Saturday, September 17, 2005

Unrealized Dreams

When I was a kid I wished I’d become so many things when I grow up. At an early age I wished I’d become a nurse. I enjoyed playing with my medical bag toy. Lots of relatives, friends, and neighbors were injected by baby Flam. I don’t want to tell you where, you should know that since I am too shy to say it.

As the years went by, I developed other wishes like becoming an astronaut. The sad thing is that I am now none of what I wished to be.

So did you have dreams? What was your dream occupation when you were a kid? Are you now what you wanted to be?


Salted-Caramel said...

I remember the first thing I wanted to be was a Mom. I loved my dolls more than my barbies, and it was fun playing mommy. Then I wanted to be a Teacher at my nursery. I told my dad to buy the nursery school I went to. He said: "inshalah". Then I wanted to be a Nurse, because I loved my elementary school nurse. Then a Lawyer.

Every semester in high school I wanted to be something else. Genetic scientist. Architect. Interior designer. Nutritionist. Can't remember the rest, but Nutritionist was the last. My last month in 12th grade, I decided on something that was totally unexpected. Something I've always told myself "NO" to. Today, I have no regrets. Tomorrow? No regrets I hope.

Ra-1 said...

I wanted to be a fire woman (ma6afee) :p then when I got older I decided to be a vet! (more realistic lol),u know I love animals :)

but I am a software developer now

Equalizer said...

I always wanted to become a scientist. I have always dreamed on investing the ultimate anti-gravity machine. My room was a living lab, filled with wires, glass beakers, acids, gold coins (yeah I experiemented with those shshshs) heavy duty batteries and mail order items. I was a teenager reading popular science and popular mechanic LOL

Then I wanted to become an archeaologist, the Arabian version of Indiana Jones haha. Everything from Atlantis to the Mayan temples caught my attention, and made me read about it. I even had plotted the star constellation over the pyramids at the age of 13 and theorized that a hidden chamber should exist in Khufu. I actually worked on proving this theory will archeoastronomists at college, but to no avail.I ended up editing a book regarding the alignment of mecca to the stars, which is incorrect.

Then I moved to architecture, which to this day is one of my favorite interests. Now it includes interior and graphic design. None of which I took as a proffession, but practice them anyways.

Then I wanted to be a chef, and undertook all sorts of experimentation with cooking styles and cuisines. It had cost me majorly at the beggining hehe.

Now I manage to incorporate architecture, interior design, graphic design, and cookery in my job along with financial management. Yeah my major was FInance. :)

FYI: 90% of graduates find themselves working a job other than their major intended. Any engineers working in a bank? :p

3baid said...

I wanted to be a magician. AHAHAHAHAAAA!! *disappears* :|

A3sab said...

When I was young I wanted to be a teacher, then in high school a biologist. In college I wanted to work in PR, but since the PR business is limited in kuwait I moved to a similar field within the communication sector.

Spontaneousnessity said...

when I was a kid I wanted to be a doctor, then I developed fear of blood, you can't make a good doctor if you pass out everytime you see blood now can you, then I did have a second dream, am not telling now cause am half way there, if it does happen am sure you guys will know.

Papillona ® said...

I wanted to be an air-hostess. When I told mom she was like "WHAT!" her face expressions were a bit scary and NOW I understand why.

Temetwir said...

me and a friend wanted to be pilots, i graduated before i was 17 so i was denied, he stayed for a yr more kemal 17 and now he's a pilot - if he did it, its like i did it too so it turned out alright

before that when i was a kid i wanted to be a race car driver, lama hafoni kaf o realized ena its not what i thought it was i settled for the sports cars business

sure, i need more growing up to do heh but now im exactly what i want to be :)

Salted-Caramel said...

Oh yeah, I wanted to be a biologist too.

NuNu™ said...

when I was a kid I wanted to be a model, but now since I passed "mar7alat al nomu" the teenage, I can't get any taller!! 6ooli wigaf le 158cm, waini o wain el 6ool?!! Yeah right like my height would help me be a model =/

Broke said...

