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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 5, 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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    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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    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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    I often have very vivid dreams. I wish I can remember most of them I am often entertained by these dreams, they are better then most movies. I often make jokes in my dreams that...
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    I have given up on my life, and life. I'm 20 years old, hate my job, my present, my home, my mistakes, ....so much more. I stopped going to college cause I lack motivation and dont...
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    I have a few dreams that reoccur that I have had since I was little, the weird thing about it is now that I have them as I'm older they don't play out the same. I'm fixing them...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I have killed someone. The girl I used to be.
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Hey all. The problem I am writing about is very common, I just need your advice. I have a friend, She is really good person, I felt really good when she is around me, we are close...
    missworldever missworldever 16-17 1 Response Aug 5

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    I have regular dreams about being naked or almost naked. The thing is though, I always get seen this way by people, in these dreams. Sometimes it is just a few people and sometimes...
    Sexplorer77 Sexplorer77 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know whether dreams are just a mish-mash of stuff your sub-conscious dredges up when you sleep, or whether they actually mean something. There are so many books explaining...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Girly warning! You might get an estrogen overload by reading this! Anyways(: my dreams are normally good dreams. It's usually about me being a princess or being a mermaid or...
    quirkyme quirkyme 13-15, F Jul 25

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    My favorites are ones when seriously beautiful girls pass out in my arms. I'm seriously turned on by unconscious girls and in my dreams, a beautiful girl will faint in my arms. I...
    FaintingFemme FaintingFemme 22-25 Jul 26

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    My dreams are so vivid I thought what if some of us break the thresholds between our reality and parallel universes when we sleep? Some things are honestly way too real in my...
    whatfoolsweloversare whatfoolsweloversare 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    At least 5 nights out of the week I dream about a zombie apocalypse! It was kind of cool at first, but now i find myself exhausted when i wake up since i feel like i was running...
    marleyjane marleyjane 22-25, F Jul 23

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    More weird dreams I was in my grandmothers house which was burnt years ago the house still smelled the same it was must of dirt and the smell of an old oil furnace the walls with...
    Organia Organia 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    So I have had my second dream now that I'm just calling wedding nightmares. I'm not even getting married! Recently gained a less than favorable view of marriage because of some...
    chelsea1993 chelsea1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    The last thought that is on my mind as I make my way towards a night of dreams is...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M Jul 23

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    Why do my dreams involve dead family members talking to me
    hellyboo1997 hellyboo1997 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    The fact that my dreams are more vivid than my life...sucks ***...
    ivefoundme ivefoundme 22-25, F a week ago

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    My dog (My sole purpose of life) passed away 2 years ago. I would have dreams I was at my old house, he would come running in and I would acknowledge it was a dream, I knew he was...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    In one of my dreams that really hit me emotionally... It started off with me in a black room that was covered in blood everywhere. I turn around I see a scale that weighs small...
    maliciousMartyr maliciousMartyr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I love how my dreams have absolutly nothing to do with my life -__-
    jokerscash jokerscash 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I dreamt of him again last night. I thought the dreams would have stopped by now. I thought my feelings were gone but I guess not... I'm digging myself in deeper than I'd like to...
    Oneandonly3 Oneandonly3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I have vivid premonitions and I write stories that come true as if I see it coming before it does every time. Dreams and visions are a form of mysterious arts.
    lifeafterdeath7 lifeafterdeath7 51-55, M Aug 9

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    I had never have sex with men I would like to vivid my dreams...
    Luisabarbara Luisabarbara 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I can't stop dreaming about my ex! We've been broken up for 3 years and I've been in a new and amazing relationship for 2. The dreams happen close to twice a week. I know I don't...
    Isaiah4310 Isaiah4310 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Snyder jumped to food cold beer and wait place filled with snow the snow was frosty feeling your breath should briefed an attempt to postpone fair and there was a child that was...
    Organia Organia 46-50, F Jul 23

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    I dreamt that I was eating rose buds. Then I took them out of my mouth one by one. Then they bloomed immediately after they were taken out. I'm not a lesbian, as I think it could...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F Jul 29

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    Zombies, Zombies Everywhere!! I was with this group of people, on a normal day on our way to a sort of Job Fair . We walked through the parking lot of a some chain stores when we...
    Shad0wCat Shad0wCat 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 31

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    I get so high on her messages. The anticipation of hearing from her again, seeing her face, her body. I get horny every time. It's aching everywhere. And I have to do something...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I had one just last night where the little girl ghost haunting the second story of my work was a black mass with green eyes and she tried to kill me! I was terrified, and...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I dream of me as my wolf, very vividly I get very excited as though my dream is real and I had finally shifted and I will now have my happily ever after.. It's not that long until...
    XxWolfGirlMidnightxX XxWolfGirlMidnightxX 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Last night I dreamt that I was home alone packing for a trip, and I saw that somehow there was a black dress hanging from the chandelier... I took it down and packed it into my...
    amazingcuzitis amazingcuzitis 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This was summer 2013. I had a dream about this guy, he was lying on a hospital bed. I couldn't see his face, but I knew his face was pale. Just before he died he told me he loved...
    LOLiwish LOLiwish 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Think I've been playing too many video games /been on my computer way too much. My last dream had some GTA elements in it along with an online personality involved. I dreamt that I...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 25