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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

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    Give Up

    I have had to give up dreams due to my neck, back, 1 shoulder and 1 ankle.I have changed my dreams to simpler things like going an hour or two without pain.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    Dead Ends

    Some dreams are just dead ends and childish and they should be let go and forgotten.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    So Unexpected...

    I have to give up piano. The shock and anguish that comes with having a dream taken away is so much more painful than I ever thought it could be. I never thought this could happen. I think the hardest thing is that dreams are personal. You dream is your own. No one else feels...
    DitzyDoo DitzyDoo 18-21 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    Top 10 Dream Jobs I've Given Up On

    10. **** star 9. Politician 8. Outlaw 7. Astronaut 6. Rock star 5. Nobel Laureate 4. Cowboy 3. Cult leader (with harem of mind-controlled slaves) 2. Supreme Ruler of Earth 1. Superhero
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    Starting a While Back

    When I was younger, I had dreams of traveling to far away lands to meet with lots of different people.  Another dream was to fly into space so that I could experience weightlessness and see the earth from there.  I dreamed of becoming a great healer.  I dreamed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2008

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    Top 10 Measures Of Success I Have Stopped Working Towards

    1.) Saving the world 2.) Starting a revolution 3.) Writing a book of any kind 4.) Being liked by everyone 5.) Being liked by more than a small handful of people 6.) Having an interesting and popular blog 7.) Finding true, everlasting love 8.) Producing an impressive body of...
    maxandacigarette maxandacigarette 26-30, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Not For Me...

    I have dreams and I still am dumb enough to hold out and fight for them. Dreams do come true to me, and I will make them. If I didn't at least I could keep my pride knowing I never gave up on them.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2008

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    My # 1 Dream

    I had a dream for the longest time which didn't happen.  It didn't happen for a reason and as we say, there's a reason for everything.  Something is more important to me now and if I cannot get it back, I won't follow with my dream. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    Maybe That Was the Point All Along...

    I have been browsing through the experiences that members of these groups have shared, and it has inspired some thought on my part... which I can assure you is uncommon, so well done =) I guess I'm engaging in a bit of self-evaluation at the moment - moreso than usual, anyway...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2008

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    Not Dreams,exactly

    Just things I liked to do.Not necessarily my very favorites,but still,things I enjoyed. I gave up on drawing-some how,I just didn't have the energy anymore, I was kind of depressed,and I was getting a little discouraged,so I just quit.Basically I said to myself;"what's the...
    PantherShadow PantherShadow 13-15, F Oct 5, 2009

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    Then Again...

    I was once told that I needed to distinguish between "Desires" - "Dreams" and "Fantasies".     At the time it confused me.  Now  I think I understand....note I said think....it was a way of getting me to understand what...
    peanutbrittle peanutbrittle 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2008

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    Lets Face It....

    chances are im never going be a 3 day event rider. i dont, and probably never will, have the money for the horses and all the other crap. thats not to say i threw it away completely, i still show, and do 1* event courses. you just wont be seeing me at Badminton or Burghley. I...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Retirement

    At 62, somehow I managed to make my dreams, not sure how I did it, followed a lot of things which I did not like, I did things that made me feel uncomfortable, but I completed goals, ignored the desires for better conditions in hopes that what I was doing would work out better...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    It Just Happens

    you wake up and realize you`ve lost them.it makes me sad at times,but i move on.i have learned that i have done so much more than i thought i could that i don`t mind losing a couple of my dreams.i can still dream of more.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 30, 2009

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    The Dreams I Have Gin Up On So Far:

    the first was to be a police officer. i wanted to make a difference in the ****** up world i saw. i wanted to protect the innocent and punish the criminals. i saw the world in black and white then, i truly did. it was my first real dream to be anything and it was what i...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Illusions of Grandeur

    When I was young, I had all sorts of dreams.  I would go to college, graduate and find a fab job (doing who knows what).  I would rake in a bunch of money and build my dream house.  Then I would meet the perfect man and we would fall madly in love, travel the world...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Of Course...

    maybe they weren't dreams at all.  I guess they were more like 'fantasies'. Altho, some dreams I have 'seen' for myself...... sometimes feel like they are nothing more than illusions. Its hard many times, to actually find ways to work on your dreams. Life gets in the way...
    SweetHoney SweetHoney 46-50 1 Response Jun 3, 2008

