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I BE Tagged…

Another tag by X and Extiinct… Honestly people, you’re making me spill way too much here… I’m gonna scare everybody off… But here goes:
At 5 years
A precocious, talkative whirwind with bruises and band-aids covering nearly every inch of skin especially the arms and the legs and being just like my cool, motor bike driving cousin was the ultimate ambition.
At 10 years
Aspirations to be a boxer were dashed as I was forcibly lifted off the senior I was pummelling in the muddy play ground at school telling my principal to let me at him!
At 14 years
Discovered the freedom of driving… Can never be thankful enough to cousins who put me in the driving seat literally and their lives in hands of the Keeper.
At 16 years
Despite the glasses and the permanent appendage of a book, could still see the day I would fly a fighter jet off a Harrier… (Correction: that would be fly a fighter jet or a harrier or maybe a harrier off an aircraft carrier… the hangup had to do with aircraft carriers and fighter planes… thank you dear X… you be a dah-ling :))
At 18 years
Sweating over Mathematics, and breezing through economics and wondering if there was a career in being a hermit.
At 22 years
My dreams were of Scrooge McDuck’s vault and swimming in money. I was warped which is why a career in chartered accountancy actually seemed thrilling.
At 24 years
An accountancy qualification and an MBA in hand, and I am bored. The offices suck, the people drone and life was routine. Text and practicalities don’t come together and I feel the itch to know why. And suddenly, with friends hearing wedding bells and changing diapers, books seemed so much simpler to understand.
Today At 28,
Am still learning. Am doing what I wanted to and enjoying it. I realize the importance of being passionate about what you wish to do and thankful that academics does it for me; keeping me challenged; and allowing me to learn and the world is still my oyester.
I begin to have some feelings of sympathy for In2deep who has henceforth been tagged to reveal his Be as demonstrated here.

Blogword No. 31: Imagine

My friends sometimes call me a coward;

They say I daydream to escape from the real world.
I don’t agree… Maybe I just see things differently!
It takes courage to visualize color in the stark black, white and grey of our lives;
To seek new possibilities, new dreams, hopes and strengths…
and reaffirm a newfound joy in all things old and celebrate innocence reborn!
All this comes to me,
I believe,
Only as long as I have the strength and passion to imagine it.

January 2007