Sunday, December 16, 2007

De-cayed wants!


Mad's from "One true thing" had tagged me..to list out 10 things that i'd want to do in the next decade of my life..., Tough job for me..., I have never planned a minute ahead of today :)...there were so many that I hadn't realised until I started listing them out...but at least it brought back those dreams, and refreshed them...and now I want to achieve all of them....and here they go...


1. To climb the Mt Everest. Before my knees start knocking, and the ears can't hear - the 'whoosh' of the mountain wind , I want to climb the peak. I have put it off at each phase of my life , for various reasons, some silly some real....but I don't want anything to stop me...I want to go all the way to the top and just touch it....

2. Jump up in the air! Legs thrown out with aggression...Well!!! Images have always blended with dreams and dreams were built in my heart. And thats what I want to do...learn Kalaripayattu'- the ancient martial art



3. 'A girl so calming to the mind!' It sounds like an ad, but this is not the reason! I want to adopt a girl- a little baby girl. If anyone out there thinks it is natural for me to want this, cos' I have two boys as my own, let me tell you-- Its a dream and a want so strong, I had made up my mind, that if i'd had had 2 girls then another girl it'll be....For me it is the need to bring home the little bundle and make her mine. Its not easy for me ;cos the family have to give wholehearted support and love. I pray that they'll get convinced soon :)

4 .A round, smooth surface. Turn heads , 'cos I had the guts to just do it. Yes!! I want to go Bald ( a clean nut!! ) for a season, or at least a day







5. Diving in the Great Barrier Reef, watch the sun set from all the 5 oceans... ( i've managed only Indian ocean so far! ), go on an Arctic expedition, visit all the wonders of the world ( ancient and modern) and a trek from Manali to Leh...., a hike down the Grand Canyon, yep! these are some things that I want to do, in the next 10 years of my life...




6. I grew up listening to the chants of the' Venkatesha Suprabhatam' every morning..Though i've heard it millions f times, I can never recite it all by myself...I want to learn the entire lines and recite it myself...and not trouble MS Subbulakshmi...

7. I want to go up in space! Yes! I know, lots of others would like to do that. But I want to go, not as a touristy thing, but very much , part of the crew (NASA!!! can u hear???? ) I can hear the sniggers and the smirks, but I want to ignore that and wish that I do go up there...

8. A swim across to the 'Vivekananda Memorial' from the shores of Kanyakumari. Ever since I heard my father regaling us with his experiences of the swims while he was younger, I've been wanting to do it...(I did try swimming in the deep dark, inky smooth waters of the indian ocean, a few kilometres away from the shore , nothing in sight, just plain blue green water...and it was exhilerating!!! It does give you a high...but I want to still cross over to that majestic rock in the middle of the sea.

9. I want to live in a different city for a while. Living here and growing roots, gets to me. I don't want to settle down there, but maybe just for a couple of years in a different country or city or anywhere....

10. Friends give me Power! I don't want my circle of friends to break or disintegrate . I want that we are always together. I have a warm circle, some live so far away from me, that I hardly get to see them. But I don't want to lose that bond, that has tied us for all these years.





So this is it!! Too many far-reaching and high energy wants, but i'll try and achieve them ** looks up at the sky**" Are you listening?? It is said that "If you want something really hard, the world conspires to give it to you" So are you all listening...??
I'd love to tag others along, just so that we get to know what they would have thought of doing in the next decade of their lives....and here goes
Thinking aloud (from aalochane)
J (on the rocks!)
PS(Just a mother of two)
Ziah(a slice of lime!)
Bikerdude(bengaloorubanter)

19 comments:

Tys on Ice said...

iam truly impressed...and hope to high heavens that u do all 10 in the next 10 years...start with the kanyakumari swim...its closer to our home in kerala, where u can get ur head shaved for 5 bucks... :)

just do it girl!

Madhumita. said...

Hey prats ... wow! Your page lay-out is very refreshing ... as was your list. I read it while taking a break at work and it was a great escape.

The girl in the picture is beautiful. Even if adoption doesn't work out there will be another way for you to make a child yours.

And Mt. Everest? Really? You upto the training it takes? I'll be really interested in your progress on this one.

I hope all your dreams come true.

J said...

