Thursday, March 30, 2006

My Dream...

What are your dreams? What do you wanna do? ..

Minita asked me this question while responding to my comment on her blog....and for some reason it took me awhile to really answer that question....

The shocker to me was that in the past few years I have been so caught up doing things and the kind of work that is no where close to my dream.....(simply coz am qualified for it!!)...that I don't even know what my dreams are?...What do I actually want to do in life?

Dunno if I still have hit the nail on the head....maybe this is it...maybe its just a phase...but I know that today if I close my eyes for a while and consider an Ideal world ...then my perfect state of being....would be as a traveler!

Not a tourist...a traveler....exploring the world....not the Paris, NY's but the little towns, forests, cities that offer the real taste flavour of life.....seeing EVERY part of the world....everything there is to see....its an endless world.....full of endless roads, streams, galleys, riverbanks, forests and above all people....to be able to capture as much of the world there is....Every place has its own story, own flavour, own lesson, own experience and own memory to offer....and I want to assimilate it all!

I know its a fantasy today--maybe some day I'll have the courage to give it all up and just take off...not knowing where I am gonna go....and yet knowing that the road I walk on will take me to the place I want would love to be in....

Have started traveling a bit but most of the travel has really been more as a tourist....but well atleast there is a first step....there's hope!:-)....

So..What are your dreams? What do you wanna do? ..

34 Comments:

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Princess said...

"a traveler....exploring the world...."

My dreams also are the same. Cheers.My dreams will definetly come true.

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger Sudarshan said...

Great to find a person who is interested in travel..I'm in total agreement with your dreams :-)Travel rocks..and venturing off the beaten track is even better!! Hope your dreams come true :-)

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Contented said...

Beautiful post about your dreams. Happy to know you share similar dream as few others whom I know including mine...:)To let you know I got few different dreams.I am working on now to make true few of them.

Coming to traveling at the moment it may look like it will remain as a dream, but I love to travel and spend time in Africa sometime in my future.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Mr. Maverick said...

:)... hope you really get to travel wherever you want to!

My dreams.... read my post ;-)

Arun

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Mr. J said...

Travelling. Step off the flight, take the cab, do the work, take the cab, step into the flight. Get ready for work the next day.

That's travel, definitely not my dream though.

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Arz000n said...

Alright...now that its out..I dont wanna lie to anyone...

I WANNA BE A WRESTLER and JOIN WWE.

Here I go..its out now..say whateva you want, but thts me..I wanna be a WWE Superstar and for past coupla months I've been seriously working towards it...am carrying lappy..walk down to office..eat lotsa chicken..its just that I neeed to get good biceps...will take some time though ;)

Wish me luck for ma dreams to come true!!

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

very nice post Ekta...got me thinking...dreaming...of dreams I really love...

**simply coz am qualified for it

so true...looks like Im doing the same :(

ur dream r beautiful and my wish for u is that u reach em somehow some day...

one of my dreams is that there r more real people ard...beautiful hearts instead of selfish egoistic ones...

And I also want to travel ard just like u...to see MOST of the world w.o. looking at the Calendar...w.o. a care abt anything else...w.o. having to rush...life is much more that what we r experiencing right now!

Keshi.

 
At 8:03 AM, Blogger White Forest said...

hmm after reading this post i remembered the book "Monk Who sold his Ferrari" :)

nice dream :D
I hope ya reach there :)

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Sugababee said...

I'm so with you on the traveling.
I'm such a travel freak and can't wait till im finished school to juss go out and explore... already got some plans lined up... oOo can't wait.. hehe

Hope things work out for you too.

The thing with "realistic" dreams like this is if you really want it; YOU gotta make it happen.

;)

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger Nasir said...

Nice post.

Wishing to be friends...

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Khushi said...

:)
dreamsssssssssssss.......
aha.....
shoot at the stars, if you miss, you'll land up with stars :)

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

aiz:- Am glad I have company there and love ur positive attitude about it!..All the best!

Sudarshan:-aha..another one..am sooo hooked onto the discovery travel and living channel..some of the stuff they show just makes me wanna pack my bag and leave!

Contended:-Aha!...thx and uv said it...am soo waiting to get to S africa..and of course kenya and explore the wild life there...!!

Mr Maverick:- I did read ur post and couldnt stop laughing!...and well with the wishes of so many of u...well I do hope so too!:-)

Me:-awww!..u seem to be a jet-setter!..well thats not my idea of traveling too though!..

Arzoon!:-U gotta be kidding me..heheh I can just about imagine u like a sumo wrestler...though I know ur more the WWF types...I used to watch WWF at one point of time..now I woudnt even see few sec of it!

