dreams do come true


I was a wide-glowing-eyed dreamy girl. I wanted to save the world, help people, be a good Samaritan.

My first dream was to run an orphanage. The cartoon I was reading had a great impact on me. For a while after that, when someone asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I immediately answered, “Doctor.” I had watched a TV program that showed the borderless doctors in foreign lands. When I started the junior high, I wanted to be a teacher. A teacher for children with special needs, just like the teacher whom I knew. Being a cartoonist and a writer came next.IMG_0415

As I grew up, I became aware of the reality and the requirements to obtain any of those dreams. When I realized that my family couldn’t support me going to college, I ended up doing what I saw fit. I dumped all that and got an office job at the local company.

Three decades, several jobs, and a few places later, I am in the jungle with two dogs that my husband brought. I have taught them to obey, have taken care of my husband when he was sick, and have posted some stuff that I scribbled.

I’d say that I am pretty close to what I envisioned.



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Futures Past.”
“As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?”


18 Comments Add yours

  1. keli471 says:

    It is all in the perspective isn’t it…a friend gave me a saying I put up on my wall…”you don’t have to put an age limit on your dreams” -Dara Torres

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    1. nelkumi says:

      I agree!!! 😊


  2. lifelessons says:

    I’m curious about what jungle! Also, I love the watercolor. Is it your work? The flexibility that came with having no direction meant I was open to try different experiences.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      That is true. I can say that the sky’s the limit. And, yes, I painted that one.


      1. lifelessons says:

        Hope to see more of your artwork in the future as well as your writing, Nelkumi.

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      2. nelkumi says:

        Thank you!


  3. ❤ You are beautiful.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Well, thank you.

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  4. If you are happy, well done!! We are all created for specific purposes and it seems you have found yours. Excellent writing too!

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  5. bymarion says:

    I love your painting 🙂

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  6. OnChi says:

    Oh how lovely your artwork is. You’ve become the cartoonist and writer!

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  7. Mr Tookles says:

    Do you write/draw books? This one reminds me a bit of a book I used to own about princess kaguya. The art work was in a somewhat similar style. I’d look at it for hours straight. I could do the same with your work. It’s really good!

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  8. Mr Tookles says:

    Oopsie I just read the post (just busy watching) you are a cartoonist! That makes you my hero! 🙂

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Not as good as you. But, thank you. 😊

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      1. Mr Tookles says:

        nooh I still got lots to learn.. lots! but thanks. 🙂 Much love from Holland 🙂

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