Do you remember some of the great TV shows you watched as a child?
Recently, I got into a detailed discussion with some of my co-workers about which show was better–Love Boat or Fantasy Island? I voted for Fantasy Island. I just loved it when Mr. Roarke and Tattoo made somebody’s ultimate wish come true. I was eight or nine years old when the show premiered. I had no idea of the logistics behind actually giving someone a new lifestyle and identity for a couple of days. All I knew was that it was COOL!
When one of my co-workers asked me what my fantasy was, I told her I had two fantasies. One was to be Wonder Woman. The other was to marry Michael Jackson. What a pair we would have made.
And she said, “No silly, not back then. If you could go to Fantasy Island right now, what would your fantasy be?”
I was stumped. Isn’t it crazy how as a child I could come up with a fantasy off the top of my head? Yet, as an adult, I had to seriously think about what I wanted and who it would affect? After some deep thought, I decided my fantasy really hasn’t changed. Well, I can’t marry Michael Jackson for obvious reasons, and I don’t think he could have handled me anyway. I’m too loud and outspoken! But I still want to be Wonder Woman–figuratively speaking. I want to be able to do it all. Have a fabulous career, a romance that stands the test of time, a passport full of stamps from traveling the world, a massive kitchen with two stoves for cooking (Oh, and the skills to cook on them), and a life filled with great memories.
I know, you may be thinking that sounds so corny. But if I told you I wanted to be a dramatic actress in a Broadway play with people giving me a standing ovation every night, then would you think?
Now, it’s your turn: If you could be on Fantasy Island right now, what would your fantasy be?