When we were young, lot of times we would have come across this question from different people – “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the answer to this and the vulnerability of the answer depends on the person answering it……

Apparently, there are lot many people whom we might have heard of, who had a definitive objective set for themselves, right from their childhood. They move ahead in the path towards their goal and succeed in pursuing the career of their choice. Great people!!!! aren’t they???

But apparently (….again), there are a large mass of people (…. I assume) whose dreams and ambitions keep undergoing metamorphosis quite often (….just like mine :P). Their goals keep changing depending on their time-to-time interests….

While pondering on what all goals and ambitions (….if u want to call it that way ;)), I had from childhood till present day, I thought of penning them down, so that when I have my next goal set, I really don’t need to count them all again, to get to the exact number of the goal, i am currently setting for myself…. ๐Ÿ˜›

So here is a synopsis of what all I wanted to be –

Teacher – The vaguest or the earliest memory goes back to those days when I was around 5 or 6 years. I used to love playing teacher-teacher, where I was the teacher (…. I used to ensure that always) and my 2 friends were the students. If they are not around, then the pillows in my bedroom were (…. my friends had the choice to back-off from the game, but the poor pillows didn’t). I remember having a ruler in my hand and beating the notorious pillows ๐Ÿ˜‰ (….couldn’t do the same thing to my friends :() But yes, I used to teach my friends and the pillows the lessons which I learnt in the school by promptly writing all I know on the blackboard.


Doctor – Not able to date this exactly, but I remember getting used syringes (….without needles off-course),ย  don’t remember how I used to get them. I used to fill it with water and inject the so called medicine into the bark of the mango tree in front of my house ๐Ÿ˜› I even used to medicate my dolls in turn saving their lives…. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Film actress ๐Ÿ˜› – Not able to date this as well, but, Yes, this was also one of my dreams. Those days, I was very fond of Hindi movies and was never missing any of them on TV, in spite of having a single channel and movies being telecast late night. Every time, I used to watch the movie, I used to imagine myself in the role and was enjoying it very much till one day, when I took a chance and informed my mom about it…. and not to say “That was the end of it all”


Miss World / Miss Universe – This was at the time, when Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai made India proud by winning the Miss Universe and Miss World title respectively. I still remember those days, when I stayed awake till around 2 in the night, just to watch them win the glory for India and that day was the beginning of a new dream….. but with time, somehow this dream withered out and I was yet again in search of a new dream…..



Astronaut – It was during my 10th Std, that this dream was born. This was my most favorite dream of all…. I wanted to reach the universe, design a spacecraft which travels more than 100000 times the speed of light, a non-stoppable, non-destructable space machine. I wanted to explore the world outside, talk to imaginary species in the other world, win Nobel prize etc… etc…. Guess somewhere in my mind, I still have this dream alive…. but when, how, will I fulfill this dream, only time can tell…..

These are only, believe me, only some of the ocean of dreams I had….. But in spite of all these dreams, what I became!!!!!