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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 205 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am beginning to accept

    that I am not going to be drafted.
    hlpflwthat hlpflwthat 51-55, M Jun 14

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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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    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 Oct 5, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    13-year-old Angelica Pickles saved me in my Dream this all started with the town pool I was swimming there Someone got me out of the pool and started mouth to mouth resuscitation...
    mylifewiththegirls mylifewiththegirls 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    If i have an afternoon nap i dream very very vividly. At night its not so bad until 4am ish than its onnn right until i wake. Lately theyve been really strong and tend to linger in...
    FeelingOfexpression FeelingOfexpression 31-35, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I used to at least. Some still wake up, but I forget them instantly. It's been a while since I was able to remember anything significant from a dream.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I don't think I believe in love anymore. At least not for myself. Let me tell you - if you have someone in your life who you love and who loves you back, always remember how lucky...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I drempt of her all night. I'd sleep for a few hours and wake up, watch YouTube and pass out only to dream of her again. strange dreams, stuck in her house and having no reason to...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I JUST had this dream. Well, it was more of a nightmare. It's compelled me to get up, grab my laptop, and report it back to you guys.It starts off with me on the very laptop I'm...
    Nihil4EVA Nihil4EVA 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Lost someone I loved a lot two weeks ago and it sucks.
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The worst nightmare of my life. Sitting in a home that was once mine and my stbe strolls up with one of "my" BFs and another one of "our" best friends. She walks into my home...
    2bMeAgain 2bMeAgain 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yup I've given up in trying to be in a relationship. It's too stressful to try. Imma just live life and not give a rats ***. :D
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    i was asked to speak at my high school graduation. i never spoke in school to anyone but my 1-3 friends, but i spoke to hundreds at my small high school. i was shaking but no one...
    eloquentwords eloquentwords 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I've been having allot of dreams lately where someone's trying to kill me, or an evil spirit /demon chases me and tries to kill me, but i wouldn't call them nightmares because I'm...
    WooTang710 WooTang710 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I've been having allot of dreams lately where someone's trying to kill me, or an evil spirit /demon chases me and tries to kill me, but i wouldn't call them nightmares because I'm...
    WooTang710 WooTang710 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I've been having allot of dreams lately where someone's trying to kill me, or an evil spirit /demon chases me and tries to kill me, but i wouldn't call them nightmares because I'm...
    WooTang710 WooTang710 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    so, before i fall asleep sometimes I get these mini dreams i guess you could call them, but I'm not yet fully dreaming and am consciously aware of whats going on. Last night, i had...
    WooTang710 WooTang710 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    For those people who are having a bad day and taking it out on other folks. Why? You know you could be going to therapy for that? Talking with your consular? Someone you love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    With all my friends here why didn't someone suggest that biking across Iowa in the dead of summer was a poor vacation option. Two days into it and RAGBRAI bit me but I'll try...
    hbr1 hbr1 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    I think I'm going to just swear off dating and relationships forever and become celibate, maybe I'll join a convent or something, I don't know
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    September 22, 2013 I was really happy when Lady Gaga put out Applause in August. But in September my grandma was hospitalized. Her body was negatively reacting to a medication was...
    TheDopeAura TheDopeAura 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    please help I feel like a dumb *** I am afraid that I lost someone i care about this girl means the world to me I would do anything for this girl I would move heaven and earth for...
    josephpiper josephpiper 18-21 a week ago

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    Well, I am a Lucid Dreamer, have been for a long time. So much so that it's been five years since i've had a true nightmare because I'll simply turn around and walk away from...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 21

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    so, really the only time I have vivid dreams that feel extremely real and colorful is between the hours of 8am to 11am. it's odd. generally it is after my husband goes to work, and...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    well the same thing happened to me I had a dream that someone would hit on me the strange thing is it was a girl the dream wasn't clear kind of jumbled so I couldn't tell what was...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Sometimes i don't like to dream. Because sometimes, i have little dreams of the future. But i tend to not remember them until that moment is happening. It feels like "de ja vu...
    SwizzleDragon SwizzleDragon 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Most recently I have been talking to someone. They intrigued me in every way. It's odd because I normally don't get hooked. I live life in my little bubble and don't like adding to...
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Ok so when I was younger and would get sick and after the couple of stages of getting sick I'd go to sleep and on my lasnight of being very very sick I'd go to bed and I'd be so...
    AlphaAlexander AlphaAlexander 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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