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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 213 People

    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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    I am beginning to accept

    that I am not going to be drafted.
    hlpflwthat hlpflwthat 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 14

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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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    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 31-35, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    We all have. I liked to think as each and every person that I'd lost in my life as a 'purposeful' loss - one that had meaning, one that was determined by fate and had pushed me...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    I was in class, doing some equations etc, while some guy is talking to me about something Idek now looking back on it. But by the end of the conversation, he asks casually: ''Are...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    to: someone named Kate- I'm so sorry I offended you! Please forgive my disrespect. I think I misunderstood what was going on with out chat....Sorry again!
    krissyjo19512 krissyjo19512 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I woke up not to long ago from a nap and I had a dream about my brother. It's almost rare for me to dream about him but the past few dreams have be extremely emotional.~ My brother...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Last night I dreamt that there was a small murky lake in my back yard. It had always been there, but what I didn't know was that it had two sharks in it. Two big, dark, ragged...
    MonSecret MonSecret 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Had totally disturbing dystopian dream involving race, letterpress, transgender, education, chaos, power gone wrong, mob mentality, supernatural...and it was a bit too steampunkish...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm starting to come around to the thought that everything in dreams can and does have a speculative 'meaning' not always a truth but in the sense of we dream what we know - I...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know I don't know much, but I have had 2 girlfriends,they both left me :(. So I have kinda given up. Every time I i get a crush, it always ends badly for me. I just want someone...
    Joshua135 Joshua135 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Once, because there was no where to sit at lunch time, I sat with some year nines in some small rounded table who were in my older brother's form. Some girl was talking and as...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I belong to a country where unfortunately caste still is everything. Your love has no meaning if your castes are not the same, your commitment has no value if you don't belong to...
    dela123 dela123 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I had a dream last night were a kid at school ran against his locker and jammed his hockey stick threw the side of his head. Then later on i saw his brain scans and had to help him...
    WooTang710 WooTang710 26-30, F a week ago

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    I always remember my dreams in such detail. I'm surprised that most people don't. Dreams expand your life and imagination.
    tommy38 tommy38 36-40, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was in Moe's tavern you know in Springfield? So I was hanging out with Homer Simpson, Carl, Moe and barney (the drunk guy). I had to go to the bathroom and I did while I was in...
    qoutegirl44 qoutegirl44 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    In school, once, there was something stuck in between my teeth from lunch the period before, and so I freely put my hands in my teeth trying to get it out when some cute guy walks...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I had a dream I was at my ex boyfriends house from the begging of my freshmen year of HS, looking for a razor to shave my public area in his bathroom. His sister who's older walked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 26

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    My Revenge(Failed Murder Plot)-While I kept my ears strained for the sounds of running water,behind the door of master bedroom's attached bath,my clumsy 11 year old hands tried to...
    SoullessEyes SoullessEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    A Letter to A Customer, I know you're busy. So am I. But I wanted to take a moment to let you know that caught your daughter climbing the shelves in my department yesterday. Her...
    BabyRottie BabyRottie 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I've been trying (and failing) to have lucid dreams. I'm only a beginner so I'll keep trying. Any tips/success stories?
    theoreticals theoreticals 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I am thankful to have met some wonderful people here. Just want to say thank you to all ! Especially one in particular ;) Kisses
    Gagirl007 Gagirl007 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I was drunk with some friends and the evening got us play turn the bottle on a house party. We were playing with guys we did not know. And later one girl said whoever the bottle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 21

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    it started out with me sleeping over at my brothers house with my sister and best freind. I fell asleep there but awoke to my dogs flipping out, then my brother came in with two...
    WooTang710 WooTang710 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I've always had very visual dreams but as I began to walk my Spiritual path my dreams became very vivid and would come in and out almost like part of a cycle. Sometimes I don't...
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I had a lucid dream the other night... In the dream I was lying in bed with someone and it was morning so I decided to get up. As I got up I felt something underneath my shirt and...
    bbykat bbykat 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 20

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    So last night I dreamt that there was a big war going on. My fiancé is in the Marines and I hadn't heard from him so I was really worried. Then somehow I ended up getting caught...
    usmcluv usmcluv 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Last night I had a Dream that I was in a wheelchair in a hospital stairway. I was trying to wheel myself down the steps and as I was doing this a nurse was laughing and taunting me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response