The only dream that I was really serious abt is being

an interpreter .. and specially for the Amir

Unfortunately , things went upside down cause I wasn't patient enough to be what I want .

Judy Abbott said...

all i remember i wanted papers and colored pen and red car with a husband :P then i wanted to be is a detective then i wanted to be a dentist then a vetinarian then an artist and here i am today working on science. :) with a red car.

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samboose said...

Well I first wanted to be a vet. I loved animals then I moved on to wanting to be a pediatrician. Then I thought well I'd probably cry everytime a sick kid came in so I decided biologist. By the time I reached highschool I figured out what exactly I wanted. I wanted to study Marine Biology and do my masters in environmetal science.

Need I say didn't do any of the above. Ended up getting my degree in CIS, and getting my MBA. Hating my day job. SUCKS to be a programmer, I need interaction!!!

Now if I ever get a chance to go back to school I'd want to go to culinary school and become a Chef.

Ra-1 said...

Samboose ...
both of us wanted to be vets and ended up being programmers LOL :)

so u got MBA?

samboose said...

ra-1 How weird!!!! Yeah got my MBA, made good use of it tooo NOT!!!

Flamingoliya said...

Very interesting comments. I really enjoyed reading them all.

a mom? how cute :)

fire woman? LOL :P

It's amazing how you switched from different fields through out your life. you are multi-talented mashallah and it's good that you're making use of them all.
maybe you should tell us more about your theories about Khufu and mecca, that would be interesting :)
"working a job other than their major intended" TELL me about it! I'm the perfect example.


Well at least you ended up with a similar field :)

can you believe that I know a doc who fears blood?
good luck :)

hehe that was one of my dreams too.

LOL funny how wild our dreams can be.
Good to know your EXACTLY what you want to be :)

Flamingoliya said...

hehehehe try playing basket ball :P

hmmmm I think we need to talk about this privately :)

red car with a husband? LOL
3oqbal el husband since you already got the red car ;)
my husband came with a horse.. I have none now :P

Oh :( I can understand cos I hate my job too. I tried both jobs with interaction and facing the screen. It gets lonely facing the screen but I prefer it more cos you wouldn't know what different kinds of people you end up dealing with.
why not consider being a chef since you like it. wouldn't taking training courses do?

Blossom said...

Intersting ...Ok There are a lot of stuff , I want/ed to be a Opthomologist, Plastic Surgoen, interpreter , Linguist, karate instructor ,nutritionist, interior designer * Gosh I really love this field *

Now What I really want to do is to have my own bakery/coffe shop...and I'm gonna do all the baking which I do enjoy

Equalizer said...

#1 My theory on Khufu Pyramid: It is known that the pyramids were built following star constellations. Most archeological sites had a relation to the heavens. According to the star formation I say which apeared exactly above the pyramid on July 10, 1992 there was a star that does not resemble the angles nor the tombs found in the pyramid. It is a third star indicating a room which appears at the very top. It is in exactly the same position of the eye in the pyramid on the note of the US dollar. A masonic symbol, derived from the ancient world. As of today, no one has discovered such a room. the Egyptians represented Osiris, their chief deity, by the symbol of an open eye, and placed this hieroglyphic of him in all their temples.I beleive this room is dedicated to Osiris. Then again its just a theory.

As for my editing of the book, it was claiming that Mecca was in perfect alignment to God, which we know it is not true, so I had to give the right info and its begginings with Ibrahim (PBUH).

Flamingoliya said...

Plastic Surgoen! interesting
you and samboose and equalizer should get together!

I didn't know pyramids were built according to stars! interesting! I think you should speak out your theory!!

Mecca IS in alighnment with God. the qibla is "emtidad for 3arsh el ra7man" besides being the center of the world. I will look for a source to show you.

Equalizer said...

Flamy: I think my theory should be spoken out by a proper Egyptologist.

