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7 Things Everyone Wants To Do As A Kid, But Never Does

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

Everything we had on our bucket lists at seven.

Climb Mt. Everest

This was always a goal for me until middle school when I realized there was no way I was ever going to climb Mt. Everest if I was winded after walking two flights of steps to the science wing. Although it would be a super cool flex to say you climbed the world's tallest moutain, I'm not sure the experience would be very fun. It's cold, hard to breathe, and there's no Wifi.

Walk On The Moon

I think most people still believe that walking on the moon would be a pretty rad experience, but the years of training and sacrifice it takes to get there might not be worth it. Plus, after they showed us the tape of the Challenger launch... people were way less enthused about the idea of flying in a rocket ship.

Play Sports Professionally

It seems as if every boy growing up wants to be in the NFL and every girl wants to be a professional gymnast or something. Not going to lie, these jobs still sound fun, but the reality is most of us just don't have what it takes. However, there are lots of jobs available in the sports entertainment industry that don't involve actually playing sports.

Take A Trip In A Submarine

After watching Ms. Frizzle take her class on a submarine excursion, in The Magic Schoolbus: Takes A Dive, I was obsessed with the idea of exploring the depths of the ocean in a submarine. I think it would still be an incredible experience.

Become President

Everyone at some point in their life has at least had a passing thought about being president. I wish that more people would hold on to this dream later in life because I think we can all agree that the U.S. could use some better candidates.

Be In A Movie

Being in a movie sounds super glamourous. As a kid, I think everyone would have taken the chance to play a small role in Harry Potter or Star Wars if they had the opportunity. If this is still a dream you have as an adult look into becoming an extra for a film that is shooting in your town.

Fly-In A Hot Air Balloon

Hot air balloons are the most whimsical things on this planet, besides cotton candy of course. Unless you had a fear of heights as I child, you probably dreamt of taking a ride in one of these. The good news is you can easily do this if you still want to. Hot air balloon rides are offered all around the country. All you have to do is grab a few friends, set a date and time, and remember to bring your camera.


What kinds of things did you dream about doing as a kid? Have you done any of the crazy things on this list? Tell us all about it in the comments.

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