Multiple Dreams…

Good evening. From BlogQTV, these are the headlines…yada, yada, blah, blah, blah…Believe

The attraction of young unjaded bright eyes to legendary newscasters beaming their lovely dentition through our black and white television stoked a childish dream and aspiration.

What did it feel like to speak into that microphone and have others listen to the words that came forth?” I was enthralled. I made my ever loving younger brothers my audience with my fabricated microphone of an empty plastic bottle πŸ™‚

Then again, so did so many other things mesmerize me even things that turned out not to be good for me.

In my head, I often became a renowned newscaster, artist, actor, dancer, singer, sportswoman, astronaut, detective (yes I fancied myself a George in famous five, a Nancy Drew and even Sherlock Holmes at some point in time; I wrote a detective story and called myself Sherlocka Homer πŸ˜‰

It was a case of whatever caught the fancy of this impressionable young child which I think was an excellent exercise. “I wonder if my younger siblings think so?”

I was always the nurse who gave the injections and they were my patients ;-), or the cop and they remained the bad guys.

Then came crunch time of university and choosing a course. Theatre Arts was vehemently refused by my parents. Back then in Nigeria, artistes were hungry and viewed as a bunch of charlatans.

Communication Arts was also not highly favoured. There was a need to have a prestigious lawyer in the house, so I tried to become one.

To cut a long story short, lawyer I am not. I have evolved into so many things over time and have learnt as I went along, “that though sometimes, life wants to chose what it wants you to become, you have to take pliers and grip that which you truly want.’

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

In response to NaBloPoMo prompt – Tuesday, November 3

What did you think was the coolest job in the world when you were younger? Do you still feel that way now?


22 thoughts on “Multiple Dreams…

  1. I was just like this growing up too. I wanted to be EVERYTHING! I love this, because it is how all children should think. They should all know that the future is limitless, so dream, dream, dream! Dreams turn into reality if you dream hard enough!

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  2. Sherlocka, I like that!! I was gonna work in office (did that already), in a store (did that too much), drive truck- nope not gonna do that, pilot (nope not that) have my own biz ……….well working on it though I did’t think i would be writing πŸ˜€

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  3. Oh I always wanted to be a singer or an artist or a writer. While I never was able to make a careers of any of these things I have managed to etch out my ME time in the pursuit of them. And so I have become all those things in bits and pieces instead of having to choose just one!!! 😊 it’s been a win win win!

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