But I do hope u are able to fight the shit outta all the others wrestlers soon, though I have a feeling uv get them on the floor rolling with laughter just with ur humor!;-)

Keshi:- girlll....thx soo much..bear huggss for u!...and hey thats such a wonderful dream--do hope it comes true someday...for the good of ALL of us!...and hey I seriously hope u get to do loads of travel..then we can exchange notes!..wat say!

White forest:- aha..if only I could get anywhere close to what the book says!..:-)..and thx for the wishes...hope so too!

Sugababee:- Hey see..now u have something to look forward to!..and yes...I know its actually a realistic dream...even if I am not able to be a fulltime traveler am trying to do as much as I can...taking baby steps towards getting there!

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger rebel_on_loose said...

Hey...no wonder so many ppl can identify with this dream of urs.
I've always thought Ian Wright has the best job in the world...hosting Lonely Planet on Discovery...wud love 2 b in his shoes.
Personally my dream is to go on a around-the-world bike ride....sumthing of the sort of "The Motorcycle Diaries".

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger uttara said...

hey ekta ...
tahnx for dropping by .. i was a bit busy n tied up so havnt been able to drop by ...

u too from chmbr ..where???

get girl ... n u too HR ...same pinch ..

~` uttara pinches ekta :p

all the best to achieve ur dreamz ..:)

uttara

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger Yashita said...

hey!!hehhehe...me too!!

I want to travel d whole world!!!& I will one day!!!

hope ur dream comes true too:) bol:)

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

//"....and I want to assimilate it all!"

gr8888! So you are in love with life, eh ?
I like that, I love that outlook!

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Roy said...

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger sky said...

you know travel seems to be the no. 1 dream for most people in our generation. i hope we all can do it. somedays i hate work being so prohibitive in taking time off and such - i just wish i could up and leave. my dream is to take one whole year off work and just travel the whole year - like a nomad. all over the world in 365 days.
good luck on your dreams.

 
At 12:54 AM, Blogger Pri said...

i think ive stopped dreamin...:(

 
At 1:44 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

wow ekta..whenever u decide to do tht plzz take me along...i wud love to tht.......btw i was at wildlife park for a few days..something like u described......was beautiful....have some pics of tht on my post..take a look

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger anirudh said...

we never know where is life gonna take us...same is with dreams...well..howz dis one for dreams..?

bilakhti hua hasi hasta hua wo kahe..lut raha hun main roz yahan
aae lutere zara soch koi murda maut ki neend main soye kitne khwab roz dekhega..?

 
At 6:52 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

yep lets hope so :)

Keshi.

 
At 7:12 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Rebel:-Aha!..'Motorcyle diaries'...u know thats every travelers dream!! And I love the discovery channel...in fact one of my fav chanels is Discovery Travel and Living--it is such a dream job!Imagine getting paid to travel!..and hey know what...know someone whos actually done this...taken a year to travel the whole of india on a bike!..Guess some people have the courage and the will to make their dreams come true!

Uttara:- Hey chill..No issues...and yes me too from Chembur..did HR from TISS!
Same pinch to u too;-)

Yashita:- Thx babe and ditto!

Ashish:- Oh yes!..Am a very much-'in love with life person' and thats why any disturbance in my current life disturbs me a lot!

Roy:- *Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens*

Woah...dunno at this stage if I quite understand the concept of looking inside--but its sounds interesting...but am not sure am ready to reach there yet!--Guess these things happen to everyone when their ready for it..when u start looking within rather than seeking from outside--and thats when u really see the true meaning of life--hope to be able to achieve this someday--an awakening!..

Thx for dropping by and for the wonderful thought uv left behind!

Minita:-Well I guess somewhere why most people relate to this dream is coz everyone is feeling so caught up in our lives now and not able to get out of our routine that this is our way of feeling and living our freedom and feeling liberated--like we are finally living our life!

Pri:-Hey, NOBODY EVER stops dreaming--there is always a dream that u cherish..maybe right now ur forcing urself to not think about it coz u choose not to...but its always there, its a matter of u realising it!

Jackal:- Hey wow!Jackal!..Thx ...am so glad have already got one person willing to be a part of the journey(hope it happens!)...ur on the list!....
and hey thx--will defi have a look! And u worked in a wildlife park!??..WOW!..that sounds cool...what kinda job were u doing?...Must have been so exciting!

Anirudh:- Hey wow!...didnt know We have a poet admist us!..Is this an original one?
But why so low and negative!
and hey of course we dont know where life is going to take us...and so are dreams..but then thats the whole fun of it..and thats why life is such a mystery!
If we knew why would we dream about it!:-)

Keshi:-fingers crossed!:-)

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger lil _kath said...

