The lovely Scarlet wanted to know who or what we wanted to be when we grew up. And that made me smile, because I remember who and what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wanted to be a ninja. No joke. I was five years old at the time, and I honestly thought that being a ninja was a legitimate and genuine career. We watched a lot of ninja and martial arts flicks and cartoons back then. And I still enjoy watching them.
I love watching a good action packed, thrilling martial arts flick that was made in Asia, complete with subtitles and slightly out of sync English dubbing. Somehow the movie seems more authentic with the slightly off English dubbing.
I also wanted to be a space cowboy and adventurer, fighting monsters, thwarting evil villains, and finding treasure. We also watched a lot of SciFi and Fantasy flicks and cartoons. I still love SciFi and Fantasy entertainment to this day. I'm a nerd and geek, and I'm proud of it.
As I got older, I wanted to be a dancer--the break dancing, beat boy, pop-and-lock kind of dancer. I was eight years old. And all those dance flicks and music videos made me think that I could make a living dancing and battling other dance crews on the street corners, in industrial buildings, and inside warehouses. And I held on to that dream all the way through high school. I was actually part of a dance crew. And we were pretty good!
Dreams are easier when you're a kid. Imagination and inspiration are limitless. Life is exciting and fun and so mysterious. And if we're lucky, blessed with good friends and loved ones, life is still full of wonders. And I still dream about being a ninja, a space cowboy and adventurer, and I still like to dance.