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    I have given up on trying to do what I think should be . For all who know me you will know me better now , I have no reason to do anything for myself . I am as a stick floating in...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Twice in the recent past, as my relationship with my male BFF has continued to develop, I have had disturbing dreams about him. Both of the dreams were similar in that my BFF's...
    lc1967 lc1967 46-50, F Nov 28

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    "I have hurt someone I really really care about and right now am feeling lowest of the low right now, I don't think I can even go any lower in terms of what I have said and done to...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I have met some ****** in my time. But you are a ****** cactus!!..
    loverman115 loverman115 22-25, M Dec 16

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    Now that I quit my pain meds I'm back to hearing my earworms and my dreams are again vivid. I just couldn't take the nausea from the pain meds. I even felt like I was trying to...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I see my home. I see the man I have married, I see our son and our daughter...... I see Odin walking slowly at the edge of the sea.. I feel the words of advice given me by Frigg...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    My dreams are always in colour. I retain a lot of them and don't forget. I usually have scary, disturbing, or just plain weird dreams. I've never ever had a good dream. I have a...
    SecretGaygent SecretGaygent 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    I've been having a lot of dreams lately about death and destruction. Namely in mental hospitals. It could be because of my recent visit to one of course but in some social circles...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I have dreams of me walking into things and meeting people I already know. Sometimes I have dreams of having sex with my high school teacher he was brilliant and so supportive. I...
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My whole life has been filled with the neatest profound bright dreams, I interact with those beings in my dreams. I will start with my earliest dream. I am about 4 years old. I am...
    VRR333 VRR333 56-60 Dec 6

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    Last night I dreamt I was sleeping. I wish sleeping in your dreams gave you twice the amount of rest you get with normal dreams.....
    thatvegangirl thatvegangirl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I keep dreaming about my abusive ex boyfriend! But good dreams! Like sex dreams! Idk why I keep dreaming about him. It's really strange I haven't seen him in over 5 years!
    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My dream world has been very active the last few nights. Last night I dreamt I was part of a superhero coalition, all female. There was a group of about ten to twelve of us and we...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    In one of my oldest good dreams, I climbed through the ceiling of my closet into a seemingly endless vertical tunnel with smooth white walls. I was maybe 6 years old when I had...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M Dec 1

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    In my dreams last night, we were traveling. We stopped at one town where they were having a revival. We enjoyed the service then they had a get together afterwards. I picked up...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    My dream last night was a long one. We started out in a cemetery, the kids& I were cleaning the headstones and monuments, going in a clockwise pattern. We were also changing a...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Those adventures which I have to sort out when I awaken are either the most exhilarating or the most terrifying dreams. Sometimes I'll wonder about a dream character's well-being...
    DiaLuz DiaLuz 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I've been having such bad dreams for the last two weeks or so. It's very unnerving to wake up and remember all the details of the frustration and violence i experienced in my sleep...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Why do I see other men in my dreams? Sometimes it's men I've known and others it isn't, but every time the man is very comforting. I don't find comfort easily and I'm married so o...
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Last night's dreams involved some job out on the docks. My boss wanted me to get a lunch/party scheduled the next day and I deemed it thrilling and appropriate to book a lovely...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Lately I've been having some really uninteresting dreams and they all at school. I were there just being criticized by my fellow art students in class for finals. Bluh.
    notuh notuh 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    In my dreams last night I took possession of a young boy from a very poor family. I had him for about a week. I was supposed to bring him back but I didn't want to leave him with...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Like I said on my October 4th post about not understanding my dreams I still don't. I just came off my anti seizure meds yesterday. And now I went from flying in my dream to dying...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    My dreams are always in 3 parts, like scenes that sometimes go together. So strange. Why 3's and why so strange? . . .
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    Awoke at 2:20 a.m. on Thanksgiving from this bizarre dream about having been kidnapped by two strangers who lured me to their house from an airport because I left my purse in the...
    lc1967 lc1967 46-50, F Nov 28

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    A while back, I dreamed I was in a fire. It was very unusual. I was in a small fire, but the one in my dream was a little bigger. I also dreamed that I was in a cafe. There was...
    Christian02 Christian02 22-25, F Nov 28

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    I get dreams so intense I write stories, movies, and TV show ideas from them
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M Dec 1

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    I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Dreams again of growing flowers and plants. The late bloomer that I am.
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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