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What's Your Childhood Dream

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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What's Your Childhood Dream

What’s a childhood dream of yours that you’ve want to have fulfilled?

I have three—an astronaut, a singer-songwriter, and a deejay.

I think I’ve fulfilled them all.

Well, sort of 😉

Sweet dreams are made of this

The year was 1984.

At the Grammy Awards, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics performed their US Billboard No. 1 song, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).

That was also the year I wrote in an essay about my ambition—to be an astronaut.

Later on, that dream would change into wanting to become a singer-songwriter. I would go on to write a couple of songs, include two for my then-girlfriend, now-wife.

After my voice started to crack, that dream would evolve into becoming a deejay. In college, my friend and I would pretend to host our own weekly countdown show.

Some dreams are worth fighting for

Well, I did not become an astronaut, a singer, nor a deejay.

But here’s what I have become:

  • Explorer: Not the Indiana Jones type. But as someone who enjoys taking the road less travelled—both figuratively and literally. This trait has led me to embark on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur, to become a strategist, and also a traveler.
  • Creator: I have always love and enjoy creating. I would go on to create courses, consulting programs, and videos.
  • Broadcaster: In part to fulfill that childhood dream of being a deejay, I’d go on to host more than 170 episodes of the Melvyn Live Show.

Who am I to disagree

So you think you might not have fulfilled your childhood dreams.

Think again!

Dig deeper and you might be surprised that your dreams are already fulfilled.

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.