“What do you want to be when you grow up?” – children get asked this question by every adult they meet. As children grow and learn more about the world, their possible answers become endless. Each day, they learn about new kinds of people doing new and exciting things. Children begin to dream big.
In 1993, my father brought my brother and me to America so that we could answer this question any way we wanted to. I was emboldened by my family and my new surroundings to follow my passions, and that led me to where I am today. There is nothing more inspiring than a child’s imagination leading him down the path he always dreamt of traveling.
This year for Halloween, I asked thirty nine children what they wanted to be when they grew up, and these photos capture those answers. I encourage all of you to continue to dream big throughout your lives, be brave and never let anything stand in the way of your accomplishments. And, I hope that whatever you choose to be in the future, you have a smile on your face.
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