infant, so I’m guessing all I wanted to do was sleep.Roxanne St. Claire
@SmartBitches In 1994, I was in fourth grade and my dearest aspiration was to somehow become the fifth member of Ace of Base.Farin Schlussel
@miss_farin this made me laugh so hard. Happy Nation!!Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches There’s a video somewhere of my sisters and I singing The Sign.Farin Schlussel
@SmartBitches I wanted to be a psychiatrist. Councillor said I’d never make it through med school. I’m a massage therapist and love my job.DeAubreyDigest
@SmartBitches In 1994, I turned 6. I started Kindergarten that year and my life’s ambition was to be a mermaid.Daylina Miller
@SmartBitches 1994… I was a year into my first marriage and two years into my career as a tech writer. Still hadn’t grown up.Eric Landes
.@SmartBitches In 1994 I just wanted my mom to stop making me wear stirrup pants.Maisey Yates
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was sure I would grow up to be a marine biologist, move to Australia, and save the reefs.Larissa H-Smith
@SmartBitches I was barefoot, pregnant (again!) and writing het romance for kicks, wondering if I’d ever teach again. Life is very strange.amy lane
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was eight and I wanted nothing more than to be Dominique Dawes. But I was afraid of heights, so…Ashley L.
@SmartBitches What’s interesting is that I never thought to be a writer. (Still not.) Didn’t have the follow through. Only the imagination.Hell Cat
@SmartBitches I was a new mom & wanted 2 b the most creative mom in NYC. I learned that being a mom is the most creative thing I’ll ever do.Lori Perkins
@SmartBitches In 1994, I enrolled in courses to become a science teacher, started part-time job at library. By end of year, quit ed. school.Ann Marie Gamble
@SmartBitches in 1994 I was a senior in HS, had purple hair, wanted to teach English & make kids read good books. Not much has changed.Annabelle Blume
@SmartBitches in ’94 I was a junior in high school. I wanted to make it to states for track. Graduate. Go to college and become a writer.Tasha L. Harrison
@SmartBitches Almost made it to states. Graduated. Did some college and I am a writer :-)Tasha L. Harrison iv>
@smartbitches in 1994 I’m 7 yo. Already avid reader and want to be doctor. Now,still a reader and the doctor become constructor #1994Ren Puspita
@SmartBitches I was 14, burdened with bad eyesight and horrid ’80’s glasses, so I basically just dreamed about getting contact lenses!Beatrice Holley
@SmartBitches in #1994 I didn’t make the dance team again bc I gained too much weight from knee surgery. So I joined the Speech teamMelissa W.
@SmartBitches #1994 was a rough year. I was 14 and all I wanted was to make it through the next day. And I did :)Lillie
@SmartBitches in 1994, I has 2 infant boys and divorcing the ex. And being a single mom. Fun times! Really, they were except for the drama.Sandy Fitzgerald
@SmartBitches I was 12, my fam lived in Saudi Arabia & I thought all this was perfectly normal. I just wanted to marry the boy 2 doors down.Aprilbrarian
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was a single mom with a teen and a tween. I wanted to help them become responsible adults. I succeeded.rayvyn2k
@SmartBitches For myself, I wanted to write a book. Still working on that one. #RegencyromanceWIPrayvyn2k
@SmartBitches I probably wanted to be a princess or a ballerina or a kitten. #8yearsoldChristina McTighe
@roxannestclaire @SmartBitches Same for me, second child in 1994. Severely sleep deprived that year Vicki C
@SmartBitches In 94 I was a Jr in HS dreaming of owning a book/craft store. I now work at a pharmacy, craft often and run a review site.Jillyan
@SmartBitches In 1994 I was working my way through grad school as a dir. of a residence hall at Clemson University. #alifetimeagoBlake Leyers
@BlakeLeyers in 1994 I was at Columbia College SC w a ton of women who had boyfriends at Clemson!Sarah Wendell
@SmartBitches I was 14 & wanted to be a journalist in tv or radio. Figured out I wasn’t ruthless enough, but now I cohost a podcast. :DKaren Shepherd
@SmartBitches Was in 1st grade. Wanted to be the head librarian at the LoC. Currently a university librarian with an MLS. Close enough!Mara
@SmartBitches I was in HS, going through the struggles w a toxic father that would help me become the strong woman I am today. #itgetsbettersassy liberal
@SmartBitches In 94 I was in 9th grade. I really wanted to get a boyfriend. Didn’t happen in 94. Or 95. Or 96…& so on…but it DID happen.Marybeth Hamilton
@SmartBitches in ’94 I was 8 in NM & wanted to avoid the Chupacabra and become a member of the X-MEN. No Chupa to this day, but sadly…Amanda L. Gordon
@SmartBitches I was 9, wanted to marry Prince Harry, become an astronaut-ballerina-spy-princess. I have accomplished none of these. DAMN!Helen Mackness
@SmartBitches 1994- wanted my mom to get over stage four breast cancer. She’s been in remission for 18 years and going to Italy next week!Jeanne Thrasher

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    Mom_on_the_run2001 says:

    I’d just had my 4th child in 7 years, so I’m pretty sure all I wanted to do was sleep. And maybe get a shower in between driving my minivan around town in circles.

