#AtoZChallenge : Planet of dreams


Do you remember that I told you earlier about my childhood dreams? As a child I was always asked to dream big and reach for the stars. But as time passed by, I grew up and my childhood dreams were written off being too childish.


While cleaning some of my stuff today, I found a book with “Alana” scrawled over it. It wasn’t just another book, it was my diary- my first diary. Did I tell you that I always liked to write? I scribbled a lot of things as a little girl and hence was born this diary which was my secret. No one knew about my diary. I wrote about my day, my dreams and how I felt. Looking at it now, I was again reminded of my childhood dreams.


Dear Diary,
I think when I become a big girl, I want to see the world. My mom told me that the world is very big and that there are many things to see in the world. She told me that in other parts of the world I can see many new things. I am so excited. I just want to grow up and see the world.


Dear Diary,
The sky looks really beautiful. I see the twinkling stars and the moon. The moon keeps moving along with me when Daddy and I go for a ride in his scooter. May someday I want to go to the sky and say hi to the moon and the stars. I must become an Astro something. That is what Dad told me.


Dear Diary,
I went to school today. I think I like English class. My teacher told me that my English is good. She even gave me a chocolate for scoring the highest marks in the test. I will learn more English and I will always score well in English. I like chocolates also.


Dear Diary,
I am going to turn 10 next week. I am so happy. Mummy even asked me what gift I want for my birthday. I said I want a book and a chocolate. I like reading books especially the ones that have a lot of stories. Those stories take me to different places. I will make my own library someday and I will have a lot of books in it.


Dear Diary,
I am so happy today. My poem is published in the Children’s supplement of a daily newspaper. Mummy is very happy and even my teachers at school were happy and they made me read out my poem during the morning assembly. I am happy. I think I want to become a writer when I grow up. I’ll write a lot of books and then a lot of people will read what I write.


A wave of nostalgia swept over me as I read these entries. I had so many of dreams but how many of them had I achieved? Those dreams weren’t childish at all. As a little girl I was waiting to grow up to achieve my dreams. But now I’m a 20 something. How much longer should I wait to achieve my dreams? Haven’t I grown up enough to make them reality?


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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.
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17 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Planet of dreams”

  1. Rajlakshmi says:

    So many dreams curbed down in the name of growing up and making a livelihood. I wanted to a be an ‘astro something’ too. But my biggest dream was to be a truck driver travelling in different parts of the world.

  2. WritefullyYours says:

    The best we all can do now is to maintain such a diary in every decade of life and keep re-evaluating self! 🙂
    Sweet post !

  3. Modern Gypsy says:

    This brought up so many memories! We have so many dreams that just get lost along the way. Some new ones come along, some stop mattering, and some wait patiently – or not so patiently – for us to remember and act on them.

  4. Aww, your Alana is so like me. We all had these big dreams that we put on the backburner when life took over… Guess it’s never too late though 😀

  5. I loved those diary entries dear, so innocent and lovelyA straight from the heart post ❤

  6. Reminded me of my own little personal diary entries…

  7. Tina Basu says:

    I have plenty such diary entries I wanted to become a car racer!

  8. Neha says:

    I remember wanting to be an astronaut or aastrophysist after watching a comet! I was thrilled that I could have a comet named after me if I discovered one 😛

  9. Pheww..My childhood dream where i wanted to be a doctor,teacher and a dancer…I used to tell my parents every time that i wanted to do all three.. Yes i did become a dancer but finally went into studies

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  10. deepagandhi says:

    It reminded me of my diaries and my school days when I used to write all this. Truly a dream world and a world full of many dreams for the future.

  11. Kala Ravi says:

    Whimsical dreams! I do wish I had kept a diary of my younger years after reading this. Rereading them can give you a perspective of what you wanted and what you have achieved. Keep it coming Reems!

  12. I have my diaries too and when I go back and read them I always feel what has happened to that girl today. Growing up is a curse at times 🙁

    But then again, you can always bring out the hidden child in you once in a while 🙂

  13. vinodinii says:

    I used to write at the back of my school notebooks. Reading them now is amusing. Your post reminded me of my own notebook entries. 🙂

  14. It is never too late to pursue your dreams. Are they attainable? Do you still want them? What steps do you need to take to achieve them? Can those steps be broken down into smaller steps? Into something you can do this month?
    Never give up. Never think it is too late.

  15. Pikakshi says:

    Well for starters, you already are writing and publishing, even if these are blogposts. Who knows which writeup would be your break through!! (or maybe you did have one already, I dont know). Walking ahead and stay positive and keep working.
    Our dreams and aspirations are what define us!!

    Take a look at this book review of 2016’s bestseller Psycho Thriller.

    Readers of the Night

  16. swathishenoy says:

    I had so many dreams as a kid too. Reading your post made me realise I haven’t achieved many of them either. Life changes so much, no? I can identify with Alana a lot. I feel like it is my story that is being told.

  17. This brought my childhood memories – I had so many wishes many fulfilled some still on the way!

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