Dreams are Desires….as a facilitator I constantly advise my students to have concrete goals. Of course goals will keep changing from time to time. The most embarrassing question for any child is “ What do you want to become in future?”
When I was a kid, I often spoke about becoming a secretary in a very big Multinational company…..i wanted to swish in good stylish clothes, articulate in immaculate language, earning a hefty pay package and shouldering lot of responsibilities of the organisation!! However all this changed when I came into my final year at college…. I started dreaming about getting married and settling in life!!! “Being a house wife” was my dream then!!! I think God knew that I would be a “misfit” in the Multinational companies…..and…..he had his own plans! I was married at the age of 20.
Life has changed after marriage, we think more about kids than about oneself! I strongly believe that “success is a journey and not a destination” ….the Indian team has won the world cup…it was a great moment to see the winning sixer shot by Dhoni. I have read interviews of Yuvraj Singh and Gautham Gambhir’s mothers!!!!! And of course another article by famous writer Shobha De writing about Dhoni’s mother, I did not find any depth in her write up though!!!
I begin to ask myself “Will my son become a crickter?”
Personally speaking I wanted my son to be called as DR. SIDDHARTH, however he disagrees by saying that he wants to become a cricketer. Slowly….now I have reconciled and decided to give importance for his passion towards this game. This is so because….as a mother I can feel the grin on my face when he explains the rules of the game and the names of the new players. Though the path is tough, I would make the necessary arrangements for him to take up cricket as a profession….now this is my dream as well. Doors are open when we start attracting the positives!!! Now… I am dreaming as though Shobha De is writing about my parenting skills and media is taking interviews as a cricketer Siddharth’s mother!!!