My Wishlist #1: My Dream Career.

” Twenty years from now you would be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones that you did do”

~ Mark Twain

When I was Young and people asked me what I wanted to become when I grew up, I would say Engineer, Doctor,or Teacher. Perhaps those were the professions I was aware of, way back then. Recently I happened to read a friend’s Blog on her “Dream Career” and she had listed about ten of them and justified why she preferred that as a career. So that got me thinking, and here is my list

Engineer.

Yes. This dream has become a reality and I’m enjoying every bit of it. When I was young, I was fascinated by computers. They just seemed like magic. They made my drawings easier and I just loved the concept of the keyboard. My dad introduced me to computer games when I was in 3rdand I made up my mind that in future I would choose a career where I would have to work with Computers. Now almost every one works with PC, Still It’s nice to know that what I write, forms the backbone for what runs on the screens for rest of those who use the system.

Banker

I was born in a family where 99 percent of the members worked in a Bank. It all started with Grandpa, Who worked with the Reserve Bank for about 40 years.  So I was naturally inclined to choosing this, and follow the steps of my Grandpa . I thought that it would feel great and important to handle so much of cash, on a daily basis. The new notes and the shinning coins which Grandpa used to have in his bag, gave me another reason.

Teacher

When I was at school, I looked at many teachers and decided that if I were to become a teacher, I would never behave the way they did. I looked at a few other teachers and decided that, if I were to ever become a teacher, I would be exactly the way they were. Almost 90 percent of us would have dreamed to become a teacher, mainly because we have a fairly good idea of what it is all about. So that was in a corner of my mind, to become a teacher (for kindergarten or up to the 5th grade), and mould the lives of young minds, and to be the kind of teacher which I wanted, when I was a student.

Advocate

This is primarily due to an overdose of reading books which involved criminal cases being framed against innocent people and how the lawyer manoeuvres the case in a planned, systematic and meticulous manner, challenging the wits of the mastermind criminals and bringing justice to those who deserve it. The one advantage I have in this aspect is, the ability to talk my way out from trouble, or the ability to talk with full confidence about something which I am totally ignorant of, and yet make an impression of being thoroughly knowledgeable in that topic/field.( This has actually worked!, Many a time)I know it is not as easy as it seems, but come on, is there anything which is easy for the first attempt?

News Reader

Thanks to my loud and clear voice, I always volunteered at school and college to read out lines from the chapters. I was a favourite for my English Teachers throughout school(and I studied in 3 different schools), so I used to be picked for reading out passages to the class. I guess that is what inspired me. One of my English teachers even suggested it for me. That sounded very interesting, and I’m still trying my hands with news reading. These days even for News Readers, the TV Channels are asking for a Degree in Journalism. Sigh. But I’ll never stop trying.

Marketing /Sales

Yes. I’m totally aware that they are different terms, marketing and Sales. This choice is because of Dad. Dad is into Sales and All through my life, I’ve listened to him speak about setting Targets and achieving them and even surpassing them, competing with yourself to perform even better. Marketing is something I’ve come across so many times and being a Blogger, I am slightly aware of what is to be expected. Well, I’m not able to articulate my reason well. Still, this is something I would want to learn and implement, that is, if someone gave me the chance to.

Writer

Well Finally. I’ve been telling people in my Blog that I was not serious about writing, till about a year back. Thanks to Blogging, I found out that I was capable of writing, in a manner that was considered pleasing to read. I used to write whenever I felt like, but then after College when I had so much time to spare, Indi blogger sent me a mail about some contest and I wanted to give a serious shot to writing more and writing better. Indi blogger did the trick for me. Now it’s been over 5 years since I started writing, I can see the way my writing has evolved and I earnestly hope that One fine day, I would make it big.

Event Manager

I get along well with people. Irrespective of who the person Is, I would be able to strike a conversation and talk with people whom I meet casually. Thanks to my English Ma’am, who gave me my first chance, which I took up as a challenge, I have compered for most of the functions in the four years I was at college. It is easy to determine what the audience expect for different situations. I think I can handle it well. Thanks to my Lead, I’m the HR Coordinator for my team of 40 at work. So I would get another chance to really know if I can pull it off.

This is my Wishlist, and I seriously would want to give them all a try and I wouldn’t just want to take it with me to the grave, as An Unfulfilled Wishlist.

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40 thoughts on “My Wishlist #1: My Dream Career.

  1. How come Doctor/Nurse and Astronaut aren't on the list? Most kids want to be one of those things when they are growing up.

    I have gone through these phases as well where I wanted to be something but they kept changing with time. I stuck to Mechanical Engineer in my 10th and fortunately enough that's what I am today.

    Good one 🙂

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  2. Can you believe I was contemplating to write a post like this a few days back, Ashwini? Anyway, You stole the thunder:) Lovely writing about all the career you had chosen! Mine ranged from a lift operator, painter, writer to a man in uniform:)

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  3. the act of verbalizing your dream career wishlist itself is a step forward. and your writing is definitely an obvious strength. wish you all the best, ashwini, as you go about fulfilling your dreams.

