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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 152 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    Ever since I was little my dreams, good or bad, have always been extremely vivid. Sometimes I have a hard time distinguishing between what happened in my dream and what really...
    alifeofcreativity alifeofcreativity 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    I think it's fine to give up on your life. During my years especially the last 3 or just 2.5 I've made significant progress in not so much achieving success but achieving peace. As...
    Thomasjcox Thomasjcox 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    I have found someone that's opened a new channel of my heart....someone that has presented me with new challenges that I'm very excited about. ...it's been so very long since words...
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    I dreamt that I was given a white rabbit and his out In the bed! Strange and weird!
    napoli59 napoli59 46-50, M Sep 1

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    Not only are they hyperealistic, but I'm lucid in them. If i die in one, I don't wake up, i either continue as a spirit, zombie, whatever happened to me and continue the dream...
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M Sep 11

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    I am in a deep forest. My throat is parched and my lips are dry. Under the huge canopy of the trees a well appears, brimming with water. I scoop the water in my palms and I drink...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    So some people believe dreams can tell what's going to happen in the future and some don't believe in that. But something we all have to agree is that dreams are things that are...
    Amusec Amusec 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    The only dreams I still remember are nightmares in one form or another. I don't mind them, they can actually be quite interesting. A month or so back, I had one of truly epic...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Just about the only dreams that I used to remember were these precognative dreams. In them I literally experience something 6 months to a year before it happens and they uually...
    sirwilliam86 sirwilliam86 26-30, M Sep 18

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    Lately I've been having dreams about animals attacking me, and they always seem to go for my amazing face. Okay, maybe not amazing, maybe mediocre but that's not the point. The...
    lunalancing lunalancing 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    I got murdered in my dreams again yesterday, by some hoodlum with a big machete or a sword or something, which turned into a shotgun at the end, I think he shot my right hand off...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I recall a lot of My dreams in great detail. It's like I can keep a book on them. Some being extremely frighting and some just strange. The most recent one was about a lady who...
    mitxic mitxic 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I had a dream about two days ago that somthing wrong was going to happen in my family & it just did i been having dreams that come true since I can remember and my mom has dreams...
    mariardz55 mariardz55 18-21, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I taught myself to lucid dream in middle school. Ever since, I can sometimes remember up to five dreams and can usually set an internal alarm clock. Master your mind and you can...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    So last night I had a dream about my mom having a beautiful bird as a pet. The bird's cage was always clean and he always had food, but in the dream I always felt sad about it. I...
    Amusec Amusec 22-25, F Sep 9

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    In my dreams last night my husband and I were on the floor in front of the TV. We started getting frisky but then my sister walked in. I had to get to work anyway so H takes me. We...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    It's funny how your loved ones come to you in your dreams. My mum past away when I was 9. About a year ago I had a dream that I was with 2 girlfriends and we were meeting up with...
    Mzwalker Mzwalker 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    My dreams are so vivid that somedays i dont want to wake up. But when i do reality slaps me in my face
    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I often have dreams so vivid I have to question whether or not I actually had a conversation with a person. When I was young I would tell my mom stories about something I believed...
    travismumbles travismumbles 36-40, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I haven't had time to write down my dreams from the night before last, and I don't want to share the whole details, but I had a really emotional dream where I was at the house I...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I keep having nightmares about s3xual assault. At first I think it feels good then I realize the person doing whatever to me isn't my boyfriend so I freak out and the dreams go...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love having vivid dreams its make me think all day. Last nite I had a dream of being young again & hanging with an old flame but I also can control time
    djdwtw17 djdwtw17 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I distance myself. I do the letting go rituals. I write. I go right through the pain. I gently tend to my wounds. I open my heart up. I breathe and meditate. I do my best. I do...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I am intrigued when vivid dreams turn into passionate nightmares.
    ImpishIncubus ImpishIncubus 70+, M Sep 11

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    They'r to the point they seem more real than this, and it has been a LONG time since i could call them dreams. They'r more like unending nightmares.
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Just remember, all dreams are choreographed and executed by God and His angels to achieve the end results He desires... Not all can be interpreted... God bless you all!
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I like my dreams way better than my life so I sleep extra. Lol
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I can't stop seeing people dying and in my dreams I'm the one who kills them... Make it stop
    bluejay19 bluejay19 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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