Back in primary school when the teachers asked what we wanted to become when we grew up, my hand shot up and I’d confidently say I wanted to be an astronomer much so an astronaut. Space the vast expanse that contains galaxies and other objects amazes me. I’ve always been drawn to anything that has to do with space.
Well I’m all grown up now and none of that has ever come to pass. I think growing up is a trap, anyway I digress. To date I’m still curious to find out about what goes on in space. You’ll always find me staring at the moon and writing dozens of poems about it. I’ve gotten to a point that I can’t share them anymore, because I’m always finding different ways to write the same old poem.
Enough of that. Since I know I have the smallest chance of ever becoming an astronomer I’ve formulated a plan. First I have been watching any videos I can find about space on YouTube. I’ve managed to learn a lot and come to the conclusion that people are amazing. I mean just look at Elon Musk and what he has and is doing. I’ve also been harassing my brain by reading tones of books about astronomy. My poor mind doesn’t seem to grasp the jargon that is in those books and videos but I still march on like a soldier only miles away from the safe zone.
Second, I plan to buy a telescope. I’ve never really had the opportunity to use one and this makes me sad. And if you have I’m sure it’s an awesome experience. It would be a dream come true to peer through a telescope at night counting stars until I black out.
The third item on my plan is to one day visit any of those giant telescopes or maybe NASA. I’m saying maybe because I know the possibility of this happening is one in a trillion. But dreams come true so I’m very optimistic. If by chance I ever get to NASA I’m sure I’d turn back at the gate. I’m not sure I’d handle the emotions that would be welling up in me.
So anyway that’s my plan. Not many people are aware of my obsession with space and those who do think I’m a tad weird. I never really talk about this with people, it has always been my dirty little secret. Today though I get to share it with you on this cold moonless night.
I hope to get a telescope soon, if by chance you have one that you aren’t using I hope you wouldn’t mind me borrowing it. Also any help that can lead to me getting one will be highly appreciated. For the spiritual ones your prayers will be of help as well.
If you have reached this part of this post I just want to say thank you and that I love you. It means a lot to me. I might not get to accomplish most of what I plan to do but at least I got to share the journey and the plan with you. Thank you. Next time you see the moon or some bright stars think about me. Thanks again.

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