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  4. Nice one! Event management, yes would love to do that.

    Hey do link your friend's blog as well. Would love to read that verison as well.

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  5. I think, destiny plays abig role. I too wanted to become an engineer, but left cience stream after school and ended up doing Masters in English ; Served in a bank for several years and later joined govt. service. Now my career is coming to an end as a small time bureaucrat. My daughter, a qualified Compuetr science Engineer, stepped into my shoes, and is serving in a Bank.

    So, why regret !

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  6. Very optimistic way of ending..i thought u wud say – i am confused, cant decide. Or u wud say- i didnt become any of these.

    Loved the way i u have brought out the positivity in this.

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  7. Talk about banking jobs..everyone in the family has that job – yes! And engineering too! All my brothers went on to do masters in Amrica..and never returned back! Ah event management! I love that too! Forgot to mention in my list…

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  8. Well I will say go for it .. all the best .. Take one job and then a few others can be worked upon simultaneously too as part time .. the reader and writer can be done on the side 🙂 although bank , adviocate will take a lot of time 🙂

    but loved the list although I am not a fan of advocates …

    and teachers I salute I started my career as a sales rep, then became a teacher befor i came to UK 🙂
    Bikram's

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  9. I dont know. Somehow I did not see myself being a doctor even when I was young. An Astronaut, well I prefer staying at home, with access to movies, Food and Ice cream, so that was never on my list.
    Yes, All of us would have dreamed of choosing various paths in many stages of life and finally stick to one, and only a lucky bunch get to realize that 🙂

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  10. Oh Really Sir? Anyway, this was not my original idea. I read about it from a friend's blog and I thought, why not write my list as well. Please go ahead and write your list Sir, eagerly awaiting to read.
    And, Lift operator? Ha ha 😉

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  11. Yes Sir. I might have crossed one step, and many steps remain to be crossed, but yes, the steps have been initiated, So I'm just hoping and praying and waiting 🙂
    Thank you So much 🙂

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  12. Thank you so much Bikram 🙂
    It might seem like an eccentric list, but deep down I would want to try everything atleast once, before giving up.
    Wow. You have a great profile, Wonderful 🙂

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  13. Ash, seriously, what is that you left? You have all the high sounding careers in your list. Thank God or Thank Indi, you are a writer and a good one. You know, I always wanted to work for the Intelligence Agencies. And I feel you could be a good lawyer. 🙂

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  14. I am just surprised! I wrote a post on the similar lines which concluded with the Mark Twain quote! But, it's still in my drafts section.

    BTW, I love your wishlist. Especially the News-reader one. But am I more of a “print” journalism lover, rather than Television journalism. And a suggestion if I can make: Many institutes offer PG Diploma in TV Journalism, and the duration is just a year. All you have to do is crack the entrance test. You could probably try it, Ash 🙂 One of my friends also wants to be a news-reader. Probably, you both could join hands and go about this 🙂

    As far as “writer” is considered, you are already there. Your blog is one of the best ones I've come across. Keep blogging and one day (Which is not far off), you might write a story worthy to be published! Good luck! 🙂

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  15. Nice write up.. There are a few dreams here which even I share. The event management, the writer and although engineer was never the dream it somehow happened. There is a list of the things yet to do and which keeps on piling, I guess the only way is to move forward and unlock each one of them and check out what they have to tell us 🙂 . And above all the Mark Twain quote, just brilliant and it always keeps the thoughts on in the right direction 🙂

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  16. hhhmmmm…..”HAZAAR KHWAAHISHEIN AISI KI HAR KHWAAHISH PE DUM NIKLE”…..:)

    an interesting wishlist…just keep us updated as and when you achieve one by one from these…..all the best…:))

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  17. Like you, when someone asked me when I was young what I wanted to be when I grow up, I would always say, Engineer and I am one now. But during Engineering I realized my heart lies elsewhere so I am in pursuit of achieving that dream, that's the only thing on my mind now. 🙂

    I loved reading your list, I have come to admire you for your writing skills so I would say Writer should have been on top of the list. I also think you can make a good lawyer as Saru said considering the fact that you defend CSK so vehemently on your status messages. 😀

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  18. Same here Akshay 🙂 now my mind is on something else.
    Writing has come somewhere down the list because it came up just recently. And lawyer, I wish so 🙂

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  19. A very nice list. 🙂 And you seem to be pretty good (or capable of being pretty good) at most of them as well. 🙂 So yeah.. you should give them a shot when time comes. All the very best for it. 🙂

    And I really liked your reasons for each profession. Very well written as usual. 🙂

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  20. Thank you Raj 🙂
    I do want to try every thing, at least to an extent. And yes, I reasoned it would be silly to just state the choice of career, so I felt it would be better if I justified why I wanted to take that particular path!

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