Ambitions of childhood and adulthood

17 Jan

Ambitions of childhood

During dinner tonight, we had a casual conversation and the topic of career aspirations came up. This is how the discussion came about:

Mannu: I am yet to decide what I want to become.
Tammu: But I have decided that I want to be a Sand Art Teacher.
Me: Hmmm. Good
Mannu: I think I will become a shopkeeper.
Abbas: Don’t you remember what Baba wants you to become??
Me: (Shushing and signalling Abbas to convey) Let them nourish their own ambitions.
Tammu: Or else I might become a scientist also.
Me: Okay great!
Mannu: May be I will become a shoe seller. I will have a variety of shoes on my cart.
Me: Wow. That’s a good idea.
Abbas: (Facepalm)
Tammu: But Baba wanted you to be an astronaut na?
Mannu: Errr, mmmm, okay now I know. I want to be a security guard. I will deliver the parcels to all people’s houses.
Tammu: Then you become a postman. Why security guard?
Mannu: Ya right. Postman it is then!
Tammu: Okay, I will be astronaut since you are not interested.
Abbas: Great Tammu. You can certainly be an astronaut. You can go to different planets, space etc..
Mannu: I have finally decided that I want to be a fancy store keeper.
Abbas: Banging his forehead on the wall!!!
Me: You know what I wanted to be when I was young?
Mantam: What? What?
Me: Bus Conductor!!

Ambitions of adulthood

There are a few things that I was not good at when I was small. Dancing and Sports! I was indirectly mocked on many occasions for the lack of these skills. They always haunted me. In some corner of my head, I always had the ambition of winning these demons even when I grew up. This instance helped me win over the Dance demon to a certain extent. But even after that, I have had inhibitions to dance in public. A couple of months ago, there was a DJ party hosted by the employer. Last year I had avoided it. This time, however, I decided to go on a whim. I had my colleague S who is a dancer. So I even went on to the dance floor with her and some other colleagues. Looking at the rest of the folks, I got some confidence. Coz nobody was bothered about the steps. Everybody was dancing for joy. I shed my shyness and began blankly aping S. Boy, did I enjoy myself or what? I can’t express how elated I was to have danced in public.

Next demon to capture was Sports. I badly wanted to run a marathon ever since I read RM’s first Mumbai Marathon post. But I never had the guts to go for it as I was always a bad runner. Thinking of the lack of fitness, I dared not make myself a laughing stock. I feared that I might as well be the last participant huffing, puffing, panting and in the worst case crawling to the finish line. Yesterday I saw someone posted about the Pinkathon that is going to be held in Bangalore. I checked the details and I got myself registered for the 3K (the least distance) run. I dunno how I am going to do, but I sure want to participate. Not for anyone, just for myself.

RM, please share some tips and send some virtual blessings!!

All ya Bangalore bloggers, would any of you like to join me?


Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


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13 responses to “Ambitions of childhood and adulthood

  1. More than words

    January 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    It’s such a liberating feel when we are able to break free from our fears…good luck


    • Seema

      January 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      You summed up my thoughts beautifully in that single line Paramita! 😀 Thank you…


  2. greenboochi

    January 18, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Awww ManTam are so very cute 🙂 Kids and their ambitions, its always so amusing 🙂

    Great Seema 🙂 Wishing you all the very best for the marathon 🙂


    • Seema

      January 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much. Why don’t you join too? The more the merrier… 😛


  3. Maya

    January 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Awesome! All the best, Seema! 🙂


    • Seema

      January 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you Maya 😀


  4. R's Mom

    January 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Arey Pinkathon is super fun yaar..and you get an awesome t shirt as well…even if you practice walking for 15 minutes a day, its more than enough…big hugs to you and so proud of you 🙂


    • Seema

      January 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you RM. It’s all because of you that I got inspired! Seeking blessings from my Marathon guru 😀


  5. Sumana

    January 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Hello Seema, i started using feedly and have missed moving a couple of blogs. I now get to your blog and was more then amazed to have you back on feedly. Hey am running the pinkathon as well. All the best and will try and meet you there. Atleast i have seen you on your blog.


    • Seema

      January 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      You were missed Sumana. Thank God you got me added to feedly!! Good to have you back 🙂

      You are running the pinkathon too? Wow! But how do I recognize you, eh? Tell me tell me


  6. manasaprasad

    October 17, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Loved the conversation with the kids! I badly want to meet them!


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Haha, but they aren’t that innocent anymore 😛



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