Bald.. and martial arts.. that's quite a lethal combo ;)

Hmm.. this tag, i'm gonna go all out and step on the crazy side. hehehehehe!!! Just you wait...

Multisubj Yb TruthSeeker said...

Good photos and presentation.

Prats said...

@tys Thank you so much...and yeah, I really need to conspire...or else ... :( And are u sure only 5 rs...Actually not a bad idea..

@madhu Thank you thank you....Mmmmm I know that adopting a girl is not the only way....but I really wish I could...but until then, it shall be sponsor way...
and Mt Everest...i'm upto the training mentally yes!! but like the saying goes "after 30, just when we get our brains together, the body starts falling apart!! ) I hope mine doesn't give up...but at least i'll try...

@J Gee, isn't it?? Actually now it gets all the more exciting...and you must get out your crazy combos....

@multisubj...hey what happened to the comment?
Iactually was speaking of my dad's experiences...he had actually done the swim across...so if the dad can, y can't the daughter...thanks for dropping by...i'd like to read that article of yours...give out the link ...no probs

Rambler said...

Adoption, I wish you all the best, one of the greatest things we can do.. We need more people thinking on these lines

Thinking aloud said...

whew!!!...going bald will happen at the rate the hair falls these days... so that's high on the possibility list...

i've been moving so much i don't know how it is to stay n one place...;)

the suprabhatam..if i were to learn it my MIL is sure going to be happy..i'm the only one among her four bahus who lipsyncs...

The ocean idea...i like...should i send some from here in a bottle..you can use it in ur bath tub and truthfully say you swam ;)

a daughter...sigh...wouldn't that be wonderful...hope that materialises...

as for the rest...i wish you do get them all..i really wish you do :)

who cares if it is far reaching...no body can take your dreams away from you...go get it girl!!!

and ure right...this is a lovely tag...sure i'll do it...

Vinesh said...

you have some pretty high standards for yourself - not saying those ten things are impossible in the next ten years, but do you have an action plan or a deadline/timeline for these?

good luck - i wish you achieve all these.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Arumai,Arumai,Arumai..Like,10 commandments..go on and get it done..tough ones but u can do it
TC
CU

Prats said...

@rambler thank you and now I want the prayers of all of you to help me achieve it :)

@TA IN fact the possibility of me going bald is far higher than any other things here...but still we hope...and the idea of the tub bath...lol, great idea...but what about the rock ma'm...thank you for that holler....will try harder now to get it...

@vinesh...Looks like a huge Mt everest itself...but plans are there...its just the setting of deadlines, thats delaying the process....but yeah sure hope i'll get it..thanks for that luck sent my way

Ps said...

Wow--ambitiuos--but very different--and thought provoking.
And you tagged me and didnt tell me!! I just came to know!
I shall be doing this tag soon.

Preethi said...

Impressive list... and I know what you mean about 3.. I am fighting the same battle.. but dont know if I will ever win it!!
My are you ambitious!!

Prats said...

@ps I know, sometimes I tend to go over board with the ambitions....but don't lose anything by planning isn't it??? And I did leave a warning on your latest post....wonder what happened??

@preethi You are too?? wow!! hope you win...and me too...this list will at least move my butt.... :)

Ziah said...

Hey! I LOVE the plan... now all you need is find a babysitter and then go do it!! :) I like the bald idea... lol. And I think you should definitely definitely have a daughter!!! :)

Now I'm gonna crack my head for 10 things for decade next..:)

P.S If you're feeling x-tra generous, pls adopt me also no!! I'm sooooo much in need of some mommying!! Too much responsibility ya..:) Lol

Prats said...

@Ziah First job on the list...baby sitter...

Yep, I will....hook or crook...I will heheheh
and you are welcome into my abode anytime babes...no need of askinggs...me's shall take care...
*hugs*

Joy said...

See ya either at the top of Mt Everest or at the basin of Colarado River down the Grand Canyon.

Enjoy and go for your dreams!

Prats said...

@joy great.....Mt Everest here we come
Thank you

UL said...

Ah...very interesting this is, glad to know you a little bit better..

I am still mulling over going bald, wow!That sure takes guts...good luck.


UL

Swati said...

Prats.. you are a person full of beauty within.. I sincerely hope that adoption works out for you. Girls are indeed precious..