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    Anna says:

    Hmm.  I would have been 12 or 13, so I’ll bet a lot of my list would have included doing things my parents wouldn’t let me do at that age.  Things like “wear purple nail polish” (my mom thought only shades of pink were appropriate for young girls), “act,” and “get a date.”  Twelve-year-old me would be very pleased to hear I’ve managed to do all those things since then.

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    I’d just given birth to my third child..life was good and my list would have been something like be super mom, super wife..lol

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    Sveta says:

    I just came to America and was only 8 going on 9. My thoughts would have included me wanting to go back to Russia due to language differences, how much I hate the weather and how disappointed I felt.

    http://sveta-randomblog.blogsp…

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    Jamarleo says:

    I don’t know if I ever made a list, but I’m almost positive it had to do with living life on the edge, and never leaving NYC.

    Signed,
    The stay at home mom from deep suburbia

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    Katherine Bacher says:

    I was still little, and wanted to be an orthodontist. That was before having to go through braces twice and becoming bitter about the subject.

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    DreadPirateRachel says:

    I was a wee sprog, and all I wanted to do was read. And yes, that’s what I did. I read constantly, hiding under beds and using a flashlight while trying to turn the pages quietly. Today, I’ve graduated to an ereader and the top of the bed, but the incessant reading continues. In fact, I just (finally) finished a degree in Reading All the Books, so I’d say I pursued that dream pretty damn hard.

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    ECSpurlock says:

    In 1994 I had finally got pregnant with my second son after years of trying; so I mostly wanted to (a) give birth, (b) finish my parents’ anniversary gift (hand-stitched pillows), and (c) get through my parents’ massive 50th Anniversary party with nobody melting down. Did all 3 and it was a wonderful, memorable experience for all, contrary to expectations.

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    Laurel says:

    I wanted to learn Spanish so I got a green card and moved to Argentina in 1994. During the World Cup. I thought the entire country was insane, but I did learn Spanish!

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    cleo says:

    I think that this happened in early 1994 (maybe 93) – I used to write my work to do list on the train, on my way to my (not very exciting) job.  One morning, without thinking about it, I instead wrote something like “I don’t want to go to work today.  I want to go to art school.” 

    And amazingly enough, I did.  I didn’t give notice immediately or anything, but I did start grad school studying design in the fall of 94.

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    Jeanne Miro says:

    In 1994 my husband who had been in the Navy during Vietnam was in the Navy Reserves having fun mjeaissions like searching for Russian Subs in the Straits of Gilbralter while my older son was in the Navy on a battleship and my younger son was a cadet at The Citadel.

    That meant in 1994 I spent a lot of time worrying that my husband and son were both safe and my younger son would decide NOT to accept that Navy commision that they were offering him!

    Needless to say it was a stressful time.  My older son finished his duty in the Navy and my husband finally retired.  Best of all the Navy offering my younger son a position on a submarine and since he was on an academic schlorhship he turned it down!  He wanted to be a NFO and hated small enclosed places.  Fortunately he had an academic schlorship and not a schlorhsip from the Navy so he could gracefully say no!

    In 1994 I spent a lot of time worrying that my loved ones were safe.

    Today whenever I listen to the news my heart and prayers go out to all the families and loved ones of those serving in the military everyday.

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    For most of 1994, I was 7 and mostly I was concerned with making my first communion and trying to be a good Catholic girl, which meant not talking back to the mean girls that picked on me all the time.  Yeah, by the time 1995 rolled around I wasn’t interesting in being a “good Catholic” anymore and more concerned with not letting them see me cry and wishing for elementary school to be over, so I can get away from them—ironically enough, the girls in high school were much nicer than the ones in 2nd grade.

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    In 1994 I was in college. Can’t really remember what exactly my goals were then. (Thankfully, not due to excessive alcohol. :)  )

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    Liz Talley says:

    1994 was a big year for me. I graduated from college, got married, move to New Orleans, and started my first teaching job. When I look back, I’m like “Whoa!’ cause that was a lot of change in a short amount of time.

    Writing wasn’t on my radar, although while working part time at a law firm, I read Anne Rice’s book about Witches (can’t recall title) and I started writing the first story I wasn’t required to write for school – just messing around on my lunch break. Then because I was homesick, my brother and I sent each other “romance” stories revolving around my uncle and a lady he always stopped into to visit with at a gas station. My brother dubbed it “A Circle K Kind of Love” and I beleive there was wild sex on the candy aisle and something to do with being rewarded with a snickers candy bar. Silliness that created a kernel inside of me. So, yeah, 1994 was a big year for me.

