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post #31 of 94
Starting from high school.

Plan A was to be a professional football player. Plan B was to be a sports agent. Plan C was to make partner at a large accounting firm. I'm going to implement my Plan D in a few months of quitting my job at my current firm and go to industry.
post #32 of 94
my initial plan was to become a professional athlete and make millions of dollars and houses.
but that went by the wayside as soon as my dad's sperm and my mom's egg attached.

then i decided i want to become a pop star or famous movie actor
but that i had to give up as soon as i was born into a mediocre asian household living in united states

then i decided i want to become an astronaut
but i dropped that as soon as i started thinking straight at around 9 years old.

then i wanted to become a doctor.
but that got decided against after a few years in college

then i wanted to settle for dentistry or pharmacist
but that was nixed after some bad life choices made in my twenties and hanging out with wrong people.

then i wanted to just get a job somewhere.
so now i am in IT
post #33 of 94
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I'm also working on my second million now. I completely gave up on my first!

Sigged.
post #34 of 94
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explain in detail, hooking?

Pornographer.
post #35 of 94
Well, as a child up through about junior year in high school, I wanted to be an oncology research doctor, but I gave up on that because of all the work it would involve (yeah, I know ). Then from junior year in high school until about freshman year in college, I was set on becoming a novelist. Then I realized that I can't write fiction good enough, so I am now on track to becoming a lawyer. I'm still planning on writing though. All I need to do is live an interesting enough life so that I can write creative non-fiction and have it be interesting.
post #36 of 94
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Pornographer.
this is probably a joke, but on a serious note; my childhood best friend's sister turned down a part time scholarship and acceptance to harvard because she didn't have the patience for another 3 years (transfer student) and was managing a porn website ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$) on the side which lead to that lifestyle/crowd which lead to selling them drugs (meaning more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$) which led to Fed's busting down her door, which led to deportation... oh the price of focusing too much on pussy/dick, partying in your 20's, and finding an 'easier' way out..oyy
post #37 of 94
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this is probably a joke, but on a serious note; my childhood best friend's sister turned down a part time scholarship and acceptance to harvard because she didn't have the patience for another 3 years (transfer student) and was managing a porn website ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$) on the side which lead to that lifestyle/crowd which lead to selling them drugs (meaning more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$) which led to Fed's busting down her door, which led to deportation...

oh the price of focusing too much on pussy/dick, partying in your 20's, and finding an 'easier' way out..oyy



Yeah, it was a joke.
post #38 of 94
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Plan A was to play pro basketball which I gave up since I'm 5'8" and have a 2" vertical. Plan B was to be a rock star and though I did tour with a band for a few years we never came close to star status. Currently, I'm a stay at home dad, which I like to call Plan WTF.

Just curious, what was the name of your band?
post #39 of 94
Plan A was to be a chef. Plan B - get a Big 4 accounting job and take it from there Plan C - Military Plan D - Chef. Plan E - Sommelier Right now I'm on plan B and if it falls through I'm 85% sure I'm joining the military.
post #40 of 94
You should totally take the entry somm. exam. I think you meet the requirements. You work on a service staff in a resto right now don't you?
post #41 of 94
I'm on Plan A right now. Except that I don't want Plan A anymore, I want Plan B. But now I can't get Plan B. Where does that leave me?
post #42 of 94
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I'm on Plan A right now. Except that I don't want Plan A anymore, I want Plan B. But now I can't get Plan B.

Something like this. To change to plan B right now would sacrifice 10 years of my working life.
post #43 of 94
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You should totally take the entry somm. exam. I think you meet the requirements. You work on a service staff in a resto right now don't you?

Yea, I'm currently a manager. The problem is I don't know any reputable somm. schools. Many of them seem like McSommelier schools.
post #44 of 94
According to the Court of Master Sommeliers, you can just do all your own studying on your own by reading books they recommend, then sign up for a two day intensive instructional course in wine, winemaking, wine service, wine tasting, and general alcohol knowledge, and at the end of the course you can take your introductor exam. After that, they offer classes to help you pass the higher-level certifications. I was looking into it b/c it's something I want to do as well. I just don't know if working in a kitchen really would count as the experience they require.


Edit: Just saw this. $495, their introductory course is in NYC at the end of January. http://www.mastersommeliers.org/page...pplication.jsp
post #45 of 94
I never really had a plan. I've always wanted to design things, but I'm not terribly good at it. I have these great concepts in my mind and I just can't find the right way to express them. I'm almost out of college with a Communication Studies degree and a minor in Business Communication. I'm thinking of working for a year or two to save up some money and then going to a grad school for business. Not sure if it's worth it. Otherwise, I'd just like to help start up some businesses or get my foot in the fashion industry somehow. I have no idea how realistic any of this is, I'm just going to keep doing what I love and make as many connections as possible and hope I can get my foot in the door somewhere and work it out from there.
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