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Dream on

4:15 pm - Enjoying a nice cup of tea and wondering how exactly to frame this post, when my Mom calls up.
She tells me that her friend just commented on her photo "you are looking younger and younger each day like my favorite hero Anil Kapoor."

So I was befuddled for a few minutes before I burst out laughing. Mom is in utter shock wondering why she is being compared to a hairy man.  This now gets me to my post today for the letter D. Dreams
Maybe it's my Mom's dream to be beautiful and all manly like Anil Kapoor. Right Mom? Or maybe she wants to be Anil Kapoor so she can have a wonderful daughter like Sonam since I am not good enough. (Sorry Mom, I know exactly what to say to annoy you, that too on a public forum)

Today after I wrapped up my daily chores and finally sat to have my cup of tea, I went into my zone and started to ponder over my dreams. When K entered my life all I wanted was to marry him. No barrier seemed big or small. All I knew was that I will marry him. That was a tiny dream I had three years ago. I remember my Dil (Dad-in-law), the first time we met, sitting me down and interviewing me. His first question to me was "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "You don't know how to make curd!" and "You will need to cook well since K loves to eat!".
I remember happily accepting and learning everything to achieve my tiny dream. We are happily married today and I now live to annoy him.

Now that I have him and life is set, I get new dreams everyday. I was never a travel person, now all I want to do is travel. I have a dream of having two dogs. I have a dream of owning a tiny art studio with a beautiful view. I have a dream of getting published in the paper/magazine. I have a dream of being an inspiration to people. Sometimes I get the craziest dream of leaving everything and taking a year long sabbatical to travel, write and blog in peace. Away from the chaos of life.

It got me thinking today that even though we fulfill our dreams one by one, the list still keeps increasing. Even if I get all of the above I wonder "will I then be completely satisfied?"
Will that be it for me? Or no. Maybe I will have more dreams, big and small to start fulfilling again. It is funny that life keeps changing. There are so many phases and you never feel that you have everything you want. You dream of more. You surpass the phase of dreaming about careers, love and home. You then strive for more. You then dream for a change. So dream on.

That's what I do. 

And I will keep fulfilling all of them one by one and hopefully one fine day I will say "That's it, I lived the life of my dreams."

Here's the D doodle. Inspired from Dexter, my favorite cartoon.


  1. I love your doodles!
    That apart, I had to drop by cos I had the same D for dreams as my post today - jinx at that :D

    1. haha! thank you. Loved your write up. Especially the panic about your meetings. :) Looking forward for E.

  2. Completely agree - dreams never end! But that's the fun of living.. to keep having dreams and goals and taking little steps each day to make them come true (sounds magical, and I'm almost getting goosebumps <3). I like that you've merged your two challenges in one post :D Good thinking there... I loved Dexter as well!!!

    1. Thank you! :) Loved ur commute post :P Looking forward for ur E

  3. My favorite line in this piece is, "happily married today and now I live to annoy him". Good for you. I love it! And I love your doodle. You are very talk

    Paula from
    Smidgen, Snippets, & Bits

  4. My favorite line in this piece is, "happily married today and now I live to annoy him". Good for you. I love it! And I love your doodle. You are very talk

    Paula from
    Smidgen, Snippets, & Bits


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