...umm yeah what my dream is?sometimes i dunno too,i'm happily married with my lovable hubby and lil cute rina with me but still sometimes i'm feelin' alone, maybe because i'm livin' in a foreign country like you.
...i grew up in a big family(we're 8 girls)and im the eldest of all so i don't really know the feeling of being alone in my life coz i'm always with them.
..but this is my life now,i have to cope up with this, thanx that i found my place now, at least.
..yep blogging means a lot to me now,i met here true people and true friends so i shall say.."Life is really beautiful"
..hey Ekta thanx for droppin' by on my blog,another good indian i met^_^(you know i love the country and the people so much)have lots of indian friends( almost half of my list) hehe :)..
..hope to see you around.
..have a blessed week!

cheers,
-kathy-

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Blu3 said...

Hahha.. my dream?? I have many many dreams... One of my dream is to be a CEO of a bog and famous company but... thats hard coz there's glass ceiling. Another dream is to get marry before I am 26 and to have a one happy family full with love. Wakakka... a long way to go.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger My Ramblings... said...

Exploring the world... wow nice.
Like you I would love to travel... see different things, experience it...I dont like being in one place for too long. Been travelling since I was a kid...2 yrs here...3 months there...pack and move on...guess that where the need and love for travelling comes from.

And would also like to open my own designer store...maybe one day I will.

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger Neha said...

I wish I knew.. what i really want in life. I have short term goals.. but long term dreams. as of now to just be happy :) very happy.. in life.. and do the kind of things that i enjoy doing, take each day as it coems, take new challenges.. and live life!

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

Its true...that sometimes we get so much involved in day to day life that we forget our own mission n dreams...its always good to have a recheck on them...:)
One thing I was glad to see that you were busy this time :) as compared to what I had read b4..2ndly the thought of ur dreams...yes mine is too to travel the world...and know about it , the people, the civilization...history...all about it...and you know what...I have made a start...and I see you too have..which is good as at least there is a start...n no end...:)
I wish you good luck in fulfilling them - an amazing post
cheers

 
At 7:15 AM, Blogger Casablanca said...

Oh, you echo my thoughts! I love being a traveler, and not a tourist. And HK is a good place to start, if I may say so. Dont just do the touristy 1-day return things to Macau and China. Explore. Especially Macau... I loved it. Just walking through the streets, stepping in and out of quaint cafes, just feeling the life. Its great!

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Nasir:- Thx! and sure...thats what blogging is all about-making new friends!

Khushi:-Wow!...never looked at it that way!...and hey being admist stars cant be that bad..eh?

Kath:- I know what you mean!..I feel so lonely here at times--coz its always just me and Hubby and sometimes even with him ard I feel lonely coz I yearn for my friends and family back home!:-( Hope to see you around on the blog more often!

blu3:- Awww...marry and have a happy family..that's such a cute one!..Think every girl has that dream!..and CEO of a company!..hey thats achievable..you just need to slog your butt off and kill every aspect of social life...doesn't sound too difficult..eh;-)

My ramblings:- Hey wow!..U seem to have had quite a nomadic life I can see...and all the best for your designer store--I do hope its comes up soon so we can get great clothes for cheap from you!:-)

Neha:-* take each day as it comes*--aah that's the matra for happiness..isnt it...instead of dreaming and wanting..guess we should learn to take and live each day as it comes!

Dawn:-Hey well, glad to see another blogger with similar dreams as mine--nice to know am not the only crazy dreamer! and I do hope and wish your able to fulfill your dreams sooon!Thx for the lovely words!

Casa:- hey girl, yes I agree..and have been to Macau though was for a day and we did our own thing! and the bets way to explore HK is to do the various amazing treks that the place can offer--have done two so far! Unfortunately health right now doesn't permit to do more immediately but hopefully should be back in action soon!

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Patient Portnoy said...

I have a couple, but they're slipping (sad, enigmatic smile)

 
At 12:12 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

thnx for taking me on..but make sure u dont forget.....
ekta i don't not work there..it was just a fun trip......

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger Viewer said...

Very similar to u I wanna backpack around the world and see place not only the place were tourist frequest but to see the beauty in the interiors of the country... I guess thats wht u wanna do too . maybe someday we can backpack together hehehe

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Patient:- Slipping!!..so soon..naah...hold on to them..give them a chance!

Jackal:- Sure thing..ur on!...oohho sorry I dunno why i thot u were working there...silly me!:-)

Viewer:- Absolutely--well I already have a team of two people!So the more the merrier!

 

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