As for Mecca, I have never heard of such thing, and if there is such thing, I'd rather base that on a verse from Alquraan. When I say alignment, I mean directly in that position. Scientifically incorrect, since the earth revolves and has no specific fixed position in the sky.

Temetwir said...

why didnt it work? a member of family is what ud call the right hand of faisal el7aji and he's always telling me to reconsider his offers

he's like "work with us first, and we'll help u work ur way through" .. he didnt make any promises, but he did hint that it would be easy to be sponsored for higher studies too

thing is though, im not that interested .. but im sure that if u put ur mind to it tousleen

latensain theres not much of q8is out there :)

Flamingoliya said...

Equalizer: I am sure I read this. just let me check where!!

Spontaneousnessity said...

Salty where's your space?

Jewaira said...

I think I always envied those people who knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grown up and go for it at college and in their jobs.
I wanted to do so many things and ended up in very different positions.
It just goes to show you that life is full of exciting turns. You never know where you will end up next :)

dishevelled said...

I wanted to be an artist and an architect. I'm not doing any of them simple because I was always scared I'm not creative or not good enough. I still think that, but I'm slowly picking up art as a hobby.

But as a child I also went thru the phases of wanting to be a teacher, an astronaut...
and well sometimes I still have thoughts of becoming a nanny ( i love kids :P), and a rockstar! LOL!

samboose said...

Falmy, I'd love to do just that but it's not that easy. When you get used to a steady income just leaping out on a limb is a little hasty.

I'm slowly trying to go towards that direction. Slow and steady is better than fast and hasty.

Misguided said...

Dear Flam,

I wanted to be Zorro!.
Unfortunetly I still don't have a horse... otherwise the costume is easy to come by.


Peach said...

well, first I wanted to be a boy! Then I wanted to be an Architect!

Now I just wana live in peace!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to be a doctor. Until I realised that I have a phobia from needles.

I still don't know what I want to do. I'm still experimenting :)

Sloth said...

i've wanted to be
1- nursery teacher (i bored my dolls with my philosophies)
2- Pilot till dad convinced me otherwise
3- finally a doctor.. few years and i'll be there :)

Anonymous said...


im an interior architect working as a photolab assistant
I tried art psychotherapy, 3D illustration, Textile design

I donno what ill end up doing in the end hehehe

Equalizer said...

catch-22: That is really interesting, you really need to settle though hehe.

Anonymous said...

i know.. 24 khalas ma 3ad illa khair :\

reincarnated said...

Oh my! I came across your blog by coincidence through other blogs! oh my the amount of things i wanted to be! allow me to contribute :)

-singer/dancer (i formed a girl's band when i was 6 and we used to practice in my garage)
-school teacher
-hotel receptionist!
-police woman!
-news reporter
-social worker
-PHOTOGRAPHER - ultimate dream still think ill make it one day
-business woman
-My final ambition is opening a drama school in Saudi PRAY FOR ME ON THAT ONE!

im majoring in information systems with business mang. and it SUCKS!

Brava Valentia said...

lol @ peach
i wanned to be a lawyer but thats so not my character !

machiatto83 said...

heheh, I wanted to be evrything, kilyoom ray, from a policewoman!:P to a soccer player to an architect to a surgeon to a field in genetics, bussines u name it i wanted to be it. I still don't know what i want to do unfortunatly o lail7een mako gharar, what i am studying right now is not wat i want to do in the future:/

Hope said...

I always always wanted to be a tv broadcaster..and Im still working on it!

Ms.Baker said...

I still want to be a baker. I still wouldn't mind having a job where all I do is bake all day long and watch people buy and eat what I baked. That would make me very, very, happy.


Ms. Milk said...

My first memory of this topic takes me back to wanting to be a khedama, then an air-hostess, after that a psychiatrist, then an architect, and now....I'm on vacation after graduating from college (not as a psychiatrist or an architect) and don't know what I'm going to do next!!

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