    Maybe I need a book with a Circle K gas station sex scene…or maybe not :)

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    Tam says:

    I made a list of very precise and wildly ambitious goals in about ‘94, which I’ve still kept in a journal somewhere: firstly, run away to Oxford and get a doctorate in English literature; secondly, produce two children, preferably one at twenty-seven and one at twenty-nine so I’d be done by thirty (at which point I’d be impossibly old from an adolescent perspective); and thirdly, publish my first book by thirty.  I managed two out of three, and those two were a lot harder than I’d predicted at fourteen.

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    Mirandaflynn says:

    I was 30, which my husband and I had set as a decision point on whether to have kids. I ultimately decided against it, but I spent a lot of that year considering it.

    Miranda

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    Sophia says:

    I love this post. I was a single mom and scared shitless. But looking back I was together, focused and I kicked ass!

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    cleo says:

    I remember my college goals – or rather my goals when I graduated college (in 91).  They were quite simple: 1 – move to Chicago, 2 – get a job, and 3 – get my head screwed on straight.  I believe I even wrote them down.  I achieved the first two in a matter of months – #3 turns out to be an ongoing challenge.

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    When I was a little girl I wanted to be a scientist, despite not really knowing what that involved. 18 years later I am in my first year of graduate school studying molecular biology. It’s not exactly what I imagined and I never wear a lab coat, but I love it all the same.

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    SB Sarah says:

    I miss both the Circle K and the Flying J – there could be quite an erotic series involving gas stations, especially if you head out west to the Kum and Go.

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    MaddBookish says:

    I graduated high school that year and was looking at my future like “What the hell am I going to do now?” I had more of an idea of what I did NOT want to do with my life than what I did want. I knew that I never wanted to get married, have kids or be a housewife. I think I had some vague notion of being a starving artists boho lady.

    Now I’m a stay at home mom in the suburbs with three kids. lol Life is weird.

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    X Bettylibertine X says:

    I was 3 so probably not much really LOL. Not sleep and be a maniac?

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    CarrieS says:

    I was in college, about to graduate, scared out of my mind and trying to decide where to go and hat to do.  I planned to save the world, probably be killed in a violent country, and never have kids or get married.  Now I’m a mom in suburbia and I’m looking forward to a long and happy life – but I’m still really into saving the world, albiet in less dramatic and perilous ways.

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    harthad says:

    I was starting school for my library degree, which required me to quit my full-time but dead end job and move to a different state. In the midst of which, my husband got a job in a third state, so we spent a year mostly apart. For about a month after school started I cried every night on the phone, telling him I wanted to come home because I was ruining our marriage. He gently but firmly told me to stay put.

    So, the marriage is now in year 23, I’m in year 15 of being a librarian, we live in a different state entirely, and all is well.

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    Nadia says:

    I was in my fifth year of a job that required a great deal of travel, and ready to change that.  So 1994 was spent mostly trying to find a way off the road – took a year but successfully moved into the next phase of that career (although corporate mergers changed my path a couple times, I was fairly satisfied which what I accomplished before I “retired” to the SAHM gig.)  That was also the year I took a good look at my dating life and did not like the pattern I saw.  The wake-up call came at the right time since along came a guy worth keeping and we’ve been together since.

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    Liz Talley says:

    Kum and Go? Oh, that’s ripe for quick sex on the candy aisle. LOL.

    I wish I could find those funny little short stories my brother and I excanged. There was a part where a mole was nibbled upon that just…well, it almost brings tears to my eyes when I remember.

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    Jimthered says:

    Back in 1994, I had my Master’s degree in English for a year and wanted to be an editor/proofreader/writer.  Unfortunately, I spent most of my time bouncing from temp job to temp job.  While I eventually spent three years at a high-paying ($30K) job filled with editing, proofreading, and writing, that job vanished when the tech bubble burst; and now I work in retail, wondering if my degree will ever be a professional help again…

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    Nita says:

    In 1994 I was in 8th and 9th grade…so I think my goals consisted of “find cool new friends” and “survive freshman year.” Oh, and to watch X-Files every week. Good times.

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    Loni says:

    I was 2 then and just wanted my parents to stop taking me out into the sunshine. They didn’t know I was an albino then, bit of a shock when they found out.
    I also wanted to chew on the furniture, fortunately I grew out of that.

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    StarOpal says:

    In 1994 I would’ve been 10. I wanted to marry Matt Doss, literally, the boy next door (he was super dreamy and would let me ride the handlebars on his bike). Become a spy ala James Bond or a dancer (I was taking tap, jazz, AND ballet at the time).

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